Are You Ready for the Maximum of Maximums?


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Speakers:  William Lokey, Program Director, Witt Associates
 Diane Newman, Regional Planner, Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program
 Lise Northey, Acting Program Manager, Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant
This session will center on an interactive workshop to stimulate participants‟ thinking about how they
can prepare for a catastrophic incident. Most public and private sector emergency management plans in
our state address “routine” emergencies, not what FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate calls the
“Maximum of Maximums” that require new ways of doing business. The exercise will also introduce
participants to the Puget Sound Catastrophic Disaster Coordination Plan and its Annexes. We will
challenge participants to identify and commit to a series of “next steps” they can take to become better
prepared for a catastrophic incident.

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Are You Ready for the Maximum of Maximums?

  1. 1. Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant ProgramRegional Catastrophic Preparedness Team Chair: Barb Graff, Seattle Office of Emergency Management Vice-Chair: Jody Woodcock, Pierce County Department of Emergency Management Staff Lise Northey, Acting Program Manager Diane Newman, Regional Planner Project Leads (multiple agencies)
  2. 2. Program GoalsSupport local response/fill gapsImprove cross-jurisdictional situationawareness and resource sharingEffectively manage influx of State andFederal resources
  3. 3. RCPGP SitesTier 1 Sites Tier 2 Sites Chicago Boston Los Angeles Honolulu Houston Norfolk New York Puget Sound/Seattle San Francisco Washington, D.C.
  4. 4. Puget Sound RCPGPPlanning Region
  5. 5. Puget Sound RCPGPTribal Nations
  6. 6. RCPGP Grant CyclesPhase 1: FY 2008 (Sept ‘08 thru Aug ’11) Regional prioritiesPhase 2: FY 2009 (Aug ‘09 thru July 12) FEMA mandatesPhase 3: FY 2010 (Sept ‘10 thru July ’13) Training and exercise Sustainment
  7. 7. Coordination Plan & Annexes Coordination Plan Resource Management Evacuation and Sheltering and Logistics Transportation Recovery Nursing Home Evacuation Pre-Hospital EmergencyStructural Collapse Rescue Triage and Treatment Volunteer and Donations Victim Identification and Management Family Assistance Medical Surge Public Preparedness Resource Management Campaign
  8. 8. Program ToolsCoordination Tools RCPGP SharePoint site (at KC SharePoint) Incident snapshot (I-Snap) Multi-agency conference call protocols Recommended work groups
  9. 9. Coordination SequenceRegional Coordination Process 1st Operational Period 2nd Operational Period ...Day 7+ Event Timeline Long Term INCIDENT Initial Response to Mid-Term Recovery Recovery Multi-County Communications State/Regional State EOC State Logistics Conference Call Conference Call Recovery Task Force(s) Incident Initial Regional Organizational Deconflicting Snapshots Conference Call Conference Call Conference Call Protocol Incident for Regional Work Work Work Work Work Snapshot Conference Group Group Group Group Group Tools Call Work Group
  10. 10. Program ToolsResource Management/Logistics Tools Position checklists Guidelines for local staging areas Recommended resource lists Emergency contracting guidance Evaluation and self-assessment Tool Maps of staging and distribution sites (fed/state/local)
  11. 11. Program ToolsEvacuation and Sheltering Tools Evacuation Planning Templates Incident Management Team Checklist National Mass Evacuation Tracking System FEMA National Shelter System Inventory of Puget Sound Mass Notification Systems Inventory of Regional Transportation Resources
  12. 12. Program ToolsVolunteer and Donations Management Spontaneous Volunteer Management Plan template Volunteer Reception Center templateStructural Collapse Rescue Resource request checklist Response checklists
  13. 13. Program ToolsTransportation Recovery State detour routes Recovery prioritization tool Roadway, Waterways, Aviation toolboxesVictim Information and Family Assistance Patient tracking protocols Family Assistance Center site and operational plans
  14. 14. Opportunities/Next StepsDefine county/city rolesBuild countywide coordination into yourlocal/regional planning “P”Leverage the Regional Plan and AnnexesBuild and sustain planning communities
  15. 15. Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant ProgramQuestions?Find contact information at: