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On Target Preparedness is a vital partner to our academic program and an important private service provider for the public health systems in our region.

On Target Preparedness is a vital partner to our academic program and an important private service provider for the public health systems in our region. With innovative approaches and consummate professionalism, OTP offers creative solutions to the ever-evolving challenges of protecting the health of our communities--particularly in rural counties. Over the years, our students who have had the opportunity to practice their skills and learn alongside the staff of OTP uniformly attest to the passion and commitment of David Hesselmeyer and his team on the wide range of projects they undertake.

David R. Tillman, PhD, MEd, MA, CPH

Chair, Department of Public Health
Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health S


On Target Preparedness brings a level of professionalism and genuine concern for their clients that is above and beyond typical customer service. The 24/7 accessibility of staff, rapid responses to questions, and accurate information provided by this company and all of the employees far exceeds the price tag for services. Working with David and the group not only improved our contracted Full Scale Exercise, but additionally they enriched our overall preparedness program in Davidson County.

Lillian B. Henderson

Health Director
Davidson County Health Department

Planning Manager

David and his staff at On Target Preparedness (OTP) have worked with our department for over seven years. They’ve been an excellent resource in all matters related to preparedness – plans, exercises, training, and troubleshooting with state and federal grant requirements. We get the benefit of their experience working with other agencies. OTP is a vital part of our preparedness program.

Helped Us Meet Our Requirements

"Harnett County Health Department has contracted with On Target Preparedness for several years to provide assistance with All Hazards Plan preparation, preparedness training, and exercise planning and execution. We recently completed our Strategic National Stockpile Full Scale Exercise which was a very successful endeavor. The exercise involved community partners from Emergency Management, the local hospitals, and other county agencies and all agencies were able to take away lessons learned. On Target Preparedness has been a key player in our ability to meet Agreement Addenda requirements for preparedness funding."

Realistic Exercises

"Scotland County Emergency Services has been involved, in some form or another, with David Hesselmeyer and his company, “On Target Preparedness”, since the inception of the company. Though not contracting with the company directly, Scotland County Emergency Services has been an active player and participant in several exercises that “On Target Preparedness” has developed and facilitated for the local Public Health Department. We have found their work to be through in scope of development, timely and punctual in scheduling and delivery of product, and very successful in achievement of the goals and objectives set forth in the initial planning phase of the exercise development. We have found their work to be all encompassing from start to finish with no lose ends and yet realistic in the sense of developing goals and objects that mirror and compliment the available resources of the local participating agencies. The exercises have ranged in scope from natural events such as hurricanes to biological events such as Ebola Outbreaks. All have been realistic in nature and have taxed the local community resources requiring agencies to think “Out of the Box” to arrive at viable solutions. “On Target Preparedness” has also played an integral part in the reactivation process of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) in Scotland County. Scotland County Emergency Services has been very satisfied and pleased with all the interaction that has occurred with “On Target Preparedness” and looks forward to working with them on future projects."

Professional, Effective, and Efficient

"Moore County has found David and his staff at On Target Preparedness to be very professional, effective, and efficient. They have served us well and been a great partner for preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts."

D. Scot Brooks

CEM, CCEMT-P / Deputy Director of Public Safety E
Moore County Public Safety / Carthage, NC

Integrity And Dedication

"In my humble opinion, David Hesselmeyer is a man of integrity and dedication. In our interaction together he has been courteous and always willing to help. Many individuals offer training and education but few offer it with the level of etiquette, professionalism, and courtesy that you will find with On Target Preparedness."

Andy J. Starnes

Deputy Chief
Project Kill The Flashover