Top of Ohio RC&D Emergency Services Brief 20110112


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Final coordinator's briefing to the Top of Ohio Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council (before USDA de-funding of program in April 2011)

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Top of Ohio RC&D Emergency Services Brief 20110112

  1. 1. TOP OF OHIOResource Conservation & Development CouncilRural Emergency Services Program OverviewJanuary 2011 JEREMY A. KELLER, COORDINATOR
  2. 2. TOP OF OHIO RC&DTOP OF OHIOResource Conservation and Development HARDINCouncil (RC&D) MERCER AUGLAIZE Initially formed: 1972 LOGAN (Logan, Union and Champaign) SHELBY UNION Non-profit [501(3)c], voluntary DARKE CHAMPAIGN organization of 10 west-central Ohio MIAMI counties CLARK o 30-member Council (three per county) o Three-member Executive Committee Coordinate mutually beneficial projects 2007 Population Estimates: at the regional level in the following Top of Ohio RC&D Counties areas: Auglaize 46,429 Logan 46,279 o Rural Economic Development Champaign 39,522 Mercer 40,888 o Improved Quality of Life Clark 140,477 Miami 101,038 o Conservation of Natural Resources Darke 52,205 Shelby 48,834 o Development of Natural Resources Hardin 31,650 Union 47,234 Total RC&D Area Population: 594,556
  3. 3. TOP OF OHIO RC&D RURAL RESPONDER INITIATIVEScope of the Rural Fire & EMS Problem Top of Ohio RC&D Counties: Rural Population & Change Since 2000 Census Top of Ohio RC&D population: 60% live in rural communities/areas (outside cities > 5000 population) Hardin 55.9 % - 1.0% Mercer Auglaize • Rural population increasing at more 74.9 % - 0.2% 62.3 % + 0.7% than twice the rate of overall growth • Largely protected by volunteer/mostly Logan 72.6 % + 1.9% volunteer Fire and EMS departments Union Shelby 62.2 % + 20.2% • Limited and older fire protection water 59.2 % + 4.6% resources and apparatus Darke Champaign 75.0 % - 2.4% 71.1 % + 3.4% • Limited EMS capabilities Miami 48.7 % + 5.0% Even smaller cities have limited Clark career Fire & EMS services 51.5 % - 2.2% • 15 cities … includes Bellefontaine, Urbana, Piqua, Celina, etc. Rural vs. Urban Population (all 10 counties) • Limited resources compared to larger Population (2008 Census estimates) metro areas Top of Ohio RC&D Area 595,325 + 0.9 % since 2000 • Most have < 10 staff per shift … 2 or 3 236,804 39.8 % apparatus available at any time Urban Areas Pop >5000 - 2,413 since 2000 - 1.0 % since 2000 358,521 60.2 % Rural Areas + 7,625 since 2000 + 2.2% since 2000
  4. 4. TOP OF OHIO RC&D RURAL RESPONDER INITIATIVESummary: Top of Ohio RC&D Fire and EMS Organizations Fire & EMS Fire-Only EMS-Only Total County Volunteer Career Volunteer Career Volunteer Career All Types Auglaize 4 2 4 0 2 0 12 Champaign 2 1 3 0 2 0 8 Clark 10 2 0 0 1 1 14 Darke 11 1 2 0 5 1 20 Hardin 2 0 6 1 5 1 15 Logan 8 1 3 0 4 1 17 Mercer 5 0 4 1 1 0 11 Miami 5 3 4 0 3 0 15 Shelby 4 1 6 0 5 1 17 Union 7 1 0 0 0 0 8 Volunteer Career Volunteer Career Volunteer Career Total Top of Ohio RC&D 58 12 32 2 28 5 137 Totals: Volunteer: 118 Fire-EMS Total: 70 Fire-Only Total: 34 EMS-Only Total: 33 Career: 19NOTE:• Volunteer includes combination organizations comprising mostly volunteer staff supplemented with some paid staff (<50%)• Career includes combination organizations comprising mostly paid staff supplemented with some volunteer staff (<50%)Based on data provided by Ohio Departments of Public Safety (EMS Division) and Commerce (State Fire Marshal)
  5. 5. TOP OF OHIO RC&D RURAL RESPONDER INITIATIVEChallenges Facing Rural Fire & EMS Declining Base of Volunteers Summary: • Trend in rural Ohio and nationwide Ohio Fire & EMS Training Standards • Longer work hours and longer commutes Minimal Desirable Optimal  Less motivation to volunteer unpaid time Volunteer Firefighter I Firefighter II  Challenged to meet increasing training requirements Fire Firefighter 120 hrs 240 hrs Organizational Limitations 36 hrs • Coverage during work hours difficult First EMT-Basic Paramedic EMS Responder 130 hrs 1 year + • Longer response times 40 hrs  EMS: Lower survival rates Additional General Requirements  FIRE: Greater loss of life and property Emergency • Less & older equipment due to funding Ohio EVO Course 16 hrs Vehicle Operator  Less capable, more expensive/difficult to maintain Incident Infrastructure Limitations ICS-100 2-4 hrs Command System ICS-200 2-4 hrs • Emergency communications limitations (NIMS/ICS)  Radio frequencies inadequate for multiple incidents Awareness 8 hrs Hazardous • EMS: NO trauma centers in RC&D area Operations 16 hrs Materials  Increased dependence on helicopter medevac Technician 40-80 hrs • FIRE: Limited fire protection water supply Wildland Awareness 6 hrs  Dependence on water shuttle operations = increased exposure Firefighting Full Course 36-40 hrs to apparatus accidents
