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1 Staging Area Set Up and Operation Workshop Refer to Field Operations Guide, Chapter 5 NERT College Disaster Operations

2 Field Operations Guide Field Operations Guide or FOG Is NERT’s guide for disaster operations You will see references to it throughout the training

3 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area33 NERT Staging Areas Neighborhood location where NERTs gather. Open area free from hazards. Response center for neighborhood operations.

4 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area44 At the Staging Area Initiate Incident Command  select ICS section leaders  set up the physical layout of staging area  determine resources, needs  start Task Force Response Plan Collect the staging area kit Inform your EDCC when your team is ready  use whatever means available FOG-p. 13

5 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area55 Unofficial Roles Staging Area Gatekeeper  Controls access into the staging area  May function as security  Directs people to appropriate section/area Staging Area Manager  Assigned by Operations Chief  Works with Logistics and Operations  Sets up staging area working with Section Heads FOG-pp. 12 and 15

6 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area66 Set Up the Staging Area Set up perimeter  post a gatekeeper  post security if needed Establish staging area layout  two means of access  the Command Post – an area for each ICS section away from major activity Operations and Logistics close but not too close mark for easy identification Mark off areas for support needs  volunteers, equipment, supplies, sanitation, rest, medical Set up broadcast radio FOG-p. 16

7 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area77 ICS Command Post (CP) The ideal location for a Command Post provides shelter from the elements and is:  seismically safe  centrally located  accessible  away from traffic and noise and potential hazards!

8 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area88 Setting up the Command Post Team Assembly area Command / Policy Gatekeeper Intelligence Planning Operations Logistics AVAILABLE SPACE Administration Still working on a new way to show this.

9 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area9 General Instructions Check-in (and check out) Receive assignment and briefing Acquire work materials Organize and brief subordinates Conduct regular briefings of staging area staff Complete forms and reports required Documents collected Staging area shut down Logistics Leaders Logistics Leaders Task Force Leader, Section Heads ALL Administration Task Force Leader, Section Heads 9 FOG-p. 13

10 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area10 NERT Tasks In the Staging Area Task Force Leader and Section Heads  evaluate incidents (P&I)  identify resources and needs (Logistics, P&I, Ops)  create task force response plan (TFL and P&I)  respond based on available information and resources (Operations)  communicate with EDCC (P&I)  provide information to residents (PIO)  document actions taken (ALL)  collect, review and organize records (Administration)

11 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area11 Incident Priorities Emergency-A-1: People  Life-threatening condition, serious injury or imminent threat of death or serious injury Priority-B-2: People, Property, Response Capability  Potential threat of death or serious injury  Damaging or destroying property or environment  Imminent threat to property or response capability Routine-C-3: Property, Response Capability  Potential damage to property, environment 11 FOG-p. 17

12 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area12 Community Information PIO Function When time and resources available May set up an information station  Locate near - NOT in - the staging area Local neighborhood information only FOG-p. 52

13 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area13 Demobilization (Shutdown) The Task Force Leader authorizes shut down after confirming with the EDCC. Staging Area Manager works with the section heads to create check-out procedures and coordinate shut-down activities. The plan needs to address  timing  people  resources  documentation  physical environment FOG-p.p

14 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area14 Next Steps? Recovery Extended response  Volunteer Center  Red Cross Stress Management NERT Thanks for your help! And here’s the NERT web site to sign up for NERT training!

15 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area15 NERT Forms Damage Assessment Form (All) Incident Status Record (Intelligence & Planning) Message Form (All) Personnel Resources (Logistics) Unit Log (Operations, Team) Victim Treatment (S&R Teams)

16 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area16 Exercise Setting priorities  Assign a priority to each incident  State why you choose that priority Planning demobilization  List at least 3 things you need to know for each topic: timing people resources documentation physical environment 16

17 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area17 Thank You We would like to thank those who contributed to this presentation:  the SF Fire Department  the Department of Emergency Management  NERT volunteers

18 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area18 Timing, People, Resources Timing (All)  Check with all sections People (Logistics and Operations)  Injuries reported or to be reported  Transportation needed  Reports completed, collected  Contact information recorded Resources (Logistics and Operations)  Equipment/supplies to be returned, given away, destroyed  Transportation needed  Receipts and value information 18 FOG-p. 24

19 March 2008NERT Disaster Operations #4-Tasks in Staging Area19 Records and Physical Area Documentation (Administration)  documentation collected throughout  records checked for legibility and completeness  records organized in a logical order  person assigned to bring all records to the EDCC Physical Environment (Operations, Logistics)  all equipment/supplies removed  garbage pick up arranged/completed  public information station closed/left to residents  area returned to previous condition FOG-p. 24


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