Presentation by LMK and Associates for the Town of Epsom last week regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Management Director, Rick Bilodeau. Thank you, Lee Lee Kimball for all your help.
TOWN OF EPSOMEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OVERVIEWPURPOSE – ROLE – HISTORY – EMD DUTIES ROLE OF THE EOC LMK EMERGENCY PLANNING ASSOCIATES Bow, New Hampshire
WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES• Provide an overview of the role of Emergency Management in the community.• Develop an understanding of the duties of the EMD.• Describe the role and functions of the EOC. LMK Emergency Planning Associates
DEFINITIONA program that implements the mission, vision,and strategic goals and objectives, as well as theframework of an entity to support ongoing efforts toprevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to andrecover from any kind of emergency.
PHASES OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT• MITIGATION: Activities taken to reduce the severity or consequences of an emergency.• PREPAREDNESS: Activities, task, programs, and systems developed and implemented prior to an emergency.• RESPONSE: Activities designed to address the immediate and short-term effects of the emergency.• RECOVERY: Activities and programs designed to return conditions that are acceptable to the entity.
DISASTER/EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS NEW HAMPSHIRE 1986 - 2012• EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS: 13• DISASTER DECLARATIONS: 21• TOTAL DIRECT ASSISTANCE: $90 MIL.• SUPPLEMENTAL ASSISTANCE: $40 MIL.
HISTORICAL FOCUS• PRIOR TO 1970• 1970 TO 1980• 1980 TO 1990• 1990 TO 2001• 2001 TO PRESENT
NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS)GOAL: Establishment of a single, comprehensive national system that links all levels of government in every State of the Union.• Established the DHS and Secretary• Directed the development of the NRP• Emphasized the federal role• Makes federal grants contingent on compliance
HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS• All incidents start locally.• State support is initiated upon request of local government when they have exhausted their response capabilities.• Federal assistance is initiated when state government has exhausted their response capabilities• State of Emergency vs. Emergency/Disaster Declaration
Community Emergency Management Team• Town • Recreation Manager/Emergency Department Management Director • Welfare Officer• Police Department • Town Treasurer• Fire/Rescue • Planning Board Department • Library Committee• Highway Department• Health Officer
EMD Duties• Completion and updates of the National Incident Management System compliance tool (NIMSCAST).• Update the Town EOP.• Updates of the Town Hazard Mitigation Plan.• Develop a communications plan for major incidents.• Update the alert and notification data basis.• Establish a schedule and conducting meetings with the Emergency Management Team.• Maintain SOG’s/MOU/s with partner organizations.• Participation in the All-Health Hazards regional planning effort.• Development and maintenance of the EOC to accommodate an operational status.
Duties Cont.• Identify and develop a special needs population data basis.• Up-date the town resource list.• Conduct an EOC tabletop exercise.• Recruit individuals to support EOC administrative operations.• Train individuals in the use of WEBEOC to support EOC operation and the reporting of operational status to the state.• Establish a training schedule for NIMS compliance to include:• IS 100• IS 200• IS 700• IS 800• IS 400
PURPOSE OF THE EOCThe purpose of the Emergency OperationsCenter (EOC) is to provide a centrallocation where government at any level isable to provide inter-agency coordinationand executive decision making formanaging disaster response and recovery.
THE EOC SHOULD NOT BE:• A place where uncomfortable officials: * meet in unfamiliar surroundings, * to play unfamiliar roles, * making unpopular decisions, * based on inadequate information, * in too little time.
MULTIAGENCY COORDINATION SYSTEMS• A combination of resources• Integrated into a common framework• Used to coordinate and support incident management activities
MULTIAGENCY COORDINATION SYSTEMS (Continued)• Support incident management policies and priorities• Facilitate logistics support and resource tracking• Make resource allocation decisions based on incident management priorities• Coordinate incident-related information• Coordinate interagency and intergovernmental issues regarding incident management policies, priorities, and strategies
MULTIAGENCY COORDIANTION SYSTEMS EXAMPLES• Local/State EOC’s• Regional Federal EOC• Public Health MACE• Wildfire MACG• Military MACG
AN EOC IS MADE UP OF:• Facility (s)• People• Equipment• Supplies• Communications• Procedures• Documentation
MAJOR FUNCTIONS OF AN EOC• Direction and control• Information collection, evaluation and display• Coordination• Establishment of priorities• Resource management
ACTIVITIES THE EOC OVERSEES• Start-up• Administration and documentation• Resource management• Disaster analysis• Decision making• Recovery• Communications and Information Sharing
THE EOC IS THE VOICE OF GOVERNMENT• To keep the people within your jurisdiction Field operations Public of responsibility unharmed, save lives, protect property, return the community to EOC normalcy and Other Media rehabilitate its citizens. levels of government