  6. 6. TOP OF OHIOCurrent Projects Overview RC&D INITIATIVES (CATEGORIES) PROJECTS Grant-Writing Assistance (G) • RR-G-XXX: Assistance to Individual Departments Community Risk Assessments (A) • RR-A-001: Champaign Co. Risk Assessment Rural Responder • RR-O-001: Rural Water Source Certification • RR-O-002: Model SOGs for Rural Fire Departments Initiative Ohio Rural Fire Council (O) • RR-O-003: Mutual Aid Rapid ID System (RR) • RR-O-004: Rural Fire Training Systems • RR-M-001: Logan Co. Map Book Geospatial (GIS) Projects (M) • RR-M-002: Geospatial Baseline Project • RR-M-003: Farm Incident Pre-Plans Database Training & Workshops (T) • RR-T-001: Rural Fire Coordination Workshops Prescribed Fire Planning Projects (P) • RX-P-001: Rx Fire Demonstration Areas – Phase I Initiative (RX) Ohio Rural Fire Council Projects (O) • RX-O-001: Ohio Rx Fire Council Mad River Safety • MR-P-001: Mad River Interagency Rescue Pre-Plan Initiative Planning Projects (P) • MR-P-002: Regional Swiftwater Capability (MR) Jobs Creation (J) • ED-J-001: Community Paramedicine Economic Development • ED-G-001: RTC Industries Assist (ED) Grant-Writing Assistance (G) • ED-G-002: Bears Mill Assist
  7. 7. TOP OF OHIO RC&D Geo-Spatial Baseline Project RURAL RESPONDER INITIATIVE Rural communities disadvantaged in competing for fire and EMS grants due to lack of comprehensive risk and needs Project Deliverables assessments Rural Emergency  Supports identification of optimal location for Infrastructure GIS new stations, water sources and apparatus  USDA-RD Community Facilities grants/loans  Supports identification of “hot spots” and  DHS-FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grants and Hazard areas of slow response time Mitigation Assistance grants Rural Fire Incident Analysis  Identification of incident causes and loss mechanisms to prioritize regional efforts and  Foundation grants  Ohio Fire Incident Reporting grant applications System (OFIRS) Data exists, but coordinated analytical efforts at local and regional level are lacking due to: Rural EMS Incident Analysis  Identification of injury and mortality issues to  Ohio EMS Incident Reporting prioritize regional efforts and grant  Funding and staffing constraints System (EMSIRS) applications  Ohio Trauma Registry (OTR)  Identification of key injury mechanisms  Lack of regional coordinating bodies impacting agricultural workers Project Objectives: Rural Responder Workforce  Characterization of firefighter and EMT Analysis workforce (emphasis on volunteers)  Develop baseline analytical product as resource to support  Identification of priority recruitment areas local and regional: Data Holdings & Collection Requirements • Planning and coordination • Grant proposal development and application GIS Base Layers  USDA and Census datasets freely available for  USDA data (NRCS, FSA) download – most already acquired, others available • Emergency service delivery improvement as needed  Census data  Some county-level data acquired, remainder  Tie all incident and workforce data into GIS framework to  County-provided data acquired as needed/available facilitate geo-spatial analysis  Locally-developed data  Some key county-level data will have to be locally developed (e.g. dry hydrants)  Dissemination: • Ensure that all analytical products receive the widest Rural Fire & EMS  Initial data for RC&D area provided for 2004-2008 possible dissemination Incident Data  Preliminary incident type analysis underway by county, community & rural/urban area • Emphasize electronic means (websites), but provide Rural Responder  Data requirements still under development hard copy support as required Workforce Data  Collection planned following completion of initial incident data analysis Project RR-M-002
