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CERT ACTIVATION REFRESHER. Brenda M. Bergeron, Esq. Municipal Chief Executive Officer. Take actions necessary to mitigate a major disaster or emergency. “Deputize” help Request Governor or DEMHS to authorize the temporary use of civil preparedness forces. Declare an emergency

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Cert activation refresher
CERT ACTIVATION REFRESHER

Brenda M. Bergeron, Esq.


Municipal chief executive officer
Municipal Chief Executive Officer

  • Take actions necessary to mitigate a major disaster or emergency.

    • “Deputize” help

  • Request Governor or DEMHS to authorize the temporary use of civil preparedness forces.

  • Declare an emergency

  • Convene situation-appropriate Unified Command

  • Appoint Local Emergency Management Director

  • Serve on Regional Emergency Planning Team

  • Review and approve the Local Emergency Operations Plan annually


Emergency management director the ceo s go to person
Emergency Management Director: the CEO’s Go-To Person

  • Responsible for local emergency preparedness; Does at the local level what DEMHS does at the state level

  • Reviews and approves annual Local Emergency Operations Plan

  • Serves on CEO’s Unified Command

  • Administer oaths, maintains roster of volunteers; requests approval of activations


Volunteer civil preparedness forces
Volunteer Civil Preparedness Forces

Examples:

  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

  • Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

  • Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT)

  • DEMHS Urban Search and Rescue Team


Cert activations
CERT Activations

  • Training appropriate for the proposed mission

  • Under the direction of a designated local official

  • Administer oath annually

  • Maintain a roster and update annually

  • When properly activated, members enjoy state liability and workers compensation protection-DO NOT SELF DISPATCH


Cert standard operating procedure
CERT Standard Operating Procedure

  • When you request activation approval, you are certifying that these members are properly trained and sworn in

  • Activate for emergencies

  • Activate for pre-planned training or large scale event

    • Lighting at every ball game vs. crowd control at annual fair

    • Submit at least 2 weeks in advance

  • Request approval through the DEMHS Regional Coordinator

  • Keep a log of who participates, when their participation begins and ends

  • Revised CERT SOP is posted on DEMHS web site


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