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EOC OPERATIONS: Preparing for Emergencies and Disasters Michigan Townships Association January 25, 2007 Daniel Sibo Emergency Management & Homeland Security.

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1 EOC OPERATIONS: Preparing for Emergencies and Disasters Michigan Townships Association January 25, 2007 Daniel Sibo Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division Michigan Department of State Police

2 EOC OPERATIONS Introduction Introduction Purpose Purpose Presentation Material Presentation Material Emergency Operations Centers Emergency Operations Centers Michigan’s Emergency Management System Michigan’s Emergency Management System Your Role Your Role Q’s & A’s Q’s & A’s

3 Do you need an EOC? Maybe Maybe You do need to know what an EOC is. You do need to know what an EOC is. You do need to know your local Emergency Management Coordinator. You do need to know your local Emergency Management Coordinator. You do need to know what to do if your jurisdiction is affected by a disaster. You do need to know what to do if your jurisdiction is affected by a disaster. You do need to know Damage Assessment. You do need to know Damage Assessment.

4 Preparing for Disasters Training Classes- live and on-line are offered by the EMHSD and local Emergency Management Programs. Training Classes- live and on-line are offered by the EMHSD and local Emergency Management Programs. Preparing now will help you respond better. Preparing now will help you respond better.

5 EOC OPERATIONS What is an Emergency Operations Center? (EOC) What is an Emergency Operations Center? (EOC) Facility & Concept Facility & Concept People People Equipment Equipment Plans and Procedures Plans and Procedures Training & Drills Training & Drills

6 EOC OPERATIONS What does an Emergency Operations Center do? What does an Emergency Operations Center do? Direction and Control Direction and Control Communications Communications Public Information- media relations Public Information- media relations Damage Assessment Damage Assessment Resource Management Resource Management Recovery Recovery

7 EOC Operations Interrelationships in a Disaster Interrelationships in a Disaster Who’s talking to who? Who’s talking to who? Resource requests Resource requests Who’s asking for what? Who’s asking for what? Disaster Declarations Disaster Declarations Who declares and what does it get you? Who declares and what does it get you? The Media The Media Joint Information Center (JIC) Joint Information Center (JIC)

8 EOC Operations Single Point of Contact at each level Single Point of Contact at each level Effective Communications Effective Communications 21 questions 21 questions Documentation! Documentation! Documentation! Documentation! Documentation! Documentation! It will help you get “free money” It will help you get “free money” Be realistic Be realistic This isn’t CSI This isn’t CSI

9 EOC Operations Operational Phases Operational Phases Monitoring Monitoring Activation & Notification Activation & Notification Response Operations (partial or full) Response Operations (partial or full) Recovery Recovery Demobilization (Debriefing/Close Out) Demobilization (Debriefing/Close Out)

10 Location of the EOC In existing government buildings In existing government buildings Away from hazardous facilities Away from hazardous facilities Below ground Below ground Accessible to traffic Accessible to traffic Protected from typical threats (Tornadoes) Protected from typical threats (Tornadoes) 6

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12 SEOC During Katrina

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14 Michigan’s Emergency Management System Public Act 390 creates the legal basis for Emergency Management in Michigan Public Act 390 creates the legal basis for Emergency Management in Michigan Establishes responsibilities Establishes responsibilities Requires Plans Requires Plans Requires or enables local Emergency Management Programs and Coordinators Requires or enables local Emergency Management Programs and Coordinators Creates the framework Creates the framework

15 Michigan’s Emergency Management System Local – State - Federal response sequence and process Local – State - Federal response sequence and process All types of disasters or emergencies All types of disasters or emergencies Covers all phases Covers all phases

16 Michigan’s Emergency Management System Local State of Emergency Local State of Emergency Governor’s State of Emergency Governor’s State of Emergency Governor’s State of Disaster Governor’s State of Disaster Federal Disaster Declaration Federal Disaster Declaration

17 State Districts

18 Michigan’s Emergency Management System Local EMC is your first line of contact. Local EMC is your first line of contact. State EMHSD District Coordinators are our first line of contact the Local EMC’s on a daily basis and during emergencies or disasters. State EMHSD District Coordinators are our first line of contact the Local EMC’s on a daily basis and during emergencies or disasters. Works for all types and sizes of disasters. Works for all types and sizes of disasters.

19 Who Is Required to Have an Emergency Management Program? Public Act 390 Public Act 390 Counties - shall Counties - shall Municipalities over 25,000 population - shall Municipalities over 25,000 population - shall Municipalities over 10,000 population - may Municipalities over 10,000 population - may Colleges or Universities over 25,000 - shall Colleges or Universities over 25,000 - shall

20 Local Emergency Management Coordinators All Counties and Municipalities with a population of over 25,000 have an EMC. All Counties and Municipalities with a population of over 25,000 have an EMC. EMHSD Website maintains a contact list of Local EMCs. EMHSD Website maintains a contact list of Local EMCs.

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25 Your Role Prepare for emergencies or disasters Prepare for emergencies or disasters Damage Assessment Damage Assessment Decision Making and problem solving Decision Making and problem solving Recovery operations Recovery operations Media relations Media relations Mitigation Mitigation

26 Your Role Damage Assessment- key function Damage Assessment- key function Obtain information on the emergency Obtain information on the emergency Facilitate effective decision making Facilitate effective decision making Enable public to quickly and accurately informed Enable public to quickly and accurately informed Aid in prioritization of resources Aid in prioritization of resources Develop assistance requests Develop assistance requests

27 State Web Page EMHSD Web Page EMHSD Web Page EMHSD Web Page EMHSD Web Page

28 Questions?

29 Thank You Daniel Sibo Daniel Sibo


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