  8. 8. Village of West Liberty Grant Assistance (RR-G-003): Use of Geospatial Baseline data with ArcGISNetwork Analyst to conduct feasibility study for new ambulance station as part of USDA-RD grant proposal development process
  9. 9. Census Blocks Road NetworkWest Liberty EMS: 2000 Census Blocks SummaryNumber of Blocks 576Population Range 0 to 248Mean 20.3Median 39Mode 6
  10. 10. 10000 TOTAL POPULATION BY THREE-MINUTE RESPONSE ZONE: 9000 Current station location vs. proposed southern location 8000 7000 6000 5000 Current Proposed 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 0 to 3 min 3 to 6 min 6 to 9 min 9 to 12 min 12 to 15 min 15 to 18 min 18 to 21 min
  11. 11. 4000 TOTAL HOUSING UNITS BY THREE-MINUTE RESPONSE ZONE:3500 Current station location vs. proposed southern location300025002000 Current Proposed15001000 500 0 0 to 3 min 3 to 6 min 6 to 9 min 9 to 12 min 12 to 15 min 15 to 18 min 18 to 21 min
  12. 12. 1400 POPULATION OVER 65 BY THREE-MINUTE RESPONSE ZONE: Current station location vs. proposed southern location12001000 800 Current Proposed 600 400 200 0 0 to 3 min 3 to 6 min 6 to 9 min 9 to 12 min 12 to 15 min 15 to 18 min 18 to 21 min
  13. 13. 3000 POPULATION UNDER 18 BY THREE-MINUTE RESPONSE ZONE: Current station location vs. proposed southern location250020001500 Current Proposed1000 500 0 0 to 3 min 3 to 6 min 6 to 9 min 9 to 12 min 12 to 15 min 15 to 18 min 18 to 21 min
  14. 14. TOP OF OHIO RC&DGeo-Spatial Baseline Project RURAL RESPONDER INITIATIVEChampaign County Community Risk Assessment (RR-A-001): Geospatial (GIS) analysis of Champaign County EMS response times (5-minute intervals) to identifyareas of inadequate coverage and at-risk populations using ArcGIS Network Analyst
  15. 15. Champaign County Community Risk Assessment (RR-A-001): Geospatial (GIS) analysis of Champaign County fire and injury riskfactors by political jurisdiction (municipalities and townships) using ArcGIS with 2000 Census data
  16. 16. Champaign County Community Risk Assessment (RR-A-001): Geospatial (GIS) analysis of Champaign County Emergency MedicalServices (EMS) responses by political jurisdiction (municipalities andtownships) using ArcGIS with 2000 Census data and 2004-2007 Ohio EMS Incident Reporting System (EMSIRS) data
  17. 17. Champaign County Community Risk Assessment (RR-A-001): Geospatial (GIS) analysis of Champaign County respiratory-relatedEMS responses by political jurisdiction (municipalities and townships)using ArcGIS with 2000 Census data and 2004-2007 Ohio EMS Incident Reporting System (EMSIRS) data
  18. 18. TOP OF OHIOLogan County Map Book Pilot Project RC&D USGS 7.5-min Quad Problem: Coverage  Logan County emergency responses are slowed by outdated dispatch maps  Rural fire/EMS rely on photocopies of county road maps for navigation … some department map books are over 20 years old  Common issue in all rural areas … places rural communities at increased risk 35 36 Solution:  Straightforward GIS project using free, off-the-shelf public data (Census 45 46 Bureau, USGS, USDA-NRCS and USDA-FSA) Standard Map Book Page  Use standardized grid based on USGS 7.5-min Map Quadrangles  Develop user-friendly, modular map books for responder use in the field … Quarter Quad all products on standard paper to facilitate reproduction and updates 3’ 45” Lat/Lon  Ensure full integration with Logan County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center (approx 4 miles) Project Implementation:  Develop draft proof-of-concept product  Ensure compatibility with existing dispatch system  Logan County EMS Association as sponsoring group  Logan County SWCD GIS specialist to manage project  Application for Logan Electric Co-Op community grant to fund project  Grant Awarded - $2500 + $500 match (Dec 2009)  Hand-off project to Logan SWCD (Feb 2010)  Map books ready for distribution; developing roll-out training (Nov 2010)Methodology can be readily adapted to cover any/all RC&D counties Project RR-M-001
