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2011 fema webinar

2011 fema webinar



2011 Webinar presentation for FEMA regarding the Orange County Citizen Corps Exercises

2011 Webinar presentation for FEMA regarding the Orange County Citizen Corps Exercises



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    2011 fema webinar 2011 fema webinar Presentation Transcript

    • Orange County Citizen Corps Exercises Presentation by: Brenda Emrick Community Education Officer Volunteer Coordinator City of Costa Mesa Mary Jo Flynn Emergency Management Assistant Director City of Anaheim
    • Orange County Citizen Corps Partners
    • What Sparked the Momentum• Established the CERT Mutual Aid Program (CMAP) in 2006• Conducted the County’s first Volunteer Mutual Aid Drill (VMAD)• A few months later, the program was activated for the 2007 Santiago Fires
    • Our Next Steps• Finalized a mutual aid agreement with the County• Garnered the interest of California Volunteers who used our program as a model for Disaster Corps• Developed a training program to address lessons learned
    • The 3-Year Exercise Strategy• First exercise was a morning seminar and afternoon tabletop• Goal of the exercise was to provide an overview of each program’s capabilities and discussion based TTX that identified the capabilities of citizen responders
    • 2010 Exercise Background Planning• Work with HSEEP guidelines• Vendor Selection• Citizen Corp Partners Planning Team• TTX Scenario: – Identify CC partners and their capabilities in a simulated earthquake response – Short and Long Term goals for response – Training and outreach post response
    • Exercise Outcomes & Challenges• Costs & Logistics• Planning Team Commitment• Working with a Contractor• Discussion vs. Action Oriented Event• Lessons Learned
    • Sustained Exercise Planning
    • In Review: A Building Block Approach• Started with a small coalition of partners within one of the Citizen Corps programs, CERT• Developed an agreement with the county for volunteer mutual-aid• Provided exercises and active experiences and reviewed Lessons Learned
    • How We Did it in Review• Involved key stakeholders and first responder partners in the planning , delivery of the exercise and long term citizen preparedness goals• Allowed the key first responder colleagues to offer information colleague-to-colleague to build buy-in and trust• Worked within “their” system to incorporate Federal exercise planning strategies and guidance to increase buy-in
    • Questions & ContactsBrenda Emrick Mary Jo Flynn• (714) 327-7406 • (714) 765-6955• BEMRICK@ci.costa- • maryjflynn@anaheim.net mesa.ca.us • Anaheim Fire Department• Costa Mesa Fire Emergency Management Department Division• 77 Fair Drive • 500 E. Broadway• Costa Mesa, CA 92626 • Anaheim, CA 92805