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Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Management Agency. An Overview of the Roles and Responsibilities of the Agency. Mission Statement

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Memphis/Shelby County

Emergency Management Agency

An Overview of the Roles and Responsibilities of the Agency


Mission Statement

To provide effective coordination of resources in the mitigation of, planning and preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies/disasters for all residents of Shelby County.


What does emergency management do
What Does Emergency Management Do?

  • EMA is responsible for:

    • Coordinating the acquisition of resources during emergencies/disasters to support local agencies/departments such as Fire, Police, EMS, Public Works etc.

    • Coordinating multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional responses in Memphis and Shelby County.

    • Providing and running the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during large emergencies/disasters.

    • Coordinating State and Federal emergency management training for Shelby County.

    • Writing, exercising and up-dating the Emergency Management Plan for Shelby County.


Types of emergencies disasters ema coordinates
Types of Emergencies/Disasters EMA Coordinates

Hazardous Materials

Incidents

  • We respond to Haz-Mat scenes to provide chemical information using books, computers or information faxed to our vehicle.

  • We coordinate the evacuation and shelter of citizens from the area.

  • We make notifications to appropriate local, state and federal authorities.


Types of emergencies disasters ema coordinates1
Types of Emergencies/Disasters EMA Coordinates

Severe Weather

Events

  • EMA is responsible for sounding the outdoor warning sirens (tornado sirens) in Memphis and most of Shelby County.

  • We alert City/County officials of impending weather events.

  • We take reports of damage (trees down, flooding, structure damage) from Police, Fire, EMS and citizens.


Types of emergencies disasters ema coordinates2
Types of Emergencies/Disasters EMA Coordinates

Severe Weather

Events

  • We perform damage assessment for areas that receive weather related damage.

  • We coordinate with TEMA and FEMA to receive disaster assistance for the affected area.

  • We coordinate the evacuation and shelter of citizens from the damaged area.


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Types of Emergencies/Disasters EMA Coordinates

Major Fires

  • We respond to major and multi-alarm fires.

  • We coordinate the evacuation and shelter of citizens from the area.

  • We coordinate the feeding of emergency workers on extended incidents.


Types of emergencies disasters ema coordinates4
Types of Emergencies/Disasters EMA Coordinates

Air Crashes

  • We respond to air crashes.

  • We activate the hospital disaster call tree for mass casualty crashes.

  • We coordinate the response between Fire, Police, NTSB, FAA, etc.


Types of emergencies disasters ema coordinates5
Types of Emergencies/Disasters EMA Coordinates

Special Rescues

  • We respond to special rescue situations.

  • We coordinate resources such as cranes, front-end loaders, and other specialized equipment that is needed.


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Types of Emergencies/Disasters EMA Coordinates

Terrorist Events

  • We coordinate the response of agencies/departments such as Fire, Police, FBI etc.

  • We coordinate the evacuation and shelter of citizens from the area.

  • We coordinate the dissemination of information to the affected families.


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Types of Emergencies/Disasters EMA Coordinates

Others

  • We coordinate special situations such as bridge inspections, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers, etc.

  • We also coordinate with FEMA when a disaster declaration has been approved for Shelby County.


Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

  • Communications Room

  • EMA is the State designated 24 Hour warning point for Shelby County.

  • War Room

  • This room serves as the coordination point for managing emergencies/disasters in Shelby County


Ema response vehicles
EMA Response Vehicles

  • 2- 800 City Trunked Radios

  • VHF Radio

  • UHF Radio

  • Low Band Radio

  • Fax Machine

  • Cell Phone

  • Satellite Phone

  • Set of Haz-Mat Books

  • Haz-Mat Level A and B entry suits

  • Haz-Mat Spill Kits

  • Radiological Monitoring Equip.

  • First Aid Equipment

  • Fire Extinguishers

  • Water Cooler


Mobile emergency operations center
Mobile Emergency Operations Center

  • 4- 800 City Trunked Radios

  • 2- VHF Radios

  • 2- UHF Radios

  • Low Band Radio

  • 2- Ham Radios

  • Fax Machine

  • 13- Cell Phones

  • A complete set of office supplies, forms and check lists. Anything that you would need to run an office.


Ema personnel

Secretary Linda Benson

6 Emergency Technicians

Cheryl Ballard

Natarsha Brady

Keith Butler

Misty French

Charles Stewart

Tommy Thompson

Director Claude Talford

Manager of Operations Mike Priola

Planning Officer Randall Roby

Exercise Officer Sammy Crews

Training Officer Wendy Cantrell

EMA Personnel


The plan
The Plan

  • Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Management Plan

  • Designed using the Emergency Support Function concept

  • Mirrors the State Plan which mirrors the Federal Plan


The plan1
The Plan

  • 16 Emergency Support Functions

    • ESF-1 – Transportation

    • ESF-2 – Communications/Warning

    • ESF-3 – Infrastructure

    • ESF-4 – Firefighting

    • ESF-5 – Information/Planning

    • ESF-6 – Shelter/Mass Care/Human Needs

    • ESF-7 – Resource Management

    • ESF-8 – Health/Medical


The plan2
The Plan

  • 16 Emergency Support Functions

    • ESF-9 – Urban Search and Rescue

    • ESF-10 – Hazardous Materials

    • ESF-11 – Food

    • ESF-12 – Energy

    • ESF-13 – Law Enforcement

    • ESF-14 – Donations/Volunteers

    • ESF-15 – Recovery

    • ESF-16 – Animals in Disaster


The plan3
The Plan

  • CONCEPT Based

    • Plan includes general guidelines

    • Depends on personnel being able to use the plan to guide decisions

    • Designed to be flexible enough to handle any disaster

  • Updated every two years

  • Completely rewritten every four years


Www mscema org

Questions?

www.mscema.org


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