Transcript Slide 1

Emergency Management
Primary Functions
Emergency Planning
Emergency Preparedness
Disaster Management
Disaster Recovery Coordination
Emergency Planning
• All Hazards Planning
– Planning in anticipation of natural and man-made disasters
• County Emergency Operations Plan
– Guide for county’s response to disasters/emergencies
• Regional Protective Action Plan
– Collaboration of regional jurisdictions to establish evacuation and
shelter plans
• Resource Management Guide
– Listing of resources and MOU’s for use during disasters/emergencies
• Mitigation (prevention)
– Hazard Mitigation Plan – county’s plan to reduce risk
Emergency Preparedness
• Risk Assessment
– Identification of hazards and their impact
• Public Education
– Heighten citizen awareness and preparation
– Citizens Guide to Emergencies
• Pre-Disaster Shelter Identification
– Pre-identify schools to serve as shelters
• Resource Development MOU’s
– Pre-identify and approve agreements with
vendors and businesses for emergency
• Exercises and Drills
– Mass immunization exercise
– Operation TRAX
– AIREx 2006
Disaster Management
• Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
– Nerve center for county operations
• Support of Emergency Responders
– Additional resources
– Activation of mutual aid agreements
• Arrange for Shelter of Citizens
– In cooperation with Red Cross and Social Services
• Coordinate Assistance of State & Federal Governments
• Public Notification
– Emergency Alert System
– Emergency Telephone Notification System
• Public Information
– Pre-disaster public information sharing
– Telephone Information Line
Disaster Recovery Coordination
• Coordinate Damage
– Assign damage assessment
– Develop damage assessment
• Brief Elected Officials on
Status of Disaster
– Inform Commissioners on
magnitude of emergency
– Make recommendations for
disaster declaration and
additional resources required
• Establish Disaster Recovery
– In cooperation with MEMA and
FEMA, arrange for recovery
assistance for citizens
• Coordinate Recovery Efforts
with State & Federal Agencies
Local Emergency Planning Committee
• Federal Mandate
– SARA Title III Act of 1986,
requiring governments to
perform emergency planning for
hazardous material incidents
• Hazardous Chemical
– Tier II reporting system to
identify locations of hazardous
materials in the county
• Community-Right-To-Know
– Upon request, provide citizens
with information on hazardous
materials in their community
• Commodity Flow Study
– Transportation survey to
determine the types of
hazardous materials moving
throughout the county by land
and rail routes
Ongoing Programs
• Citizen Corps Council
– Created to recruit volunteers to assist government during disasters
• CERT - Community Emergency Reserve Team Program
– Free Program offered to all Citizens to Teach Emergency
• Citizen’s Guide to Emergency Preparedness
– Booklet delivered to Homes and Businesses throughout the County
• Critical Incident Protocol Group
– Public/private partnership between business and government for
maintaining business continuity