3OBJECTIVESBecome 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.
4MISSIONMobile 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.
8MOBILE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY 348 N. MCGREGOR AVE MOBILE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY 348 N. MCGREGOR AVE. MOBILE, ALABAMADIRECTOR WALT DICKERSONDEPUTY DIRECTOR RONNIE ADAIRDIRECTOR OF PLANS & OPERATIONS MIKE EVANSPLANS & OPERATIONS OFFICER II JOHN KILCULLENPLANS & OPERATIONS OFFICER II DALE BYRNETRAINING AND EXERCISE OFFICER DON LEETHCOMMUNICATIONS OFFICER DAVID ROBERTSFISCAL SERVICES MANAGER JAYNE HUNTEROFFICE ASSISTANT III PAM BROADHEADSECRETARY I KIM MITCHELLSECRETARY I SHANNON POTTERLAW ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR LT. GLEN BRANNANFIRE SERVICE COORDINATOR CHIEF DOUG COOPERPUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER BRUCE MCCRORY
9FOUR 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.
10MOBILE COUNTY HAZARDS Hurricanes Tornadoes Floods/Flash Flood Severe WeatherWildfiresEarthquakesDroughtHazardous MaterialsTransportation AccidentsTerrorismCivil DisturbancesAgricultureNuclear/Radiological
11OBJECTIVESBecome 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.
12COMPREHENSIVE 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.
13COORDINATIONProcess of integrating different organizations and activities in a system and giving them a common goalIt means subdividing complex tasks and then working together to get them done
14COMMUNICATION Its Influence on Effective Coordination DEFINITIONCommunication 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.
15EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER The emergency operations center (EOC) is the place where local EM guides the community’s preparation, response, recovery and mitigation operations during disasters.
16THE EOC Serves as A command center for local elected officials The direction and control center for agencies involved in response to an incident.An information center for local government and the public.
17THE EOC’s PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES Provide staff with shelterBe equipped with emergency powerProvide assured communicationsProvide staff with the opportunity to keep information confidentialHave access to local community warning systemProvide workspace for local media
19STAFFING THE EOC Level One: Minor emergencies Level Two: Limited emergenciesLevel Three: Potential disasterLevel Four: Full emergency
20EOC ORGANIZATION Policy Group Direction & Control Group Operations MunicipalitiesBayou La BatreChickasawCitronelleCreolaDauphin IslandMobileMobile CountyMount VernonPrichardSaralandSatsumaOperationsGroupMass CareGroupPublic WorksGroupDHR MCHDARC MCPSSMCEMS VOADSalvation ArmyCity Eng County EngPublic Works Ala PowerMAWSS Mobile GasBellsouth ACOEPolice FireDPS FBIUSCG AL ARNGADEM ALDOTATF
21EOC RESPONSIBILITIESPolicy 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.
22EOC/ICS INTERFACE Emergency Operations Center Direction & Control Grp LEGENDFormalInformalDirection &Control GrpEmergencyOperationsCenterOperationsGroupMass CareGroupPublic WorksGroupIncidentCommandSystemIncidentCommandOperationsPlanningLogisticsFinance
24AGENCY/JURISDICTIONAL REPS Represent their agency, department or jurisdictionKnowledgeable in the mission, organization and resources of the entity representedHas authority to commit resourcesEstablishes communications with agency operation center or forces in the fieldKeeps agency informed on current incident situationParticipates in planning preparation, response and recovery actions.
25INCIDENT ACTION PLANNING Provides a structured approach to planningReflects the overall incident strategyEstablishes objectives for next operational periodIdentifies resources neededDepicts the current organizationAddresses the communications systemIdentifies resources at risk
26Questions or comments contact: Mobile County EMA 251 460-8000 Fax: