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Welcome to Mobile County EMA. EOC OPERATIONS July 30, 2008 Welcome/Introductions Objectives EOC Organization & Procedures Tour & Discussion Summary/Adjourn.

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1 Welcome to Mobile County EMA

2 EOC OPERATIONS July 30, 2008 Welcome/Introductions Objectives EOC Organization & Procedures Tour & Discussion Summary/Adjourn

3 OBJECTIVES Become familiar with the mission and organization of the Mobile County Emergency Management Agency. Learn the functions, role and structure of the Emergency Operation Center. Discuss the incident action planning process. Enhance and improve the EOC activation process by providing information and training to agency representatives prior to an incident.

4 MISSION MISSION Mobile County Emergency Management Agency is the independent agency responsible for leading the efforts to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from disasters. Laws, Ordinances, and Resolutions are in place providing for the agency to coordinate the activities of all agencies that deal with all phases of emergency management, for disasters of all types.

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6 GOALS OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Save lives Save lives Prevent injuries Prevent injuries Protect property and the environment if an emergency occurs Protect property and the environment if an emergency occurs

7 MOBILE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Organizational Chart Director Deputy Director Director of Plans & Operations Electronics/Communications Officer Plans & Operations II Training/Exercise Officer Fiscal Services Manager Secretary I PIO JIC 2/17/04 Office Assistant III Law Enforcement CoordinatorFire Service Coordinator Plans & Operations I

8 MOBILE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY 348 N. MCGREGOR AVE. MOBILE, ALABAMA DIRECTOR WALT DICKERSON DEPUTY DIRECTOR RONNIE ADAIR DIRECTOR OF PLANS & OPERATIONS MIKE EVANS PLANS & OPERATIONS OFFICER II JOHN KILCULLEN PLANS & OPERATIONS OFFICER II DALE BYRNE TRAINING AND EXERCISE OFFICER DON LEETH COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER DAVID ROBERTS FISCAL SERVICES MANAGER JAYNE HUNTER OFFICE ASSISTANT III PAM BROADHEAD SECRETARY I KIM MITCHELL SECRETARY ISHANNON POTTER LAW ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR LT. GLEN BRANNAN LAW ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR LT. GLEN BRANNAN FIRE SERVICE COORDINATOR CHIEF DOUG COOPER PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER BRUCE MCCRORY

9 FOUR PHASES OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Mitigation – Taking sustained actions to reduce or eliminate long- term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects. Preparedness – Building the emergency management profession to effectively prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from any hazard by planning, training, and exercising. Response – Conducting emergency operations to save lives and property by positioning emergency equipment and supplies; evaluating potential victims; providing food water, shelter, and medical care to those in need; and restoring critical services. Recovery – Rebuilding communities so individuals, businesses, and governments can function on their own, return to normal life, and protect against future hazards.

10 MOBILE COUNTY HAZARDS Hurricanes Hurricanes Tornadoes Tornadoes Floods/Flash Flood Floods/Flash Flood Severe Weather Severe Weather Wildfires Wildfires Earthquakes Earthquakes Drought Drought Hazardous Materials Hazardous Materials Transportation Accidents Transportation Accidents Terrorism Terrorism Civil Disturbances Civil Disturbances Agriculture Agriculture Nuclear/Radiological Nuclear/Radiological

11 OBJECTIVES Become familiar with the mission and organization of the Mobile County Emergency Management Agency. Learn the functions, role and structure of the Emergency Operation Center. Discuss the incident action planning process. Enhance and improve the EOC activation process by providing information and training to agency representatives prior to an incident.

12 COMPREHENSIVE ALL-HAZARD EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN (EOP) Discusses community vulnerability to hazards. Provides the framework for the community response to emergencies. Outlines roles and responsibilities of governmental and non-governmental agencies involved in preparation and response.

13 COORDINATION Process of integrating different organizations and activities in a system and giving them a common goal Process of integrating different organizations and activities in a system and giving them a common goal It means subdividing complex tasks and then working together to get them done It means subdividing complex tasks and then working together to get them done

14 COMMUNICATION Its Influence on Effective Coordination Communication is the process by which decisions and information are transmitted among members of a group. It can be carried out through formal links, such as telephone and written reports, and informal structures and relationships that affect information flow. DEFINITION

15 EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER The emergency operations center (EOC) is the place where local EM guides the communitys preparation, response, recovery and mitigation operations during disasters.

16 THE EOC Serves as A command center for local elected officials A command center for local elected officials The direction and control center for agencies involved in response to an incident. The direction and control center for agencies involved in response to an incident. An information center for local government and the public. An information center for local government and the public.

17 THE EOCs PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES Provide staff with shelter Provide staff with shelter Be equipped with emergency power Be equipped with emergency power Provide assured communications Provide assured communications Provide staff with the opportunity to keep information confidential Provide staff with the opportunity to keep information confidential Have access to local community warning system Have access to local community warning system Provide workspace for local media Provide workspace for local media

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19 STAFFING THE EOC Level One: Minor emergencies Level One: Minor emergencies Level Two: Limited emergencies Level Two: Limited emergencies Level Three: Potential disaster Level Three: Potential disaster Level Four: Full emergency Level Four: Full emergency

20 EOC ORGANIZATION Policy Group Direction & Control Group Operations Group Mass Care Group Public Works Group Municipalities Bayou La Batre Chickasaw Citronelle Creola Dauphin Island Mobile Mobile County Mount Vernon Prichard Saraland Satsuma PoliceFire DPSFBI USCGAL ARNG ADEMALDOT ATF DHRMCHD ARCMCPSS MCEMSVOAD Salvation Army City Eng County Eng Public Works Ala Power MAWSS Mobile Gas Bellsouth ACOE

21 EOC RESPONSIBILITIES Policy Group: Elected officials, executive staff, agency heads who formulate policy and make decisions. Direction & Control Group: EMA operations and support staff who guide, direct and support EOC operations. Operations Group: Local, State & Federal public safety and military organizations responsible for maintaining public order. Mass Care Group: Responsible for shelter, food and water and the well being of the public affected by a disaster. Public Works Group: Responsible for engineering support and infrastructure protection.

22 EOC/ICS INTERFACE Direction & Control Grp Operations Group Mass Care Group Public Works Group Incident Command PlanningOperationsLogistics Finance LEGEND Formal Informal Emergency Operations Center Incident Command System

23 EOC OPERATIONS Alert Activation Staff check-in Maintain Situational Awareness Frequent up-date briefings Planning Situation Reporting Resource Requests Deactivation

24 AGENCY/JURISDICTIONAL REPS Represent their agency, department or jurisdiction Knowledgeable in the mission, organization and resources of the entity represented Has authority to commit resources Establishes communications with agency operation center or forces in the field Keeps agency informed on current incident situation Participates in planning preparation, response and recovery actions.

25 INCIDENT ACTION PLANNING Provides a structured approach to planning Reflects the overall incident strategy Establishes objectives for next operational period Identifies resources needed Depicts the current organization Addresses the communications system Identifies resources at risk

26 Questions or comments contact: Mobile County EMA Fax:


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