  19. 19. TOP OF OHIOFarm Incident Pre-Plans Database RC&D Situation:  FFA initiated the “Saving Area Farms Effectively” (SAFE) program  GIS and GPS training provided to FFA teachers at local high schools  FFA students conduct hazard surveys of area farms with data recorded in standardized “Farm Emergency Response Map” format Problem:  As structured, SAFE maps are produced without coordination with local fire departments or EMA … even though data collected would be of value  SAFE maps are stand-alone products, and data resides in stove- piped files  SAFE hazard survey forms are very basic and lack input from Fire and HazMat response communities Solution:  Develop mechanism to include SAFE data in existing RC&D geospatial database holdings for sharing with Fire and EMA  Improve data collection through coordination with Fire and EMA  Assist FFA teachers with additional GIS and GPS training for students  Provide mechanism to link FFA efforts with jurisdictional fire departments  Develop process to ensure that SAFE maps are available to responders … standardized pre-incident plan books to be carried on fire apparatus or stored in secure location on-site Project RR-M-003
  20. 20. OHIO RURAL FIRE COUNCILRural Water Source Certification Project Providing a standardized system for accurately determining usable volume of rural water sources for: • Fire suppression operations • Fire insurance rating • Prioritization of dry hydrant installation Designed to address a gray area for most rural fire departments: • Improve responder and public safety • Improve insurance ratings for rural communities • Promote efficient allocation of rural fire mitigation funding • Provide data for dry hydrant, tanker, and other water supply project grants Project Objectives • Provide a user-friendly product that will facilitate the accurate assessment of Costs Benefits rural water sources for fire protection purposes • Staff time for • Standardized method • Provide a basis for prioritization of dry hydrant installation, pond construction, development of available to all rural fire and other related projects procedures and departments to improve rural • Provide greater standardization to the ISO rating process for Ohio’s rural worksheets water supply planning and communities • Costs to host operations workshops during • Provides consistentProject Features development framework for SWCD staff to process assess water supplies for ISO• Objective: A standardized process for determining usable volume of water for firefighting purposes in • Costs to provide rating purposes rural ponds (with or without dry hydrants) train-the-trainer • Provides hard data for• Deliverable: Procedural workbook with standardized worksheets for assessing water sources sessions during developing rural water supply• Partners: Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (OFSWCD), OSU Extension Service initial roll-out period grant projects (dry hydrants, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) … for subject matter expertise and buy-in by • Publication costs for tanker purchases, etc.) all stakeholders hard copy versions • Engagement with OFSWCD,• Dissemination: Document will be distributed primarily by electronic means to keep costs down Extension and NRCS promotes buy-in by key stakeholders in Project RR-O-001 rural water supply projects
  21. 21. OHIO RURAL FIRE COUNCILModel Standard Operating Project Features Guidelines (SOGs) Project Concept • ORFC serves as lead entity for project, but Providing a set of operational guidelines to Ohio’s rural actively engages partners to ensure diverse emergency services organizations that: viewpoints and concerns are included • Cover most topics applicable to incident management for fire, – OAEMS, OSFSI, OEMA, etc. EMS and HazMat • SOP/SOG documents solicited from • USFA recommends about 250 SOP/SOG topics throughout Ohio and beyond • Are prepared and vetted by Subject Matter Experts • Are reviewed for legal/regulatory compliance • ORFC and partners ensure quality through • Provide an “80% Solution” framework for most departments standardized review process – ORFC maintains regular review cycle and Designed to fill an unmet need in most rural organizations maintenance process in order to: • ORFC provides central website to host finished • Improve responder and public safety documents for download by end-users • Meet legal and regulatory requirements – SOP/SOG documents provided in editable • Reduce liability exposure for local governments, departments & formats (Word, Text, etc.) to facilitate tailoring emergency responders by end-users • SOP/SOG documents organized by topic based Project Objectives on USFA publication and ORFC-approved • Provide a user-friendly, modular product numbering system to ensure consistency • Provide a product that is easily tailored to local needs • Provide a system for regular review and updates Costs • Avoid conflicts with existing systems (local protocols, response • Staff/volunteer time only; web hosting plans, etc.) provided gratis by ODNR Builds on similar SOG project of Project RR-O-002 OSFA from 1990s
  22. 22. OHIO RURAL FIRE COUNCILMutual Aid Responder ID System Providing a standardized system for rural Incident Commanders (Fire, EMS & HazMat) to: V X • Rapidly & accurately identify mutual aid personnel qualifications A A • Ensure responders are not placed in unsafe situations due to © 2009 Ohio Rural Fire Council assignments beyond legal limits • Limit potential liability exposure for officers, departments and governments Improves responder and public safety: • Ensures responder assignments are within scope of practice • Assists with resource tracking and determining additional resource needs Project Objectives • Create a standard, state-wide marking system for helmets (decal) or jackets (Velcro-backed patch) • Allow Incident Commanders, Safety Officers, etc. to rapidly and accurately determine responder qualifications • Simple, effective and user-friendly to encourage widespread use • Keep costs to minimum necessary to meet objectivesProject Features Costs Benefits• Objective: A standardized state-wide marking system for identification of responder • Staff time for design of • Standardized system available to all qualifications in mutual aid situations (emphasis on rural incident requirements) system and development of rural fire and EMS agencies at low or• Deliverable: Decal and Velcro patch system with associated model SOP/SOG for SOP/SOG no cost distribution to all Ohio rural fire and EMS agencies • Costs to manufacture and • Responder & public safety improved• Partners: Ohio Rural Fire Council, Ohio State Firefighters Assn, Ohio Fire Academy distribute decals and patches by ensuring incident assignments• Dissemination: All products will be distributed via the partner organizations at no cost • Staff time to train / educate match qualifications or on a cost-recovery basis (dependent on grant funding success) emergency responders in • Rural fire and EMS department system implementation liability reduced due to reduction in Project RR-O-003 inappropriate assignments
  24. 24. OHIO RURAL FIRE COUNCILIncident Resource Technician (IRT) Project Current Ohio Fire Certification Structure Current Ohio EMS Certification Structure Ohio Executive Fire Officer Staffing Issues for Rural Fire & EMS Fire Officer I  Lack of qualified FF and EMT volunteers Paramedic NFPA 1021  Qualified FF/EMT tied down for support roles 800+ hr rather than emergency operations  No program to accommodate non-qualified Driver/Operator EMT-Intermediate volunteers NFPA 1002 /Optional (Optional) Firefighter II EMT-Basic NFPA 1001 / 240 hr 130 hr Firefighter I First Responder NFPA 1001 / 120 hr (Optional) 40 hr Vol. Firefighter Incident Resource Technician (Optional) 36 hr Program Components:  Incident Command System Allows use of non-firefighters in Allows use of non-EMTs in EMS scene fireground support roles  Fire/EMS Orientation support roles  Scene Safety/Accountability  Apparatus Operations/Staging Project RR-O-004
  25. 25. Potential ORFC Project OHIO RURAL FIRE COUNCILCurrent Ohio Fire Certification Current Ohio EMS CertificationStructure Structure Ohio Executive Fire Officer NO officer certifications for EMS  No accessible pathway to officer training Fire Officer I/II for non-fire service-based EMS NFPA 1021 Rural Emergency Services Officer Provides accessible officer skills to rural Provides accessible officer skills to fire service Program Components: rural EMS service  Incident Command Skills  Leadership/ManagementDriver/Operator Paramedic  Scene Safety/AccountabilityNFPA 1002 / Optional 800+ hr  Interagency Operations  Pre-Incident Planning EMT-Intermediate Firefighter II NFPA 1001 / 240 hr (Optional) EMT-Basic Firefighter I 130 hr NFPA 1001 / 120 hr MOST volunteers do not progress Vol. Firefighter beyond FF1 First Responder No accessible pathway to officer skills (Optional) 40 hr (Optional) 36 hr training for most Volunteer FF Project RR-O-004
