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  • This is an interactive xcel spread sheet – cahnge the number of people without power and it estimates over time the commodities required. This spread sheet is for pre-event planning.
  • Identifying people now to be in these positions will allow the mission to be easily accomplished.
  • The amount of commodities you can distribute drives the quantity you should order – predetermined and well organized and operated PODs allows you to distribute more commodities and serve more survivors.
  • Points of distribution

    1. 1. P oints O f D istribution Don Sullens Chatham Emergency Management Agency
    2. 2. Temporary locations established before basic services are fully restored in an area following a disaster or emergency event where the affected population can pick up life sustaining commodities and other essential supplies. Points of Distribution Are:
    3. 3. <ul><li>Established following an event when the commercial infrastructure and resources are no longer available to support the population. </li></ul><ul><li>Closed accordingly as the commercial infrastructure is re-established and resources are available to support the population. </li></ul>PODs Are:
    4. 4. https://eportal.usace.army.mil/sites/ENGLink/Commodities/default.aspx How Many PODs Are Needed? It Depends On: Remaining Infrastructure Remaining Population Jurisdiction Distribution Capabilities
    5. 5. Pre-Planning Model
    6. 6. <ul><li>Commodities and supplies are most often delivered in over-the-road tractor trailer loads. </li></ul><ul><li>Large open areas are required to accommodate the vehicles with their loads. </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution points must be areas that are paved, concrete, or gravel hard-stand that can withstand loads that are at load limits of national roadways. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to the area needed for the trucks, planning must include areas for unloading, dumpsters, proper traffic flow, stockpiles, and ingress and egress for the distribution to the public. </li></ul>Location Considerations
    7. 7. Location Considerations (con’t) <ul><li>Schools* </li></ul><ul><li>Airports </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Athletic Fields </li></ul><ul><li>Warehouses </li></ul><ul><li>Try to avoid locations that may interfere </li></ul><ul><li>with commercial infrastructure efforts to </li></ul><ul><li>recover and reopen. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Typical Type III Layout Water Ice MRE Tarp TYPE III - DISTRIBUTION POINT Serves 5,000 persons per day 3 loading Points 140 vehicles per hour TENT Toilets Dumpsters Pallets W I M T W I M T W I M T Supply truck Light Set Forklift
    9. 9. POD Equipment Requirements Type III Distribution Point Resources Required Type III Distribution Point Manpower Day Night Type Team Leader Forklift Operator 1 1 2 1 0 Equipment Type Number Forklifts Pallet Jacks Power Light Sets Toilets Tents Dumpsters Traffic Cones 1 1 1 2 1 1 10 Totals 16 3 Two-way radios 0 Labor 14 Loading PT 9 Back-up Loading PT 4 Pallet Jacks Labor 1 Law Enforcement Community Rel. 2 1 0 Grand Total 19 4 Others Local Responsibility 1
    10. 10. Staffing Where will the people come from to staff the PODs?
    11. 11. ORGANIZATION CHART – TYPE II AND III DISTRIBUTION POINT SITE MANAGEMENT Note: For a Type I site add One additional Team Leader For Labor and one for Equipment/Supply Site Manager Law Enforcement Community Rel. Security Labor Team Leader Equipment/Supply Team Leader Loading Points Night Shift Labor Care - Food - Tents - Toilets - Shift Rotation Equipment Supply Truck Mgmt - Truck Movement on site - Paper work Off- loading Supply of Loading Points
    12. 12. Staffing (con’t) Government Agencies Non-Government Organizations Volunteers Civic Groups Neighborhoods Adopt a POD Program
    13. 13. Staff Training <ul><li>POD Management </li></ul><ul><li>Team Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory Control / Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Fork Lifts </li></ul><ul><li>Pallet Jacks </li></ul>
    14. 14. IS-26 Guide to Points of Distribution (PODs)
    15. 15. <ul><li>Commodities will be pushed forward before logistical </li></ul><ul><li>structures are in place. </li></ul><ul><li>The critical planning factor for ordering commodities </li></ul><ul><li>is “distribution” capability, not people without power. </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution planning must be a priority with local </li></ul><ul><li>governments for the commodities mission to be successful. </li></ul><ul><li>All levels of government must understand the POD concept. </li></ul>USACE Key Lessons Learned
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    17. 17. Don Sullens Emergency Management Specialist Chatham Emergency Management Agency (912) 201-4500 [email_address] 24