We strive to help business owners, cities, counties, tribes, and regions develop a solid Emergency Management foundation by working with you to provide planning, training, and exercise guidance for your employees and local responders. Paramount Planning was founded by Blain Johnson in Bismarck, ND in 2015 and has since moved to Grand Rapids, MN, serving the needs of many counties, tribes, and cities in northern Minnesota, while also serving clients beyond the region. 

blain johnson

Position: Owner & Founder

Years of education: 6
Years of experience: 6

B.S. Emergency Management (North Dakota State)            M.S. Biodefense (George Mason University)

Mr. Johnson founded Paramount Planning in 2015 after realizing the need for more diverse and competitive Emergency Management Consultants in the upper Midwest. 

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Featured in the 2016 list of top young entrepreneurs in the state of Minnesota

Minnesota Business Magazine

August 2016


TO IMPROVE YOUR jurisdictions capacity to effectively respond to disasters. 

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Collaboration is important in emergencies, it is also important in planning and exercising. Here owner Blain Johnson stands with other MN regional planning consultants who worked together on a mass casualty exercise at the AMEM Emergency Management Conference in Sep, 2019. 
From Left: Scott Reiten (Cornerstone Consulting Services), Paul VanVoorhis (Preffered Response), Jennifer Olson (NW RDC), and Blain Johnson (Paramount Planning)

“Working with Paramount Planning was a great experience. They know exactly what their clients need and I look forward to continuing my relationship with Paramount on upcoming projects.”

Dustin Calhoun

American Red Cross