Presentation on theme: "National Shelter System (NSS) 1 Federal Emergency Management Agency in partnership with American Red Cross & Arizona Division of Emergency Management Present:"— Presentation transcript:
National Shelter System (NSS) 1 Federal Emergency Management Agency in partnership with American Red Cross & Arizona Division of Emergency Management Present: The National Shelter System (NSS)
National Shelter System (NSS) 2 NIMSNational Incident Management System NRP / NRF National Response Plan National Response Framework ESF #6Emergency Support Function #6 - Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing, and Human Services ARCAmerican Red Cross NSSNational Shelter System TERMS
National Shelter System (NSS) 3 What is the NSS? Emergency management tool supporting ESF #6 - NRF Web-based data system: https://nss.communityos.org https://nss.communityos.org System contains individual shelter listings w/ info on capacity, shelter population, available facilities, site locations, and more User Name/Password protected…application and training required for access Four user levels: 1-view only: data and reports; 2-view and export; 3- view, export, add & edit shelters; 4- Administrator Free to State/Tribal/Local users w/ no ongoing maintenance or licensing fees
5 NSS Value: Can support day-to-day shelter management in response to ANY size disaster/emergency Can allow users to manage & receive shelter data in a consistent and reliable manner Can aid in decision making, requests for a declaration, and recovery processes Can support matching available shelter resources with needs of affected area Can assist in coordinating evacuation and relocation efforts Can access, organize, & report data as disaster situations evolve Reports exported in formats that allow for integration into E-TEAM
National Shelter System (NSS) 6 More than 100 key data points about each shelter, including current status, can be accessed.
National Shelter System (NSS) 7 Additional Information Gender Served Shelter Comments and Notes field Agency 24 Hour POC Limitations on Facility Use Blackout periods Temporarily Out of Service Facility Information Type of Construction # of stories Areas with Long Roof Spans Windows (in Sleeping Area, Earthquake or Hurricane resistant) Fire Safety (Extinguishers, Alarms, Sprinklers) Pet Facilities # of Showers, Refer Units
National Shelter System (NSS) 8 Utilities & Food Preparation Self-sufficiency for Power Emergency Generator On-site Utilities (heating, cooling, cooking, water sources) Kitchen / Preparation capacity Seating for food service Facility Information ADA Compliance Handicapped Accessibility 22 specific factors covering: General Accessibility Restrooms Showers Cafeteria Phones
National Shelter System (NSS) 9 Eligibility for NSS Access Must be employee or volunteer of an agency with a primary or support role in management or coordination of shelter activities in your jurisdiction, and have concurrence of State/Tribal/Local EMA (as appropriate to your jurisdiction). Must have a demonstrated business need for access Complete required NSS training, and submit request using NSS User Access Request Form Access requests MUST be approved by EMA in your jurisdiction, and are reviewed for concurrence by FEMA before NSS accounts are Activated. The process is conducted in coordination with your FEMA Regional NSS POC
National Shelter System (NSS) 10 Required NSS Training Level 1 & 2 Required: NSS Briefing (conducted by ADEM) Level 3 Required: NSS Briefing (conducted by ADEM) NSS Facilitated Training (onsite delivery by ADEM) Level 4 Comply with Level 3 as described above, and obtain Level 4 Briefing from ADEM
National Shelter System (NSS) Points of Contact Arizona Division of Emergency Management Anthony Cox 602-392-7557 / firstname.lastname@example.org Dan Varner 602-392-7544 / email@example.com
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