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  1. The Role of the Emergency Manager Joann OzbunGrant County Emergency Manager701-622-3944jmo@westriv.com

  2. The Role of the Emergency Manager • Has day-to-day responsibilities for emergency management programs and activities • Coordinate resources from all sectors before, during, and after and emergency. • Manage activities in all four phases of emergency management

  3. Four Phases of Emergency Management

  4. The Role of the Emergency Manager • Aware of potential threats to the community • Participate in mitigation and prevention activities • Plan for emergencies • Operate effectively in emergency situations • Conduct effective recovery operations after a disaster

  5. The Role of the Emergency Manager • Coordinate all components of the emergency management system, including: • Fire and law enforcement services • Emergency medical programs • Public works • Volunteer and voluntary organizations • Other groups involved in emergency activities

  6. Other Responsibilities • Coordinate the planning process, • Advise and inform the chief elected officials, • Identify and analyze the potential effects of hazards, • Take inventory of resources, • Identify resource deficiencies and correct them,

  7. Other Responsibilities • Public awareness and education programs, • Establish a system to alert officials and the public, • Establish and maintain networks • Review current plans in place and make improvements

  8. Grant County Emergency Manager

  9. How can you get involved in Emergency Management? • Prepare your family for emergencies by creating a Family Disaster Plan • Teach your children what to do in an emergency • Educate yourself through public information campaigns • Become a Skywarn Weather Spotter

  10. Your Family Disaster Plan • Ask what types of disasters are most likely to happen. • Learn about your community’s warning signals: what they sound like and what you should do when you hear them. • Create a Disaster Plan and practice it. • Create a Disaster Supply Kit. • Complete a Preparedness Checklist. • Learn what to do in an Evacuation. • Know what to do if a disaster strikes.

  11. Severe Winter Weather Awareness Campaign What to Listen For… WINTER STORM WATCH: Severe winter conditions, such as heavy snow and/or ice, are possible withint he next day or two. Prepare now! WINTER STORM WARNING: Severe winter conditions have begun or are about to begin in your area. Stay indoors! BLIZZARD WARNING: Snow and strong winds will combine to produce a blinding snow (near zero visibility), deep drifts, and life-threatening wind chill. Seek refuge immediately! WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. If caution is exercised, these situations should not become life-threatening. The greatest hazard is often to motorists. FROST/FREEZE WARNING: Below freezing temperatures are expected and may cause significant damage to plants, crops, or fruit trees. In areas unaccustomed to freezing temperatures, people who have homes without heat need to take added precautions.

  12. Skywarn Weather Spotter • Identify and Report Severe Weather • Help prevent damage by alerting officials to issue warnings to protect the public

  13. For more information on Emergency Management, how to create a Family Disaster Plan, or to get involved in as a Skywarn Weather Spotter, Contact: Grant County Emergency Management701-622-3944