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1 Pat A. Dennen Southern Region Administrator

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3  Fires are burning with greater intensity - sooner, they are lasting longer, with extreme fire behavior – and with widespread impacts and destruction to property and critical infrastructure. Many deaths and injuries have occurred due to erratic and unpredictable fire behavior.  Ocean levels are rising. Over 1 million people live within 3 feet of the current ocean level.

4  I’m not a Climatologist, or a Meteorologists, or an Ologist of any kind - for that matter.  What I do know?  Something has changed !

5  Higher Temperatures - heat related illness and disease  Increased threat of drought, fires, floods  Stronger storms and increased storm damage  Economic losses at all levels of government and the impact to retail/wholesale and LG revenue sources  Water shortages – wells and reservoirs  Agricultural impacts to our food supply  Habitat destruction and loss of ecosystems

6  What’s the first thing that always fails? Communications. Ensure you have multiple communications systems.  Personnel accountability after disasters? Recall procedures?  Logistical support for employees and their families after disasters? Families will be coming to City Hall.

7  Fuel and tires for your agency owned vehicles? Multiple sources.  Generators for alternate power supplies? Portable and facility systems.  How will you feed employees and their families?  Consider all types of logistical support and multiple operational periods.

8  Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS)  National Incident Management System (NIMS)  California Emergency Services Act  California Master Mutual Aid Agreement (MMA)

9  Primary responsibility after personal safety – Continuity of Government. Primary and alternate locations.  Damage assessment. Windshield surveys. The first contact you get from the State or Federal agencies will ask “how bad is it”?  How will you handle public information? Multiple media outlets: Phones, Text, Social Media, etc.

10  Declaration of a local emergency. Know the process before the disaster strikes.  How will you handle your special needs population?  How will you handle mass care and shelter?  How will you handle animal control & sheltering?

11  Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)  Disaster Service Workers – Emergency Services Act  Amateur Radio Clubs  Disaster Corp – California Volunteers  Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT)  Citizens on Patrol (COPS programs)

12  Red Cross  Salvation Army  Faith Based Organizations  Service Clubs, Rotary, Soroptimist, Kiwanis, etc.

13  California Emergency Services Act  California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA)  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  Small Business Administration (SBA)

14  Police / Sheriff  Fire Agencies  School Districts  Public Works  CalTrans  CHP  Hospital Staff  Water / Sewer Districts  Non-Profit Groups  Red Cross  County, city, special districts represenatives

15 CalEMA Website  Emergency Planning Guide Vol. 1, 2 & 3  Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101  Local Guide For Emergency Proclamations  Emergency Managers Guide Other information  Movement of people and property  Special needs and vulnerable people  Animal care & shelter  Post disaster volunteers  25 questions managers will be asked

16 ► 1. What happened? ► 2. When did it happen? ► 3. Where did it happen? ► 4. What was the cause? ► 5. What population is affected? ► 6. How are they affected? ► 7. How long will they be affected? ► 8. How many dead? ► 9. How many injured? ► 10. How many missing? ► 11. What is the extent of damage? ► 12. What is the current impact on government? ► 13. How did we learn of the incident? ► 14. When did we respond? ► 15. Who is in field command? ► 16. What has been done so far? ► 17. What is the status of field response? ► 18. What is the long-term situation? ► 19. What is the short-term situation? ► 20. Has mutual aid been requested? ► 21. What are the emergency PIO requirements? ► 22. What is the short-term plan? ► 23. What is the long-term plan? ► 24. What executive actions or decisions are needed? ► 25. What is our briefing schedule?

17 More information can be found at the CalEMA website Pat A. Dennen CalEMA Southern Region (562) State Warning Center (916)


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