Presentation on theme: "Chief Cody Cullimore. A drill sponsored by the city in cooperation with local businesses, schools, and churches. To practice communication and response."— Presentation transcript:
A drill sponsored by the city in cooperation with local businesses, schools, and churches. To practice communication and response in a situation where normal communication channels have broken down and normal resources are not enough.
How You Can Help! Signs in Business Windows Double-Sided Yard Signs School Notifications Block Captains Distribute the Flier to Everyone in the City: Week before the drill Block Captains Talk to Neighbors About the Drill Make or Practice a Family Emergency Plan Put out yard signs starting September 9, not before!
TIME REVERSE 911 CALL REPORT CHAIN Block to City RADIO TRANSMISSION TABLE-TOP EXERCISE CITY EOC DEBRIEF CITY BUILDING 6:00 PM 6:15 PM 6:30 PM 6:45 PM 7:00 PM 7:15 PM 7:30 PM 7:45 PM 8:00 PM 8:15 PM 8:30 PM
6:00 PM BLOCK CAPTAINS: Honk horns at EXACTLY 6:00 PM Blocks Gather Properly & Quickly Fill Out FORM Send FORM to the Neighborhood Captain by Pair of Runners Activity? (Sensitivity to your block’s needs…)
COMMUNICATION CHAIN (After 6:00 PM) NEIGHBORHOOD CAPTAINS: Collect FORMS from Block Captains (ENCOURAGE SPEEDY COLLECTION) Tally Numbers and Information on Neighborhood FORMS and Send to Area Command by Paired Runners Don’t Close Neighborhood EOC Until You Get a Response from the Area AREA CAPTAINS: Tally Numbers/Info on Area FORMS and send to City EOC by both Paired Runners AND Radio Don’t Close EOC Until You Get a Response from the City
LINDON CITY Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Practicing Role Specific Functions Through Simulated Scenarios Police / Fire Communication Prioritizing and allocating resources Calling in help Security issues Mapping events Media relations City Council & Mayor How to declare a State of Emergency Matters of Policy Interfacing with the community to address concerns
What you might see / hear... “We have one giant pancake, 23 feet in diameter. Please send pancake lovers to 444 East 710 North. They must bring their forks.” Meanwhile, at the City Center... “There’s a large tree blocking the road at 444 East 710 North. Please send debris crew, they must bring their chainsaws.”
RADIO Two-way Communication Ham Radio Training Item Chance for Amateur Operators to Respond to the Event by Radio City net frequencies (Simplex) 146.56 MHz (Voice) 446.500 MHz (Digital)
Emergency Preparedness Specialist PACKETS FIRST! Sign them out! INSIDE YOU SHOULD FIND: Instructions for Emergency Preparedness Specialists Forms for Block & Neighborhood Captains Instructions for Block & Neighborhood Captains Smaller Envelope(s) with the Special Scenarios Fliers for Copying / Distribution These should get placed on every door in the city #20
Once a presidential disaster declaration is issued and damages are documented, FEMA can provide up to a 75 percent cost reimbursement for eligible projects. State and local entities then must come up with a 25 percent shared cost match. ($, donations, services) The time citizens and volunteer groups spend sandbagging, clearing debris from clogged drains, taking and logging calls, staffing warming centers, and many other duties may be an allowable reimbursement under the FEMA Public Assistance programs but volunteer efforts need to be organized and documented correctly.
If disaster cost $1,000,000.00 Lindon must provide $250,000.00 100 x $17.50/hr @ 4 hrs = $7,000.00 5,000 x $17.50/hr @ 4 hrs = $350,000.00 But if disaster cost... $10,000,000.00 Then we must provide $2,500,000.00
A WORD on VOLUNTEERISM If you want to volunteer with an existing agency... Red Cross UCARES CERT MRC NOW is the time! Be careful! Personal protective equipment Don’t become a part of the problem… the “disaster within a disaster” Children VOLUNTEER to HELP with THIS DRILL
First choice in an emergency Everyone has one Highly reliable Easy to use BUT: Requires infrastructure Infrastructure can be overloaded
Communications Network If any of the links between you and the other person are broken or overwhelmed, your call cannot go through.
Main communications hub in New Orleans destroyed Cell towers downed Damaged telephone lines Satellite phones overloaded satellite bandwidth Hurricane landfall August 29. Most National Guard communications restored by Sept. 12.
Texting Requires very little bandwidth Uses phone’s control channel Contains location information No “Text to 911” in Utah
Social Media Low bandwidth Posting is quick Reaches large numbers Useful for: “I am safe” “Stay away from this area”
Useful over short distance Reliable Always send in pairs BUT: Two-way communications is slow Foot / Bike / Motorized Vehicle
Inexpensive Easy to use Easy to find BUT: Very low power (1/2 watt) Limited number of channels Antenna not swappable Limited to line-of-sight communications
Lots of frequencies Handheld radios can tie into repeaters to traverse terrain Larger radios capable of communicating over great distances Can use digital modes for faxes, images, etc. BUT: Requires a written exam to obtain FCC license Off-the-shelf equipment can be expensive Not as ubiquitous as phones/FRS radios “You may not be able to talk to the person you want to talk to, but you will probably be able to talk to somebody.”
Block Neighborhood Area Lindon Storehouse Lindon City
City-wide ham radio net Starts about 6:20 PM Any Lindon operators welcome to check-in City net frequencies (Simplex) 146.56 MHz (Voice) 446.500 MHz (Digital)
Anything you need to be mobile Wheelchair / crutches Transportation help due to ▪ age, weight, illness, impairment, other Anything you need to function Medication Medical devices Personal assistance from parent or professional Translator (if all messages are in English) Help for those who are sight or hearing impaired