During times of crisis there is often a need to provide shelter management for a large number of people. Whether a displaced population, relief workers, or contractors, the proper management of facilities can greatly impact the success of the mission. Many times a shelter is a collective effort of many different agencies and contractors. OK’S Cascade Company has the organizational skill set, training and resources necessary to safely and efficiently care for large and small shelter populations.

With our Incident Command System trained and certified staff, you can be sure that your needs will be taken care of for:

  • Evacuation Shelters
  • Special Needs Shelters
  • Comfort Station Shelters

During a single disaster response event in 2008 we operated 10 Evacuation and Special Medical Needs Shelters, and 60 Comfort Station Shelters for the State of Louisiana while concurrently operating 14 Base Camps all across the Gulf Coast Region.


Security Services

OK’S Cascade maintains relationships with providers of experienced security officers and supervisors that are seasoned in disaster response situations. These personnel understand that their actions during a response can have an impact well beyond the conclusion of the response. Our goal is to control and protect the location in such a fashion that everyone feels safe and secure.

Our providers recruit security officers from backgrounds that expose them to difficult situations requiring judgment and control under pressure situations. These personnel are recruited from the following specific areas.

  • Military: Emphasis on combat, combat support and leadership positions.
  • Law Enforcement: Emphasis on uniformed positions.
  • Security: Extensive background in a specialty security field.

All personnel hired by our providers complete an in depth screening process that includes a criminal record check and drug screening. All personnel are qualified and licensed in the state of assignment. All state required training is completed prior to being assigned.
OK’S Cascade and our providers have extensive experience in disaster response situations. The fact that our clients request our presence throughout the entire disaster response is a valued endorsement of our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction.


Medical Support

OK’S Cascade maintains relationships with providers of experienced medical support services that are seasoned in disaster response situations. These personnel understand that their actions during a response can have an impact well beyond the conclusion of the response. By having medical services available for our shelter services, we can be sure that proper levels of care will be provided depending on the population cared for. Whether the need calls for simple first aid, ambulance services, or more serious medical conditions, you can be sure that OK’S Cascade will have the proper services available.

It is a pleasure to work with the staff of OK’S.  When severe weather or unexpected conditions occur, they always remain calm and solution oriented.  At some point during each event, we ask the customers to show their appreciation for OK’S Cascades’ efforts and they receive a rousing, sustained cheer.  However, few of the recipients actually hear it.  They are in the background busily getting ready for the next meal.

Michael Murphy
Event 360

The assistance of OK’S Cascade in providing mobile kitchen service, your flexibility and the excellent quality of the food provided was appreciated by our warehouse personnel, guests, and other exercise participants. Your company has shown to be an asset to MSRC as a designated necessary subcontractor in future exercises as well as in the event of an oil spill.

Marine Spill Response Corporation

I have had the pleasure of working with OK’S Cascade for the past few years, but their history with our event far surpasses mine. Whenever we have a logistical curve ball thrown at us,  they are always able to help us troubleshoot any situations that might occur. This includes during both the planning stages and on the event. They’re a great group of people to work with – professional, fair, knowledgeable and flexible.

Rupa Blackwell
AIDS/LifeCycle

The combination and quality of OK’S Cascade’s administrative staff, equipment, and deployment, make them an exceptional events partner.

Merritt Millsap
Country Fan Fest

We have used OK’S Cascade Company shower trucks for many years on our week long cycling tour called GOBA (Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure).  With over 2,000 cyclist, the riders marvel that there is always hot water, and that the showers always extremely clean. In fact, in many towns, the riders prefer the shower truck over the local facilities.

Bill Gordon
Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure

Cycle Oregon is a rigorous seven-day bike ride covering 400 to 500 miles. To feed 2,000 serious riders in remote settings, Cycle Oregon calls on OK’S Cascade exclusively. They earned this distinction because of their high quality menus, reliability, and focus on customer service.

Cycle Oregon