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Building the Resilient Community Roles and Responsibilities in Rural America 30 April 2014.

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1 Building the Resilient Community Roles and Responsibilities in Rural America 30 April 2014

2 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Preparedness Twin Foundations Planning/Resource/Training/Warning Foreseeing Potential Disasters/Projecting Solutions Either way, Preparedness Anticipates 2

3 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Resource Management Database (List) Human Capital, Equipment and Materials Updated at Least Annually Personnel Lists with Names/Positions/Contact Methods Members Should Include: Community Officials & Leaders Department Heads Private Company & Non-Profit Agency POCs 3

4 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Mutual Aid Agreements Pre-Disaster Agreements Use Local Government Personnel Intergovernmental Agreements Private Citizens and Organizations Plan for Shortfalls Formalize Procedures for Compensation/Liability Prevent Chaos During First Hours 4

5 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Mutual Aid Agreements Pre-Disaster Agreement Suggestions Utilities Management Damage Assessment Mental Health Facilities Information Management Coroners Facilities/Funeral Homes Critical Health Care 5

6 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Additional Policies Land Use Plans Use of Private Property Development Regulations Building Standards Demolition, Debris Removal, Disposal Historical Buildings (SHPO) 6

7 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Effective Planning Keys Build Relationships Plan Incrementally Start Simple Use Existing Successful Models Include Case Studies Promote Plan Usage on Daily Basis Plan Multiple Solutions 7

8 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Community Emergency Planning Group (CEPG) Based on Hazards within Community, or Functions Designed to Respond to Them Issues for Group: Hazards/Risks in Community Population Segments Impacted History of Disasters (Recurring) Injuries/Fatalities/Property Damage Based on Emergency Operations Plan 8

9 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Community Emergency Planning Group (CEPG) Membership of Group: Citizens Involved with Program Senior Elected Officials Department Leaders Public Health/Utilities/ OSBI/FBI Schools & Universities/ Ministerial Alliance Nursing Homes/Assisted Living/ LTC Facilities Insurance/Non-profits/VOADs 9

10 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Mass Care Needs Analysis of Pre-Disaster Information Local Community responsible for Support Voluntary Agencies Often Assist Provide Shelter, Food, Relief Items, Medical Excessive Public Expectations (Essentials) Public Awareness/Education Campaign 10

11 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Mass Care Underutilized Shelters Citizens go to Hotels, Neighbors, Relatives Shelter as Last Resort Restrictions for Pets (Health and Safety) ADA Requires Service Animals Pet Friendly Arrangements Animal Shelters/Veterinarians/Humane Society 11

12 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Temporary Housing Not Temporary Shelter/ Semi-Permanent Living in Damaged Homes Apartments/Mobile Homes/Campers/Relatives Community Responsible for Policies In Place Pre-Disaster Sites for Trailers/Campers/Mobile Homes Close to Schools/Employment/Transportation Homeless Population 12

13 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Childrens Programs Groups Crucial to Meeting Childrens Needs Schools/Day Care Centers/Child Care Providers Businesses with Day Care Provided Pediatricians/Medical Facilities Treating Children Juvenile Court Judges/Legal System Members Private Sector Child Program Agencies VOADs/NGOs/Non-Profits/Faith-Based Agencies 13

14 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Childrens Programs Issues Crucial to Meeting Childrens Needs Coordination Between All the Above Protocols Currently in Place for Family Unity Training for Protocol Implementation Children Respond Differently to Medical Needs Strong Reliance on Stable Routines (Disruptions) Ability for Players to Facilitate Return Priority to Child Care, School, Family, Social Services 14

15 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Childrens Programs Transitions Customize Program to Local Needs Preservation of Family Unity Identify Issues Which May Cause Family Separation Prioritize Methods to Reunite Families First Means of Accounting for Children Family Leaders Make Decisions on Actions Affecting Children 15

16 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Childrens Programs Transitions (Cont) Stakeholders Support Community Awareness Program Disaster Planning Coordination with Daily Agencies Participation in Exercises/Drills by All Stakeholders Organizations/ Facilities/ Programs Each Has Own Plan; Part of Community Disaster Plan Exercised Through Community 16

17 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Children in Shelters Specific Needs for Children Child-friendly Areas (Play) Promote Healing Physical Safety and Protection Predators and Violence Child Services Agencies Specific to Shelters Mental Health Counseling Child and Family Pregnant Women 17

18 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Functional Needs Physically or Emotionally Impaired Elderly, Frail, Indigent Transportation Challenged Non-English Speaking Long-term Medication/Treatment Announcements/Warnings not Received Coalition with Community-based Groups 18

19 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Flexible, Creative, Improvise Elementary Part of Disaster Response Applies Forward and Backward Willingness to Deviate From Standard Development of Alternatives Adapt to Rapidly Changing Environment No Plan Meets All Needs 19

20 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Volunteer Management Citizens Contribute Valuable Support Interfering if Uncoordinated/Unmanaged Policy Should Stipulate Volunteer Usage Individual/Agency Managing Designated Pre-Disaster/ In-Writing Community Emergency Response Team VOADs Have Programs/Structures 20

21 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Donations Management Public Message, Assess Needs per Disaster Pre-Designated Staging Area Receiving Sorting Storage Distributing Disposal (50 ways) 21

22 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Public Information and Education Alternatives Disaster Experienced Citizens More Prepared Response More Appropriate with Education Concerted Effort to Educate Public Local Hazards/ Expected Response Individuals, Civic Clubs, Private Organizations, Community Groups, Families, and Businesses Variety of Information/Variety of Delivery 22

23 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Partnering Community Connected Families Involved Involvement Grows Understanding Better Process of Roles and Responsibilities Before, During, and After Disaster Increased Resiliency Greater Nurturing of Children (Long Term Impact) 23

24 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Communications Leadership Receives Better Feedback After Action Prevents Same Mistakes Improvements Better Received/Understood Demographics Tracking Geographic Information System (GIS) Locations of Critical Infrastructure Households with Children/Functional Needs Maps of Facilities (Schools, Day Care. Hospitals, etc) Identify Most Vulnerable Areas 24

25 Jackie Wright, Oklahoma STO April 30, 2014 Information Usage Determine Best Mitigation Areas Focus Disaster Planning Efforts Valuable Tool for First Responders Helpful to Community Services Schools, Businesses, Social Services Mail Carriers, In-Home Medical Care 25

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