The preliminary products and services services developed by FFPMP are aimed at:

  • Risk Area Assessments
  • Community Preparedness & Planning
  • Cost-Benefit Trade Studies for Alternative Investments and Solutions


We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  Most of our revenue is envisioned to be provided through grants 

 If you're interested to see what we've been doing recently (especially if you want to help), check out our project list.


Our consortium consists of like-minded professionals who seek to “protect their investments” and “save lives” through informed planning and the identification of viable solutions.  If you would like to become a member of our consortium, please contact us today.

President & Founder

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

The old adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," is from a bygone era where common sense prevailed.  Today, common sense is harder and harder to find in politics.  (Read the 1996 bestseller, The Death of Common Sense.)  Perhaps it was the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and then Hurricane Sandy that reinforced my belief that governments in the United States prefer to react, rather than plan. The shame is that we don't do a good job of reacting.  Politicians act surprised, in the face of scientific estimates and predictions.

I have extensively read and reviewed trends, forecasts, and predictions related to a variety of possible high risk events facing communities in North America, and around the world.  What astounds me, is that while most studies do a fair job of identifying and detailing the nature of the risks; absolutely none of the studies go the next step, to help identify mitigations or solutions.

I established the Foundation for Prediction, Mitigation and Planning to educate communities about the risks they face, encourage them to be proactive and identify a range of courses of action that can effectively mitigate or abate the impacts of certain high-risk events.  It is all about being solution minded, and identifying viable solutions to address known challenges.  Let us all stop acting surprised.  It is time to be proactive, and invest in "an ounce of prevention."

Consortium-Based Solutions




Foundation for

Prediction, Mitigation and Planning

Bill Ellis

Our philosophy to interdisciplinary problem solving is to reach out to the best and brightest minds across government, academia and industry and forge a coalition of the willing.  We strive to not only identify key scientifically-based risk areas facing our communities, but we seek to partner with solutions-minded professionals who can present our communities with appropriate, adequate, and affordable solutions.