Alabama Disaster Response 2013 TypeCases Explosion17 MOTEL/HOTEL14 OTHER (INDUSTRIAL)2 Multi-family Fire451 Single Family Fire1822 TOTAL CLIENTS ASSISTED7086
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Design Principles Clients Our services span the entire disaster cycle, are predictable and repeatable and are applied consistently across the country. The community knows what to expect. Services and programs should be designed based first on the needs and expectations of clients and community consistent with the mission, and then on those of key stakeholders Be a facilitative leader across the disaster cycle: the Red Cross will align with government and work to enable the entire community to participate in all phases of the disaster cycle by shifting from being not only a provider of direct services but also a facilitative leader. A single integrated approach to building personal and community resilience encompasses services delivered through a single comprehensive disaster management process (whole cycle) which integrates and unifies programs and activities across the entire enterprise. An organization and culture that continually innovates in response to client and constituent needs. The speed and accessibility of our services enable a response that meets the urgent needs of the clients.
Design Principles Volunteers & Employees Design programs and work efforts around the features of a primarily volunteer workforce. This is a mind-shift from an organization that used to look at volunteers as an adjunct workforce, to a model where volunteers are encompassed and integrated as part of (and not an extension of) the workforce. Systems/processes need to be designed to include a mechanism that ensures the employee and volunteer executing them are appropriately trained, skilled and supported by the organization. Effective stewardship of time, talent and dollars. Systems & Processes One operating model (a collection of tools and processes) that scales from a single, local event to multiple very large disasters. Design a system that preserves and builds on existing local commitments, capabilities and relationships. Ensure effective and efficient decision making at the lowest possible operational level. Need to be able to measure impact. Systems/processes and technologies need to operate both during steady-state as well as major response periods. Leverage technology for efficient service delivery.
Disaster Reengineering Puts more decision-making power in the hands of our front-line disaster workers Makes greater use of local volunteers in disasters Builds more resilient communities Establishes metrics to assess our delivery of high-quality service
Disaster Cycle Process Overview The Core Processes Customer facing, interdependent and a seamless continuum of services in the eyes of our customers and key stakeholders. Services: The information and tools we provide our communities as they prepare, The urgent services they depend on in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, The critical resources individuals and families need as they face an uncertain recovery.
Disaster Cycle Process Overview The Pillar Processes Critical processes that provide support that enable our core processes to be executed successfully. Each is essential to our work and represents not only a means, but the criteria by which we measure success. The pillar processes are the foundation upon which our service delivery is based.
What’s Different? The new model incorporating reengineering will establish an on going mechanism that “Changes the Way We Change” A new way of operating based on focus on clients and stakeholders first, process second, and structure third How we look at, evaluate and prioritize the things we do, and will do, to move the organization continuously toward our vision The design supports our commitment to placing authority and informed decision making capability to the operations leadership and the skilled and trained client-facing workers. Redefines the primary role of NHQ as rules, tools, and support to field operations. Creates a more nimble structure, aligned with government and tied closely to our communities
Reengineering Accomplishments Establishment of project management Establishment of governance structure Divisional structure in place Regional implementation nearly complete Successful operations managed during change
National Headquarters Supports work of field Develops prepare, respond and recover protocols and tools Provides input to emergency management leadership Mobilizes materials & staff for disasters of national scale