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FLORIDA FIRE CHIEFS’ ASSOCIATION STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN OVERVIEW Statewide Emergency Response Committee.

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1 FLORIDA FIRE CHIEFS’ ASSOCIATION STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN OVERVIEW Statewide Emergency Response Committee

2 HURRICANE ANDREW

3 HELP ARRIVED FROM ALL OVER, MUCH OF IT… The “help” was unexpected –Spontaneous “volunteers” The response was uncoordinated –Missions –Locations The affected area was unprepared –Supplies, equipment –Food, water, lodging

4 STATE OF FLORIDA CEMP Authorized by Chapter 252 – Florida Statute Provides guidance to State and Local Officials Utilizes the Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement –Agency to agency –County to county –Region to region

5 FFCA STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN Developed after Hurricane Andrew Activated numerous times since 1993 –Tornadoes in February, 1998 –Wildfires in 1998, 2000, 2001 –Hurricane Georges – September 1998 –Unified Area Wildfire Command – 1999, 2000 –9/11 Terrorist Attacks – 2001 –Hurricane Season – 2004 –Out of State Deployments-2005

6 FFCA STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN Designed to assist local communities Designed to assist local agencies Provides for systematic mobilization of Resources Provides for rapid activation and deployment

7 PLANNING ASSUMPTIONS Match resource needs with resource availability Assure logistical support to assisting resources Provide resource accountability

8 PLANNING ASSUMPTIONS Reduces “freelancing” Helps to assure continuation of basic services “at home” Provides reimbursement documentation Fits well into existing ICS structure

9 THE ROLE OF THE FFCA Local government controls most fire/rescue resources across the State of Florida Fire Chiefs are local decision makers Provides staffing, coordination, and expertise on resource mobilization and mission tasking needs

10 SERP DISASTER RESPONSE REGIONS

11 SERP ORGANIZATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES Utilizes the designated roles of IMS Direction under the State Emergency Response Coordinator – –ESF’s #4, #8, #9 and #10 County Coordinators & Alternates appointed for each county Individual agencies muster resources

12 KEY CONCEPTS OF THE SERP Central coordination of the regions via the State Emergency Operations Center Fire/Rescue, pre-hospital EMS and specialty resources Pre-designates responsibilities Integrates fire/rescue into planning and response phases of local and state emergency management

13 ACTIVATION OF THE SERP Use local mutual aid first Task to County Emergency Management Task to the State EOC Forwarded to State Emergency Response Coordinator (ESF #4 and #9) FFCA notified and authorized to task resources

14 DEPLOYING RESOURCES CRITICAL CONCEPTS Efficient time frame for deployment Ability to pre-stage resources Pre-identified Strike Teams and Task Forces Resource definitions –Single Resources –Strike Teams (our strong suit…) –Task Force

15 RECENT SERP CHANGES Regional Response Plans SAR Resource Typing and Deployment Plan Haz Mat Resource Typing Completed Transitional Incident Management Teams NIMS Compliance Intra-State Deployments

16 For more information STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN


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