Presentation on theme: "EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STAFF RICHMOND REGIONAL PLANNING DISTRICT COMMISSION NOVEMBER 2010 Central Virginia Urban Areas Security Initiative."— Presentation transcript:
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STAFF RICHMOND REGIONAL PLANNING DISTRICT COMMISSION NOVEMBER 2010 Central Virginia Urban Areas Security Initiative
What is the UASI program? Department of Homeland Security grant program focused on expanding regional collaboration Assists participating jurisdictions in developing integrated regional systems for prevention, protection, response, and recovery Over $800 million appropriated nationally in FY 2010 At least 25% of UASI appropriated funds are dedicated to law enforcement terrorism prevention- oriented activities
Who Gets to Be a UASI? UASI areas are selected according to a DHS risk formula 64 UASI areas nationwide 10 Tier I areas 54 Tier II areas UASI regions are based on Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Central Virginia UASI Amelia Caroline Charles City Chesterfield Cumberland Dinwiddie Goochland Hanover Colonial Heights Hopewell Henrico King and Queen King William Louisa New Kent Powhatan Prince George Sussex Petersburg Richmond Formed in 2008 as a Tier II UASI area DHS provides over $2 million in funding annually The Central Virginia UASI includes 20 localities: 16 Counties: 4 Cities:
The Central Virginia UASI Area: Localities
The Central Virginia UASI Area: Planning District Commissions Planning District Commissions
How is the CVUASI organized? All 20 jurisdictions come together to form the Central Virginia Urban Area Work Group (CVUAWG), which serves as the organizing body for the CVUASI The CVUAWG is run by an elected chairperson and has a committee structure The CVUAWG is made up of representatives from each of the localities in many disciplines (public works, emergency management, public safety, etc.) State agencies that provide support to the CVUAWG are also represented (VDEM, VSP, etc.) The CVUAWG meets monthly to share information, discuss projects, allocate UASI funds, and track progress An Executive Committee made up of jurisdictional CAOs provides oversight to the CVUAWG
Public Safety Public Information & Education CBRNE detection Explosive device response operations WMD/Hazmat response and decontamination Citizen evacuation and shelter in-place SAR (land based) EOC management Emergency public safety and security response Regional IMT On-site incident management Responder safety and health Fire incident response support Fatality management Critical resource logistics and distribution Community preparedness and participation Emergency public information and warning Citizen Corps Councils Citizen evacuation and shelter in-place Volunteer management and donations CVUASI Committee Responsibilities
Communications Information Analysis & Infrastructure Protection Intelligence and information sharing and dissemination Communications EOC management Emergency public information and warning Intelligence and information sharing and dissemination (shared with Communications subcommittee) Information gathering and recognition of indicators and warnings Intelligence analysis and production Counter-terror investigation and law enforcement CIKR protection (including Mass Transit security) CVUASI Subcommittee Responsibilities cont’d.
Recovery Planning Structural damage assessment Restoration of lifelines Regional recovery operational planning Economic and community recovery Volunteer management and donations Regional emergency operations planning Training and exercise program coordination Capability assessments Risk management Regional COOP & COG Strategic planning CVUASI Subcommittee Responsibilities cont’d.
Health & Human Services Food and agricultural safety and defense Epidemiological surveillance and investigation Laboratory testing Animal disease emergency support Environmental health Isolation and quarantine Responder safety and health Emergency triage and pre-hospital treatment Medical surge Medical supplies management and distribution Mass prophylaxis Mass care (shelter, feeding, and related services Fatality management Mass casualty management CVUASI Subcommittee Responsibilities cont’d.
Projects funded to date by the CVUASI Equipment upgrades for two local bomb squads 100-unit regional public safety communications radio cache Distribution of three portable shelter systems to localities throughout the region Planning and conducting two large scale regional training exercises Three staff planners to provide technical assistance to CVUASI localities and assist in regional planning and coordination
Central Virginia UASI For more information, contact TOM DUNN, PRINCIPAL PLANNER (804) TRAVIS LINDSEY, SENIOR PLANNER (804) KATHY WRIGHT, SENIOR PLANNER (804)