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1 Emergency Management: An Overview
North Dakota Division of Emergency Management, Local Emergency Management and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

2 Emergency Management An organized analysis, planning, decision making and assignment of available resources to prevent, prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from the effects of all hazards

3 Four Goals of Emergency Management
Save Lives Prevent Injuries Protect Property Protect the Environment

4 Goals of Emergency Management
Save Lives

5 Goals of Emergency Management
Prevent Injuries Devils Lake, N.D.

6 Goals of Emergency Management
Protect Property California Church Photo by FEMA

7 Goals of Emergency Management
Protect the Environment EPA air sampling, New York

8 Five Phases of Emergency Management
Graphic: Brandon Hoechst

9 Disasters Happen Fargo, N.D.

10 Grand Forks, N.D.

11 North Dakota Hazard Listing
Flood Winter storm Hazardous materials Urban fire Rural fire Drought Civil disorder/ terrorism Mass casualty Dam failure Critical material shortage National security Severe summer storms

12 Other Hazard Listing Tropical Storm Tsunami Hazardous materials
Nuclear accidents Earthquakes Tropical depression Volcanic eruptions Wildfires Extreme heat Hurricane Landslides Multi-hazards

13 Imagine a Tornado Strikes Your Community
Oklahoma City, Okla.

14 What types of problems will your community face?
Iowa church FEMA Photo/Marvin Nauman

15 Some Possible Problems
Loss of electricity Loss of potable water Disruption of transportation routes Broken natural gas lines Loss of telephone communication, including cellular service

16 Government Responsibility in Emergency


18 Local Government At the local level whether county, city, town or other designation – it is the first line of official public responsibility for emergency management activity. Jackson, Tennessee

19 Local Communities: Best understand potential hazards
Evaluate available resources Are the site for emergency events Are responsible for the initial response in a disaster Grand Forks, ND

20 Role of the Emergency Manager
Coordinate the planning process Identify and analyze hazards Coordinate all components of the program, including fire and law enforcement services, emergency medical programs, social services, volunteers and other groups involved in emergency activities

21 Role of the Emergency Manager
Coordinate resources from all sectors before, during and after a disaster Manage activities relating to prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from a disaster Ensure that all stakeholders are aware of potential threats to the community

22 Role of Extension Staff
Emergency Operations Mitigation Planning and Projects Awareness

23 Role of Extension Staff
Support to local emergency operations plans and functional areas Damage assessment Health and medical Individual and family assistance

24 Role of Extension Staff
Damage assessment A system for assessing private and public property damage resulting from emergency or disaster situations Agricultural losses Private farm structures Agricultural industry USDA Flash Fax

25 Role of Extension Staff
Health and medical annex Support vector and pest control through education and chemical applications Provide assistance for animal health, environmental and medial response and recovery Monitor changes in food supply

26 Role of Extension Staff
Individual and family assistance Support for emergency feeding Information dissemination on disaster and emergency agricultural programs Identify rural residents in need of services

27 Role of Extension Staff
Disaster planning and projects Provide practical, research-based information and educational programs to address critical issues facing individuals, families, agricultural producers, business operators and communities

28 Role of Extension Staff
Disaster planning and projects Provide programming for county citizens in the areas of family financial management, environmental concerns, housing, health and wellness, aging, foods and nutrition, parenting, and human development

29 Role of Extension Staff
Disaster Planning and Projects Possible project areas Livestock Water quality Waste management Financial planning Mental health

30 Role of Extension Staff
Awareness Eyes and ears of rural communities Animal- and plant-borne diseases Hoof and Mouth Mad Cow (BSE) West Nile Anthrax

31 Role of Extension Staff
Contact your county emergency manager For local contact information, go to:

32 Emergency Operations Plan
The key to disaster management is an organized plan. State or County Emergency Operations Plans

33 Thank you for your time and attention.
North Dakota Division of Emergency Management, Local Emergency Management and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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