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An Overview of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management David Berrisford, Field Services Branch Director DPS Homeland Security & Emergency.

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1 An Overview of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management David Berrisford, Field Services Branch Director DPS Homeland Security & Emergency Management

2 Vision and Mission Keeping Minnesota Ready The mission of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is to help Minnesota prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from natural and human caused disaster. Our team develops and maintains partnerships; collects and shares information; plans; trains and educates; coordinates response and resources; and provides technical and financial assistance. Keeping Minnesota Ready

3 Values We achieve this through demonstrating core values: Integrity Integrity Respect Respect Excellence Excellence Professionalism Professionalism Commitment Commitment Dedication Dedication Effective Communication Effective Communication Keeping Minnesota Ready

4 HSEM Organization Director Kris Eide Business Manager Jon Huspek Deputy Director John Kerr Preparedness Kevin Leuer Field Services David Berrisford Response Recovery Mitigation Terri Smith Grants Office Administration Planning MNJAC Critical Infrastructure Regions EPCRA Regional Assets Training Exercises Operations Public Assistance Ind. Assistance Mitigation Citizen Corps Prevention (Homeland Security) Mike Schwab Keeping Minnesota Ready

5 Hot Topics

6 Homeland Security Grant Program Process Process –Inclusive (all disciplines) –List of initiatives based on national priorities and target capabilities –Initiative ranked by agency/discipline Keeping Minnesota Ready

7 Homeland Security Grant Program Rankings based on Rankings based on –Percentage of project completed so far –Continuing investment –Investment by state or local partner –Risk assessment of not funding –Regional benefit Keeping Minnesota Ready

8 Homeland Security Grant Program We are allowed 15 projects for the state We are allowed 15 projects for the state –Included Citizen Corps as 1 project –Included MMRS as 1 project 15 projects for UASI 15 projects for UASI Keeping Minnesota Ready

9 Homeland Security Grant Program CBRNE CBRNE Interoperable Communications Interoperable Communications Regional Funding Regional Funding Hazmat Teams/Bomb Squads/ Collapsed Structure Hazmat Teams/Bomb Squads/ Collapsed Structure Public Awareness Public Awareness Info sharing including warnings and indicators Info sharing including warnings and indicators Keeping Minnesota Ready

10 Homeland Security Grant Program UASI completely competitive UASI completely competitive Statewide base + competitive Statewide base + competitive –SHSGP 4.1 million –LETPP 3 million Citizen Corps Citizen Corps –$343,000 MMRS MMRS –$464,000 Keeping Minnesota Ready

11 National Incident Management System (NIMS) Standardized procedures for incident management Standardized procedures for incident management Key element of HSPD 5 and 8 Key element of HSPD 5 and 8 Adopted by Minnesota – Executive Order Adopted by Minnesota – Executive Order Keeping Minnesota Ready

12 National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-700 must be completed by September 30 in all disciplines IS-700 must be completed by September 30 in all disciplines IS-800 completed by emergency management personnel IS-800 completed by emergency management personnel NIMS adopted be all levels by December 2005 NIMS adopted be all levels by December 2005 NIMCAST used to measure compliance NIMCAST used to measure compliance Keeping Minnesota Ready

13 NIMS Training Who is required? Who is required? –You need to determine How do take it? How do take it? –Independent Study –Classroom –New Employee Orientation –Be Creative How do we pay for it? How do we pay for it? –Its an eligible expense –Overtime and Backfill??? How do we track it? Enforce it? How do we track it? Enforce it? Keeping Minnesota Ready

14 Influenza Pandemic Partnering with Health Partnering with Health Supplement to the EOP Supplement to the EOP 2 pathways – Employer, Responder 2 pathways – Employer, Responder Working with Critical Infrastructure Working with Critical Infrastructure Support to locals and business Support to locals and business Keeping Minnesota Ready

15 National Activities Educating Congressional Delegation Educating Congressional Delegation –Reinstate and increase EMPG –Reinstate 15% for HMGP –Support for Public Education –Fund EMAC Keeping Minnesota Ready

16 National Activities MN delegation on Homeland Security related committee MN delegation on Homeland Security related committee We should educate those that are not on those committees We should educate those that are not on those committees Wants to know how it affects local jurisdictions Wants to know how it affects local jurisdictions Keeping Minnesota Ready

17 Web Initiatives Improvements to main site Improvements to main site ReadyMinnesota.org ReadyMinnesota.org Launch TBD Launch TBD Initially public preparedness message Initially public preparedness message –Get a Kit –Make a Plan –Severe Weather Awareness Week Keeping Minnesota Ready

18 Manage requests for help and offers of assistance Track and manage assets, personnel and tasks Share information with other members of the incident management team Communicate critical information quickly to numerous geographically dispersed team members Track financial expenditures for post-incident reimbursement Make decisions based upon quickly changing conditions Provide timely accurate information to the media and public officials

19 HSEM Priorities Local Support Local Support Meeting Strategic Plan Meeting Strategic Plan Spring Flood Preparation Spring Flood Preparation Keeping Minnesota Ready

20 Whats Next? Focus on All Hazards Focus on All Hazards Feedback from you Feedback from you Advisory group Advisory group Legislative Initiatives Legislative Initiatives Follow our Mission Follow our Mission Eyes on our Vision Eyes on our Vision Keeping Minnesota Ready


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