Presentation on theme: "COMMUNITY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS LEADERS AND THEIR ROLE IN A DISASTER JANUARY 2014 Sandy City Emergency Management."— Presentation transcript:
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS LEADERS AND THEIR ROLE IN A DISASTER JANUARY 2014 Sandy City Emergency Management
Thank you for being here! Your participation is essential in recovery for the City following a disaster.
What are some areas of concern?
Areas of concern
Areas of Concern
Are we communicating effectively?
How Sandy City operates in disaster Policy group Emergency Operations Center Communications LogisticsOperationsFinancePlanning FirePolice Public Works Comm. Development Parks and Rec Public Utilities
Sandy Emergency Operations Center Incident Command Emergency Operations Center State/County Resources IMT Teams
Sandy City Overview Sandy Fire Department 5 Fire Stations 4 Firefighters at each station Approx. 75 fire personnel 7 fire trucks 7 ambulances Sandy City Schools- 34 Hospitals- 1 Miles of road- 400 Miles of waterpipe- 400 Water tanks- 8 Residents- 90,000 Homes- Approx. 22,000 Sandy Police Department 8 Officers on each patrol shift Approx. 110 sworn officers
Situational Awareness The sooner we are able to gain a picture of the situation the sooner we can request resources. There will be competing entities. One point of contact with each community for concise and vetted information.
How the State is set up to respond Each City declares a state of emergency with the County when their resources are overwhelmed. The County declares to the State a state of emergency when their resources are overwhelmed. Once the State has exhausted their resources they declare a state of emergency with the Federal Government. Resources don’t actually have to be spent to declare an emergency (earthquake).
What is the role of an Emergency Preparedness Leader? 1. Promote self-reliance and individual and family responsibility in times of disaster. 2. These concepts can be found in the Your Personal Disaster Preparedness Planner. 3. Attend Emergency Preparedness training or exercises offered by the City on behalf of the community. 4. Report the ongoing status of emergency preparedness efforts to the Community Coordinator. 5. Report and/or assist the Community Coordinator in communicating situational updates in a disaster.
Continued roles of an EPL
Tools that will help the EPL 1. Citizen Corps Council Meeting- held the Second Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM. 2. Citizen Corps Council Meeting Newsletter 3. Personal Disaster Preparedness Planner 4. Neighborhood Rapid Assessment program 5. Other Emergency Preparedness Leaders
Neighborhood Rapid Assessment Helps us gain situational awareness Can be as customized as you would like Never send someone alone
The Personal Preparedness Planner Provides advice and planning sheet on the basic supplies One Gallon of water per person per day Food Shelter and warmth advice Light First Aid Morale boosters Pets You don’t have to do it all at once- every little bit helps you be more prepared.
There is no plan for the communities We don’t have a city-wide plan for the communities. Our emphasis is on personal and family preparedness and responsibility. We ask that you focus on the basic guidelines set forth in Your Personal Disaster Preparedness Planner. In addition to the above two points, we encourage communities to prepare for what will work in their communities. What works well in Community 5 may not work in 27.
Information we want from the Community The number of individuals that are injured The number of individuals that are deceased The number of homes that are damaged The immediate needs of the community OTHER
Neighborhood Rapid Assessment Program
Key Elements 1. Pre-Planning: Prepare Maps and Forms for the Neighborhood. Establish Assembly Locations Practice 2.Residents are trained to take care of themselves and their families first. 3.Those who are able, are trained to assemble at a pre-designated location whenever they can, to conduct rapid assessment.
Neighborhood divided into sections
Work together in pairs
Return with the information Gather Prioritize Communicate