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1 SEMS Standardized Emergency Management System Standardized Emergency Management.System Terry A. Gitlin, CEM California State Automobile Association

2 SEMS Standardized Emergency Management System * 1991 Eastbay Hills Firestorm * Petris Bill * Government Code Section 8607

3 SEMS Impact of SEMS * State Agencies must use SEMS * Cities, Counties and Special Districts must use SEMS to be eligible for State Disaster Reimbursement Funds

4 SEMS SEMS to NIMS n Homeland Security Presidential Directive- 5, Management of Domestic Incidents –President Bush directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and administer a unified, national system for managing incidents. a consistent Nationwide approacha consistent Nationwide approach Federal, State, local, and tribal governmentsFederal, State, local, and tribal governments work effectively/efficiently to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic incidentswork effectively/efficiently to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents incorporates best practicesincorporates best practices represents a core set of doctrine, concepts, principles, terminology, and organizational processesrepresents a core set of doctrine, concepts, principles, terminology, and organizational processes Collaborative engagement at all levels.Collaborative engagement at all levels. –Authorities Homeland Security Act of 2002.Homeland Security Act of Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-5, Management of Domestic Incidents.Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-5, Management of Domestic Incidents. Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-8, National Preparedness.Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-8, National Preparedness. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Incident Management System, March 1, 2004.Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Incident Management System, March 1, 2004.

5 SEMS SEMS to NIMS n Integration of public- and private-sector emergency management …authorize [OES] to share facilities and systems … that would integrate private sector emergency preparedness measures into governmental disaster planning programs SB 546 adds to CA Govt Code Sec

6 SEMS Use of SEMS Facilitates * Flow of Information and Resources * Coordination Between Responding Agencies * Rapid Mobilization, Deployment, and Tracking of Resources

7 SEMS SEMS Organizational Levels Field level Local government level Operational Area level Region level State level

8 SEMS Basic Elements of SEMS * Incident Command System * Multi-Agency, or Inter-Agency, Coordination * California Master Mutual Aid Agreement * Operational Areas * Operational Area Satellite Information System

9 SEMS Incident Command System (ICS) * 1970’s origin * Common Terminology * Five Function Command Structure * Expandable Organization * Management by Objective * Resource Management IC

10 SEMS ICS Primary Functions Management OperationsPlansLogisticsFinance

11 SEMS * Unified Command * Agencies and Disciplines at any SEMS Level Working Together in a Coordinated Effort to Facilitate Decisions. Multi Agency Coordination System (MACS)

12 SEMS Master Mutual Aid Agreement * Signed in 1950 * Voluntarily Providing Services * Discipline Specific

13 SEMS Regional Mutual Aid Coordination nSix Mutual Aid Regions Coordinate Information/Resources among OpAreas in these Regions HThree Regional Administrative Offices H Coastal Region Oakland Oakland HInland Region Sacramento Sacramento Southern Region Los Alamitos Los Alamitos H

14 SEMS Operational Areas * The County and all the political subdivisions within * County lead agency unless other agreement established * Coordinates resources and information within County * Conduit to/from other SEMS levels

15 SEMS Operational Area Satellite Information System (OASIS) * Satellite links from Operational Areas to State’s Regional Offices and State Emergency Operations Center in Sacramento

16 SEMS Operational Area Satellite Information System (OASIS) * Satellite links from Operational Areas to State’s Regional Offices and State Emergency Operations Center in Sacramento Response Information Management System (RIMS)

17 SEMS Basic features of SEMS * Management Function - I.C.S. * Management by Objective/ Action Planning * Organization Flexibility * Organizational Unity/Hierarchy of Command * Span of Control

18 SEMS Value-added benefits of SEMS * Personnel Accountability * Common Terminology * Resources Management * Integrated Communications * Unified Command

19 SEMS SEMS Terminology * EMERGENCY A Condition of Disaster or Extreme Peril to the Safety of Persons or Property * EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCY Any Organization Responding to an Emergency or Providing Mutual Aid Support

20 SEMS Emergency Operations Center (EOC) * A location or facility where centralized emergency management is performed for an organization State Operations Center (SOC), Rancho Cordova

21 SEMS Emergency Operations Center (EOC) …where Uncomfortable Officials meet in Unaccustomed Surroundings to play Unfamiliar Roles making Unpopular Decisions based on Inadequate Information in Much Too Little Time. …where Uncomfortable Officials meet in Unaccustomed Surroundings to play Unfamiliar Roles making Unpopular Decisions based on Inadequate Information in Much Too Little Time. Art Botterrell, 1989

22 SEMS Role of the EOC * Gather Information Relating to Event * Provide Analysis of Information * Establish Priorities * Decision Making * Coordinate Resources aka: “Overhead Function” or Command vs. Coordination

23 SEMS The ACTION PLAN * Statement of Objectives * Organization * Task to be accomplished * Resources needed * Support Plans

24 SEMS TLA’s & FLAS

25 SEMS Acronyms n REOC – Reg’l Emergency Operations Center n SOC – State Operations Center n PIO – Public Information Officer n JIC – Joint Information Center n RACES - Radio Amateur Civilian Emergency Services n EMSA – Emergency Medical Services Authority n MHOAC - Medical & Health OA Coordinator n MTC – Metropolitan Transportation Commission n RECP – Reg’l Emergency Coordination Plan n US&R/USAR – Urban Search & Rescue Task Forces n WCATWC - West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center n CERT – Community Emergency Response Team

26 SEMS With everyone using the same standard system...

27 SEMS … then it all comes together!

28 SEMS Got questions?


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