Presentation on theme: "Pat A. Dennen Southern Region Administrator. Fires are burning with greater intensity - sooner, they are lasting longer, with extreme fire behavior."— Presentation transcript:
Fires are burning with greater intensity - sooner, they are lasting longer, with extreme fire behavior – and with widespread impacts and destruction to property and critical infrastructure. Many deaths and injuries have occurred due to erratic and unpredictable fire behavior. Ocean levels are rising. Over 1 million people live within 3 feet of the current ocean level.
I’m not a Climatologist, or a Meteorologists, or an Ologist of any kind - for that matter. What I do know? Something has changed !
Higher Temperatures - heat related illness and disease Increased threat of drought, fires, floods Stronger storms and increased storm damage Economic losses at all levels of government and the impact to retail/wholesale and LG revenue sources Water shortages – wells and reservoirs Agricultural impacts to our food supply Habitat destruction and loss of ecosystems
What’s the first thing that always fails? Communications. Ensure you have multiple communications systems. Personnel accountability after disasters? Recall procedures? Logistical support for employees and their families after disasters? Families will be coming to City Hall.
Fuel and tires for your agency owned vehicles? Multiple sources. Generators for alternate power supplies? Portable and facility systems. How will you feed employees and their families? Consider all types of logistical support and multiple operational periods.
Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) National Incident Management System (NIMS) California Emergency Services Act California Master Mutual Aid Agreement (MMA)
Primary responsibility after personal safety – Continuity of Government. Primary and alternate locations. Damage assessment. Windshield surveys. The first contact you get from the State or Federal agencies will ask “how bad is it”? How will you handle public information? Multiple media outlets: Phones, Text, Social Media, etc.
Declaration of a local emergency. Know the process before the disaster strikes. How will you handle your special needs population? How will you handle mass care and shelter? How will you handle animal control & sheltering?
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Disaster Service Workers – Emergency Services Act Amateur Radio Clubs Disaster Corp – California Volunteers Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT) Citizens on Patrol (COPS programs)
Red Cross Salvation Army Faith Based Organizations Service Clubs, Rotary, Soroptimist, Kiwanis, etc.
California Emergency Services Act California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Small Business Administration (SBA)
Police / Sheriff Fire Agencies School Districts Public Works CalTrans CHP Hospital Staff Water / Sewer Districts Non-Profit Groups Red Cross County, city, special districts represenatives
CalEMA Website Emergency Planning Guide Vol. 1, 2 & 3 Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101 Local Guide For Emergency Proclamations Emergency Managers Guide Other information Movement of people and property Special needs and vulnerable people Animal care & shelter Post disaster volunteers 25 questions managers will be asked
► 1. What happened? ► 2. When did it happen? ► 3. Where did it happen? ► 4. What was the cause? ► 5. What population is affected? ► 6. How are they affected? ► 7. How long will they be affected? ► 8. How many dead? ► 9. How many injured? ► 10. How many missing? ► 11. What is the extent of damage? ► 12. What is the current impact on government? ► 13. How did we learn of the incident? ► 14. When did we respond? ► 15. Who is in field command? ► 16. What has been done so far? ► 17. What is the status of field response? ► 18. What is the long-term situation? ► 19. What is the short-term situation? ► 20. Has mutual aid been requested? ► 21. What are the emergency PIO requirements? ► 22. What is the short-term plan? ► 23. What is the long-term plan? ► 24. What executive actions or decisions are needed? ► 25. What is our briefing schedule?
More information can be found at the CalEMA website http://www.calema.ca.gov Pat A. Dennen CalEMA Southern Region (562) 795-2900 State Warning Center (916) 845-8911