  26. 26. TOP OF OHIO RC&D December 2010 Update PRESCRIBED FIRE INITIATIVE RX FIREPromoting the use of prescribed fire as a land Summary: management tool in the Top of Ohio RC&D area Prescribed Fire Initiativeo Goal 1: Coordinate current and future prescribed fire efforts in Goal 1: Coordinate RC&D area  Sponsor Top of Ohio Rx Fire Council to o Coordinator certified to write and review prescribed fire plans coordinate with state-wide council  Provide GIS support for local Rx Fire o GIS database of candidate sites for cooperative Rx burns under development  Establish database of local qualifiedo Goal 2: Facilitate the efforts of prescribed burners through individuals for cooperative Rx fire cooperative planning and public education projects projects o Coordinator is part of effort to establish an Ohio Prescribed Fire Council to Goal 2: Facilitate promote cooperative efforts and improved burning rules  Establish database of Rx burn plans  Develop Rx fire public education o Working with ODNR to develop regional Rx Fire crew in Top of Ohio area program; seek grant fundingo Goal 3: Promote the safe execution of prescribed fire by Goal 3: Promote Safety providing equipment and training  Establish Rx fire equipment cache o Working with Ohio Rural Fire Council to offer basic wildland fire safety trailer: Wildland gear, tools, etc. courses to local burn crews and fire departments  Implement wildland fire safety and burn boss training w/ RC&Do Goal 4: Ensure effectiveness of local prescribed fire programs sponsorship through establishment of a fire effects monitoring program Goal 4: Ensure Effectiveness2011 Emphasis:  Develop and implement local fire effects monitoring protocols• Identify 3-5 Rx Fire demo areas on public lands (1-20 ac each)  Seek involvement from fire ecology• Prepare draft Rx Fire plan format for cooperator use experts in development of monitoring• Secure grant funds to train and equip cooperative burning team protocol and burn plans
  27. 27. TOP OF OHIO Community Paramedicine RC&DProgram designed to increase access to preventive health care and promote wellness among rural populations  Sponsored by Mayo Clinic in US  Successfully implemented in Nova Scotia, Australia, Alaska; Pilot programs underway in Minnesota, New Mexico  Over 5 years in Nova Scotia pilot area: Reduced ER visits by 40%; Reduced clinic visits by 28% Program expands role of existing – but underutilized – resources in Community Paramedicine Partnership the community to address unmet needs  Additional training provided to current EMTs and Paramedics Benefits: (paid and/or volunteer) to enhance skills in: • Reduced risk for rural residents due to increased EMS provider familiarity with • Injury Prevention • Wellness Promotion community • High-Risk Patient Management • Community Presence • Isolated elderly residents provided regular medical contact Top of Ohio RC&D is an ideal candidate area for implementation: • Reduced expense for local medical systems  Majority of council area identified as “medically underserved” by DHHS • Income opportunities for squads and EMTs,  Large rural population base with high percentage of isolated including potential for self-funded positions elderly residents that could benefit from program • Improved EMS provider patient care skills  Good candidate pool of volunteer EMTs who may find Project Partners: additional income opportunity attractive • Top of Ohio RC&D • EMS Providers2011 Emphasis: • Clark State College (volunteer and paid) Continue coordination with Clark State for • Hospitals • Mad River Family program design and business plan development • Health Districts Practice (OSU Med School) Continue to engage potential EMS providers as partners Project ED-J-001
