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WYOMING. Partnerships for Emergency Planning. OVERVIEW. When and Why Who What and How Where Current Events Takeaways. In the beginning…. WHEN AND WHY. June 2006 ADD and OHS Conference Governor-appointed groups Wyoming’s take No one home… AUCD 2006 takeaways Home at last… and UTSE

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Wyoming

WYOMING

Partnerships for Emergency Planning


Overview

OVERVIEW

  • When and Why

  • Who

  • What and How

  • Where

  • Current Events

  • Takeaways


In the beginning

In the beginning…


When and why

WHEN AND WHY

  • June 2006 ADD and OHS Conference

  • Governor-appointed groups

  • Wyoming’s take

  • No one home…

  • AUCD 2006 takeaways

  • Home at last… and UTSE

  • May 2007


Wyoming

WHO

  • Spring 2006 statewide DD gathering

    • P & A, DDD, DDC and WIND (UCEDD)

  • Who should we send to this conference?

  • Intimidation of OHS, the magnitude of the problem and general attitudes of exclusion

  • Bilingual does not necessarily mean speaking with an accent…


Wyoming

  • Improve pre-disaster planning and response for people who are unable to self-evacuate (UTSE) which includes people with all types and levels of disabilities, young children and the elderly


Wyoming

  • Improve pre-disaster planning and response for people who are unable to self-evacuate (UTSE) which includes people with all types and levels of disabilities, young children and the elderly

  • Increase knowledge of existing emergency management systems among agencies providing service or support to people with disabilities


Wyoming

  • Improve pre-disaster planning and response for people who are unable to self-evacuate (UTSE) which includes people with all types and levels of disabilities, young children and the elderly

  • Increase knowledge of existing emergency management systems among agencies providing service or support to people with disabilities

  • Engage local (Wyoming or community) emergency management agencies and disability agencies in joint planning efforts to help plan for the capacity to integrate needs of people UTSE into existing emergency plans in the response and recovery phases of disasters


Wyoming

  • Improve pre-disaster planning and response for people who are unable to self-evacuate (UTSE) which includes people with all types and levels of disabilities, young children and the elderly

  • Increase knowledge of existing emergency management systems among agencies providing service or support to people with disabilities

  • Engage local (Wyoming or community) emergency management agencies and disability agencies in joint planning efforts to help plan for the

  • capacity to integrate needs of people UTSE into existing emergency plans in the response and recovery phases of disasters

  • Identify and assess locations which might be used as secondary or temporary shelters for people with disabilities; and


Wyoming

  • Improve pre-disaster planning and response for people who are unable to self-evacuate (UTSE) which includes people with all types and levels of disabilities, young children and the elderly

  • Increase knowledge of existing emergency management systems among agencies providing service or support to people with disabilities

  • Engage local (Wyoming or community) emergency management agencies and disability agencies in joint planning efforts to help plan for the capacity to integrate needs of people UTSE into existing emergency plans in the response and recovery phases of disasters

  • Identify and assess locations which might be used as secondary or temporary shelters for people with disabilities; and

  • Prepare for community town meetings targeted to people with disabilities, for information and guidance about maintaining preparedness for emergency evacuation


Do your homework

DO YOUR HOMEWORK

  • How do emergency planners divide responsibilities in your state?


Do your homework1

DO YOUR HOMEWORK

  • How do emergency planners divide responsibilities in your state?

  • What’s the significance of PWD in your state… to EM power brokers?


Do your homework2

DO YOUR HOMEWORK

  • How do emergency planners divide responsibilities in your state?

  • What’s the significance of PWD in your state… to EM power brokers?

  • How will PWD and involved entities impact EM’s ability to successfully: protect, evacuate/rescue, stage, transport, treat in the pre-hospital environment and treat in the long term?


Do your homework3

DO YOUR HOMEWORK

  • How do emergency planners divide responsibilities in your state?

  • What’s the significance of PWD in your state… to EM power brokers?

  • How will PWD and involved entities impact EM’s ability to successfully: protect, evacuate/rescue, stage, transport, treat in the pre-hospital environment and treat in the long term?

  • Where will evacuees be housed?


Do your homework4

DO YOUR HOMEWORK

  • How do emergency planners divide responsibilities in your state?

  • What’s the significance of PWD in your state… to EM power brokers?

  • How will PWD and involved entities impact EM’s ability to successfully: protect, evacuate/rescue, stage, transport, treat in the pre-hospital environment and treat in the long term?

  • Where will evacuees be housed?

  • Who will be a resource for each member/function of EM?


Remember it is all about resources

REMEMBER: It is all about resources…


You are now entering the twilight zone

You are now entering… the Twilight Zone…


Profile of first responder types

PROFILE OF FIRST RESPONDER TYPES

  • FF, LE, FEMA/EM, EMS – FF and Ambulances

  • Who’s in charge… in the lead?

  • Level of care, concern and commitment

  • High octane/AJ


Whom do we know

Whom do we know?

How do we access their world?


Access from within and not from without

Access from within and not from without…

Meet them where they live and don’t scare them…


Wyoming

  • Special Olympics

  • Toys for Tots

  • PR/PIO/Media

  • Go to the top…

    • Fire Chief

    • Police Chief

    • Emergency Management Director/Coordinator


Learn their language or find one of them who knows our language

Learn their language or find one of them who knows our language…


State stakeholders

STATE STAKEHOLDERS

  • Two-level attack: State and Local

  • Remember: Disasters occur locally

  • Disaster prompts action… by whom?

  • Identify state and local power brokers: OHS, Fire, Law Enforcement

  • Learn the alliances within their universe and govern yourselves accordingly

  • Theirs is a universe of resources. It’s all about resources and who owns them… find the title holders and you’ll find the top planning echelon


Current wyoming efforts

CURRENT WYOMING EFFORTS

  • OHS, EMS/HPP, WIND

    • WIND/EMS Contractor

    • OHS Emergency Response Cell

    • TA and Training role with OHS and WDH

  • Blended funding via creativity, innovation and need

  • Sustainment is an ongoing challenge but we have the responsibility for ongoing training and TA

    • Community Inclusion, employment support, tailor a fit within your grant structure

  • FS and EMS formal training events


Wyoming

KEYS

  • Learn their language and what’s important to them

  • IC is a facilitator of surprise and a manager of chaos. Focus on how to minimize the ICs surprise and chaos factor.

  • Be prepared to DITY… so what’s new about that?

  • Focus with the end in sight… which is to create a permanent infrastructural link between EM folk the disabilities community.


Take it to their level

TAKE IT TO THEIR LEVEL

  • Did you get the chair?

  • What meds are they on?

  • Let’s get ‘em on a backboard!!

  • Who’s going to do c-spine?

  • Who do we have who can talk with them?

  • Where can we get some chairs?

  • There’s no movement in her legs!!

  • What are we going to do with these animals?

  • What did you say his vitals are?

  • How can we be better prepared?

  • Who can help us with resources?


Remember their focus is to get people out of harm s way

REMEMBER: Their focus is to get people out of harm’s way…

… and they’re going to do that.


Takeaways

TAKEAWAYS…

  • What “insider” has experiential knowledge of the EM network (or the disabilities network) and how do you enlist their support?

  • Who cares… and why?

  • Find commonality.

  • Take them gifts and wisdom.

  • Create and maintain a vision, for where there is no vision, the people perish.


Dave schaad uw wind dschaad@uwyo edu 307 766 2095

Dave [email protected]


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