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1 WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN DISASTER STRIKES Shelby - Pottawattamie - Harrison Disaster Response Task Force

2 Many emergency responders want to or do rush to the site of a disaster with good intentions of helping. Reviews of major responses have shown that self-dispatched resources place an undo burden on local jurisdictions and slow emergency and recovery responses. Shelby - Pottawattamie - Harrison Disaster Response Task Force

3 The answer is to deploy as a part of a recognized force of responders trained and credentialed in areas needed during and immediately after disaster. With this, those needing help are guaranteed to receive resources they can use and accommodate while keeping you safe and accounted for. Shelby - Pottawattamie - Harrison Disaster Response Task Force

4 Shelby-Pottawattamie-Harrison Disaster Response Task Force Formed in 2008 in response to fill unmet resource needs to the Parkersburg, Iowa F5 Tornado event. All-hazard fire, rescue, EMS response organization developed to assist jurisdictions with various resource needs during or after a major event. Shelby - Pottawattamie - Harrison Disaster Response Task Force

5 Minimum requirement to join based on training and experience. Utilizes national standard credentialing procedures. Provides a single coordinating resource/dispatch point for resources assembled from 3 counties. Shelby - Pottawattamie - Harrison Disaster Response Task Force

6 How to Join 1.Get authorization from your local Fire Chief. 2.Complete the application packet. 3.Return application packet to a Task Force Board Member. 4.Begin your probationary period training and deploying with the task force. 5.Follow task force guidelines for training and currency. Shelby - Pottawattamie – Harrison Disaster Response Task Force

7 Benefits of Membership Gain valuable training and real life experience to help prepare your jurisdiction for disaster response. Help other jurisdictions who are suffering catastrophic conditions and losses. Networking opportunities with regional emergency response partners. Shelby - Pottawattamie - Harrison Disaster Response Task Force

8 Missions of the Task Force Dangerous/technical tree removals (felling). First aid / EMS assistance. Disaster area hazard mitigation. Search & rescue operations. Shelby - Pottawattamie - Harrison Disaster Response Task Force

9 Deployments May 28 – June 1, 2008 : Parkersburg Tornado June 11, 2008 : Little Sioux Scout Ranch Tornado June 28, 2008 : Henderson Straight line wind event Jul 26-Jul 27, 2008 : Little Sioux Recovery Effort Shelby - Pottawattamie - Harrison Disaster Response Task Force

10 Task Force Vision To be a recognized, dependable resource for jurisdictions needing assistance in the most trying of times. Utilize the best practices of collaboration, coordination and Incident Management to serve those in need and to keep our members safe and effective. Shelby - Pottawattamie - Harrison Disaster Response Task Force

11 If you’re interested in disaster response and relief work, contact a local task force member or board director for further information. Applications may be obtained at Shelby - Pottawattamie - Harrison Disaster Response Task Force

12 Each of us as human beings has a responsibility to reach out to our brothers and sisters affected by disaster. One day it may be us or our loved ones needing someone to reach out and help. Shelby - Pottawattamie – Harrison Disaster Response Task Force

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