  28. 28. TOP OF OHIO Mad River Recreation Safety Initiative RC&D The Mad River is growing in popularity as an outdoor recreation resource for Logan, Champaign and Clark counties  Paddling, fishing are most popular uses: Three major canoe liveries  Aesthetic values of river appeal to urbanites: Columbus and Dayton  Potential for further development as an eco-tourism resource  River is fairly safe … but several recreational accidents occur annually  High-profile incidents damage reputation of river as a safe destination for recreational visitors  Access by emergency services is complicated by:  Multiple jurisdictions  Limited signage on river  Access across private lands, few public road crossings  Addressing safety concerns will be important for further development  Solution: Mad River Recreational Safety Partnership  Development of emergency access plan 2011 Objectives:  Planning and coordination of rescue training and operations  Recruit partner fire/rescue agencies  Establishment of interagency swiftwater rescue capability  Host workshops to set priorities & develop plan templatesMad River Recreational Safety Partnership  Identify access points (every ½ mile)• Top of Ohio RC&D • Wittenberg University  Assign access point survey workload to partners• Miami Conservancy District • ODNR Division of Watercraft• Trout Unlimited – Mad Men Chapter • Canoe Liveries (3)• Logan, Champaign and Clark SWCD • Champaign/Clark/Logan Fire/Rescue Agencies (6-8)Pending outcome of project, Miami Conservancy District interested in implementing similar program on Great Miami & Stillwater Rivers
  29. 29. TOP OF OHIOMad River Recreation Safety Initiative RC&D Mad River Recreation SafetyINITIATIVE Cooperative Initiative Capability Planning Development Mad River Interagency Rescue Regional Swiftwater IncidentPROJECTS Pre-Plan (Project MR-P-001) Capability (Project MR-P-002) • Access site list identification • Recruitment of partner agencies • Development of common site survey • Hazard assessment assessment methodology • Training needs assessmentELEMENTS • Site survey assignments and data • Discipline-specific training to support collection by responder agencies rescue plan implementation • GIS development • Exercise series ramp-up and • Plan compilation and distribution execution Phase I: Planning Phase II: Ramp-Up Phase III: Execution Initial • Hazard Assessment • Discipline-Specific Training • Full-Scale Exercise Operational • Training Needs Assessment • Discussion-Based Exercises • Evaluation & Assessment • Pre-Plan Design • Pre-Plan Data Collection • Pre-Plan Distribution Capability
  30. 30. MADRIVEX-11 – Proposed Unified Command Structure Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Mary Rutan Hospital Unified Command Emergency Ops Center Hospital IMT Rescue – EMS – ODNR EOC Director Incident Commander Information Information Information PIO JIC PIO Safety Safety Officer Liaison Liaison Liaison Officer Liaison Officer Search Team Team Leader Planning Logistics Operations Planning Chief Logistics Chief Operations Chief Search & Rescue Group Search Team Group Supervisor Team Leader Water Rescue Team Technical Specialists Incident Base (w/ICP) Team Leader •River Guides •Base Manager •ODNR-Watercraft •GIS Specialist Ground Support Unit Casualty Collection Point •Unit Leader CCP Manager •3 x Driver/Runner Field Medical Group Resources Unit Group Supervisor • Unit Leader Field Aid Station •2 x Check-In Recorder FAS Manager Ambulance Task Force TF Leader Staging Area Staging Area Manager Helispot (Medevac LZ) Helispot Manager Scene Security LE Officer
  31. 31. Training Needs Matrix Proposed Training Requirements Water Wildland Mass Medical ICS Water Topics Helicopter No. Rescue Search and CasualtyParticipant Groups Pers. Concepts Rescue Technician Rescue Incident (Hypothermia, LZ Refresher Awareness Immersion, Operations Certification Awareness Procedures etc.)Unified Command Organization Command & General Staff (IC & Section Chiefs) 9 X X X X Incident Support Staff (Logistics & Plans) 12 X XOperations Section Search and Rescue Group 25 X X X Water Rescue Team --- X X X Search Team EMTs --- X X X X X Field Medical Group 18 X X X X Other Operations Personnel 2 XEmergency Operations Center (EOC) EOC Staff ? X XHospital Incident Management Team (IMT) IMT Members ? X X X
  32. 32. Questions?