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Poweshiek County Emergency Management Agency. Historic Precedence for the Emergency Management Coordinator Noah was the original EMC. Emergency Management Mission.

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poweshiek county emergency management agency

Poweshiek County Emergency Management Agency

Historic Precedence for the

Emergency Management Coordinator

Noah was the original EMC

emergency management mission
Emergency Management Mission

To maximize survival and preservation of life, property, and the environment in the event of any natural or human-caused disaster, or major accident affecting any city or rural area by making the best utilization of available personnel, equipment, facilities and supplies or other resources.

(precise wording may vary by county)

emergency management objectives
Emergency ManagementObjectives
  • Promote a strong organization structure through which local government, business, industry and private citizens can best prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against all types of hazards, including terrorism as a part of homeland security.
  • Assist local governments, business, industry, and private citizens to establish and maintain an effective program of emergency management.
the emergency management coordinator is
The Emergency Management Coordinator is ……
  • A vital ingredient in development of an effective comprehensive Emergency Management System
  • Serves the jurisdiction as the “cement” that holds together all the parts of the integrated emergency management system.
  • Key leader in the planning process
  • Serves as “Chief Advisor” to Elected Officials in an emergency or disaster response
  • A “coordinator” of emergency operations
  • Supporter of mitigation efforts in the jurisdiction
legal authority
Legal Authority
  • Required by Iowa Code
  • Governed by an Emergency Management Commission as per Iowa Code – Chapter 29C.9
  • The Commission

1 Board of Supervisors (or designee)

1 Sheriff (or designee)

1 Mayor from each City within the County

(or designee)

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TORNADO

FLOOD

FLASH FLOOD

DROUGHT

EXTREME HEAT

EXTREME COLD

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

CIVIL DISORDERS

RADIOLOGICAL INCIDENT

MAJOR FIRE

POWER OUTAGE

ENERGY/FUEL SHORTAGE

WINTER STORMS (ICE, SNOW)

AIR CRASH

BOMB THREAT

ENEMY ATTACK

CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL WARFARE

HIGHWAY TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS

RAILWAY TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS

WATER SUPPLY CONTAMINATION

WILD FIRE

EARTHQUAKE

DAM FAILURES

LOSS OF WATER SUPPLY

THUNDER STORMS

MUDSLIDE/AVALANCHE/LANDSLIDE

TERRORISM

How many of these “EMERGENCIES” can occur in your County?Emergencies may be defined as any event which threatens to, or actually does, inflict damage to property or people.

mitigation
Mitigation

USING THE FOLLOWING:

  • Flood Zone Development
  • Current Building Codes
  • Land Management
  • Zoning Ordinances
  • Dams / Levees
  • Hazardous Materials Identification
  • Historical Events
  • Terrorism / Homeland Security Intel
  • Hazard Analysis / Risk Assessment
preparedness
Preparedness

Pre-planning

Research / Assessment

Resource Management

Public Education

Training

Exercise

Coordination

Terrorism

Homeland Security

response emergency operations center incident command on scene
ResponseEmergency Operations Center / Incident Command (on scene)
  • PUBLIC OFFICIALS
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT
  • FIRE SERVICE
  • HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
  • EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE
  • PUBLIC WORKS
  • UTILITIES
  • HUMAN SERVICE
  • RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
  • TERRORISM
  • MEDIA
recovery
Recovery
  • DISASTER ASSESSMENT
  • INSURANCE
  • LOANS
  • GRANTS
  • UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
  • RESTORATION ANALYSIS
  • PREVENTION MEASURES
emergency management coordinators may function as
Emergency Management Coordinators may function as:
  • DETECTIVE 
  • DIPLOMAT 
  • COORDINATOR
  • REACTIONARY
  • MITIGATOR 
  • TEACHER
  • ADMINISTRATOR 
  • STUDENT
what is at risk without an adequate emergency management program
What is at risk without an adequate emergency management program?
  • Funding

* Emergency Management Program Grant (EMPG)

* Homeland Security Grants

* Iowa Mutual Aid Compact (IMAC)

* Public Assistance

Elected Official’s Responsibility:

Including: Liability and Public Opinion

elected officials responsibility liability public opinion
Elected OfficialsResponsibility / Liability / Public Opinion

"No higher duty can devolve upon the city authorities than that of protecting the property, health, and lives of the people; this is their permanent duty - a duty which cannot be evaded, nor can their right to do so be lost by neglect or bartered away."

City vs Mitchell

121.S.E. 165 (1924):

The first court case involving flood plain regulations.