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1 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mission Briefing

2 2 FEMA Mission Prepare for and lead the Federal Government’s response to emergencies and major disasters, natural and man–made, including acts of terrorism — “all-hazards”  Save lives  Protect property  Ensure basic human  needs are met

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5 5 FEMA Focus Areas Improve ability to define the common domestic operating picture Improve overall situational awareness and communications Improve visibility of actions and resource tracking Implement state-of-the-art logistics support system Continue catastrophic planning Provide better victim care and assistance Ensure better inter-agency coordination

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9 DHS/FEMA 4/14/20159 FEMA’s FEMA’s Space Weather Alert and Notification UNCLASSIFIED

10 FEMA’s Network of Operations & Coordination Centers 4/14/ UNCLASSIFIED FEMA Operations Center Mt. Weather, VA FEMA Alternate Operations Center – East *Thomasville, GA FEMA Alternate Operations Center – West **Denver, CO National Response Coordination Center Wash, D.C. MERS Operations Centers Regional Response Coordination Centers Response Watch Center Region Watch Centers R1 - Boston R2 - New York R3 - Philadelphia R4 - Atlanta R5 - Chicago R6 - Denton R7 - Kansas City R8 - Denver R9 - Bothell R10 - Oakland Bothell, WA Denton, TX Denver, CO** Frederick, MD Maynard, MA Thomasville, GA*

11 FOC / FAOCs’ Mission 4/14/ UNCLASSIFIED FEMA Operations Center Mt. Weather, VA FEMA Alternate Operations Center – East National Response Coordination Center Wash, D.C. MERS Operations Centers Regional Response Coordination Centers Response Watch Center Region Watch Centers R1 - Boston R2 - New York R3 - Philadelphia R4 - Atlanta R5 - Chicago R6 - Denton R7 - Kansas City R8 - Denver R9 - Bothell R10 - Oakland Bothell, WA Denton, TX** Denver, CO Frederick, MD Maynard, MA Thomasville, GA* Operational 24 hours per day, 7 days a week Staffed by four (4) operations teams Augmented by the FEMA Alternate Operations Center (FAOC) East (Thomasville, GA) & West (Denver, CO) MISSION Receive, analyze, and disseminate a wide variety of All-Hazards information utilizing Receipt, Notification, Alert and Warning media with support from the FAOCs and MOCs. Execute plans in support of Civil Continuity of Government Operational 24 hours per day, 7 days a week Staffed by four (4) operations teams Augmented by the FEMA Alternate Operations Center (FAOC) East (Thomasville, GA) & West (Denver, CO) MISSION Receive, analyze, and disseminate a wide variety of All-Hazards information utilizing Receipt, Notification, Alert and Warning media with support from the FAOCs and MOCs. Execute plans in support of Civil Continuity of Government FEMA Alternate Operations Center – West

12 Notification Framework 4/14/ When?: If a space weather event will likely… Directly or indirectly cause or exacerbate a major disaster or emergency Interfere with or seriously degrade FEMA’s response & recovery capability Create political, public, or media pressure / expectation for FEMA action Why?: Provide broad, timely space weather situational awareness across the agency Answer the “So what?” for potentially high-concern / high-impact events Use plain language messaging to briefly outline possible or probable impacts; expected duration

13 Notification Framework 4/14/ How?: SWPC Auto-Alerts – Recommend subscription settings for FEMA Network of Operations & Coordination Centers Event Levels: NOAA Scale Alerts - R 2, S 3, & G 3 or higher alerts Action: Situational awareness for subscribers Radio Blackouts (R 2 and above) - interested parties should monitor the SWPC web-site “D-Rap” model SWPC Voice Alerts - Telephone notification to FAOC-West; conference FOC & FAOC-East Event Level: NOAA Scale - S 4, S 5 & G 4, G 5 alerts Actions: Notify FEMA Senior Leadership; Emergency Notification System (ENS) message to agency Watch Centers and other key nodes; Possible broadcast over the National Warning System (NAWAS) & Washington Area Warning System (WAWAS) for S 5 & G 5 events NAWAS – 2,250 Warning Points to City & County Level WAWAS – 125 National Capital Region subscribers

14 FOC Notify Leadership FAOC West ENS to Watches FAOC East NAWAS / WAWAS S 5, G 5 only Space Weather Event Alert & Notification Process 4/14/ UNCLASSIFIED Solar Radiation Storms Geomagnetic Storms G 5 G 4 S 4 G 3 S 3 G 2 S 2 G 1 S 1 R 2 Radio Blackouts R 5 Subscriber Alerts Alert Conference Call No notifications recommended at these levels Notification Action D-Rap Model

15 UNCLASSIFIED FEMA Operations Center 4/14/ Questions?


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