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1 November 20, Whole Community Conference Individual State Overview Illinois Jimmy Thompson Illinois Emergency Management Agency Regional Coordinator, Region 4

2 2013 Whole Community Conference Individual State Overview Illinois Illinois’ Involvement in the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team ( RCPT)  2008 Tri-State original Combined Statistical Area (CSA) member: Indiana, Illinois & Wisconsin  Illinois Counties: Cook, DuPage, DeKalb Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, & Will. One City – Chicago.

3 Combined Statistical Area (CSA) The Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin CSA (Il-In-Wi CSA) encompasses 16 counties, their three states, and the City of Chicago. The CSA is governed by the Regional Catastrophic Planning (RCPT) and reports to the Chicago-Cook County Urban Area Working Group (UAWG). The primary focus of the RCPGP is to: 1) fix shortcomings in existing plans; 2) build regional planning processes and relationships; and 3) link operational & capabilities based planning to resource allocation. The four primary critical capability areas are Transportation/Evacuation, Mass Care & Sheltering, Public Information & Warning, and Logistics & Resource Management.

4 The Illinois Regional Catastrophic Incident Coordination Plan (RCICP) Annexes rolled out in the IL-IN-WI CSA in a series of workshops: Awareness of the concepts of ops presented in its 4 Annexes Overview of the plan’s roles & responsibilities presented by a panel of local EMA representatives and Round-table discussions on collaboration to address regional coordination.

5 The Illinois RCICP Annexes are rolled out in the IL-IN-WI CSA through a series of workshops: Plan Rollout Workshop – DuPage County, IL (April 11, 2013) Plan Rollout Workshop – Chicago, IL (December 10, 2013)

6 The National Mass Evacuation Tracking System (NMETS) and Shelter Placement Plan This project included program development, implementation and training support to evacuee tracking and temporary shelter coordination expanding throughout the IL-IN-WI CSA. This NMETS tracking program is free through the federal government.

7 The NMETS and Shelter Placement Plan The purpose of NMETS Workshops is to validate just-in-time training module: test ability to gain access to State servers from multiple stations; validate the ability to process evacuees given written procedures and generate reports. They distributed NMETS kits to each jurisdiction that included an installation CD, barcode scanner, wrist bands and paper based forms and job aids.

8 The NMETS and Shelter Placement Plan Another purpose of the Shelter Placement Workshop was to create situational awareness of the shelter placement process; review its concept of operations and all associated tools; and to offer participants a simulation of the evacuee placement process. NMETS Workshop (Northern Illinois University - July 18, 2013) Shelter Placement Workshop (Chicago, IL – July 25, 2013)

9 The Regional Hub Reception Center (RHRC) Planning Guide The RHRC Planning Guide was developed to provide assistance to jurisdictions and facilities in the CSA with operational plans, procedures, job aids and related document for RHRC operations when activated. The RHRC seminar served as a mechanism to first rollout the concept and then validate the RHRC Guide as written.

10 The RHRC Planning at Northern Illinois University (NIU) Brought many Agencies together including TetraTech; IEMA; Local EMAs; University Police, EMS, Fire & University Administrators

11 The RHRC at NIU NIU, a major partner in the guide development, provided and presented an overview of their Hub Reception Center Plan. Seminar/Tabletop Exercise - College of DuPage (March 14, 2012) RHCR Presentation – IEMA Conference (September 4-6, 2013) Hub and Reception Functional Exercise - NIU (TBD, January 2014)

12 Whole Community Conference The RCPT advocates the Whole Community approach to leverage all resources to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigating against all hazards to collectively meet the needs of the entire community.

13 Whole Community Conference in Lisle, IL The Whole Community include the RCPT, FEMA, State, local, tribal & territorial partners; non-governmental organizations (faith- based) and non-profit groups and private sector industry; individuals, families & communities; the nation’s most important assets as first responders during a disaster. Whole Community Conference (Lisle, IL – July 18-20, 2012) Whole Community Conference (Lisle, IL – November 20-22, 2013)

14 Regional Citizen Preparedness Campaign The Regional Citizen Preparedness Campaign objectives are to increase awareness, knowledge, preparedness and response of citizens to disasters within the CSA.

15 Regional Citizen Preparedness Campaign “Gear Up Get Ready” The Gear Up Get Ready Campaign was developed and field tested in sixteen jurisdictions through the CSA to validate proof of the concept. They worked fairs, went door to door and did mailings. They mailed Emergency Contact Cards and at events they had people fill out Emergency Contact Cards, Family Emergency Plans and provided them with an Emergency Kit list.

16 Gear Up Get Ready Below is a graph showing how many people were reached. Check out for more information. CountiesCanvassing/ eventsMailings COOK 6,116 10,873 DEKALB 512 2,354 DUPAGE 477 6,699 GRUNDY 331 1,064 KANE 594 5,501 KANKAKEE 868 4,283 KENDALL 998 1,573 LAKE 1,152 5,373 MCHENRY 511 5,798 WILL 1,703 7,481 Total13,26250,999

17 All Hazards Risk Assessments (RA) Plan The RA Plan’s goal was to conduct an all-hazards risk identification assessment for the IL-IN-WI CSA and develop a regional capability to analyze risks in a manner that provides planners with objective data that can be used to inform cost-efficient investment strategies that comprise risk management plans. The IL-IN-WI CSA All Hazards RA Plan will be Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)-compliant. Rollout Training (Will County, IL – June 26, 2013) Rollout Training (Chicago, IL – July 2, 2013)

18 Regional Animal Services Plan RCPT conducted a workshop in Michigan City, Indiana regarding the plan. This project will develop a regional capability to assist pets and livestock in the midst of a large scale, catastrophic disaster, including a regional animal resources database and operational procedures for the: 1) sheltering of companion animals; 2) evacuation/shelter-in-place of companion animals; 3) provision of veterinary services for companion animals;

19 Regional Animal Services Plan and 4) · Workshop #1: August 06, 2013, Kane County Government Center (Center Auditorium) S. Batavia Ave. Bldg. A, Geneva, IL · Workshop #2: August 09, 2013, Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park (North- side entrance) W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL

20 Regional Logistics and Resource Management Plan The goals of this project include planning for the identification of critical public sector assets, development of a public-sector focused regional database for resource management, and assessing regional resource gaps. Further, this project will integrate private-sector data and processes developed through the Private Sector Integration Plan. Logistics Workshop: July 11, 2013, Chicago OEMC Multi-state Full Scale Exercise: May 2014

21 2013 Whole Community Conference Individual State Overview Illinois Illinois’ Future Involvement in RCPT  Plan Rollout Workshop (Chicago – December 10, 2013)  Hub and Reception Function Exercise (NIU – TBD, January 2014)  Multi-state Full Scale Exercise: May 2014  Continue advocating the Whole Community approach to leverage all resources to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigating against all hazards to collectively meet the needs of the entire community.

22 2013 Whole Community Conference Individual State Overview Illinois Illinois’ Future Involvement in RCPT  Plan Rollout Workshop (Chicago – December 10, 2013)  Hub and Reception Function Exercise (NIU – TBD, January 2014)  Multi-state Full Scale Exercise: May 2014  Continue advocating the Whole Community approach to leverage all resources to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigating against all hazards to collectively meet the needs of the entire community.


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