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  1. 2007 Wildfires UNIFIED COMMAND BRIEFING May 19, 2007

  2. Silence All Phones and Pagers Please move conversations into ESF rooms and busy out all phones. Thanks for your cooperation.

  3. Fire Medical Stress Severe Weather Parking Safety Briefing

  4. SEOCLEVEL112 Hour Operations

  5. EOC Staffing • STATE COORDINATING OFFICER – Craig Fugate • SERT CHIEF – David Halstead • OPERATIONS CHIEF – Leo Lachat • PLANS CHIEF – Capt Jeffrey Hancock • LOGISTICS CHIEF – Chuck Hagan • FINANCE & ADMIN CHIEF – Cherie Trainor • PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER – Mike Stone • RECOVERY – Marcia Chiricos

  6. Coordinating Officers Craig Fugate State Coordinating Officer Jesse Munoz Federal Coordinating Officer Up Next – SERT Chief

  7. SERT Chief David Halstead Up Next – FEMA

  8. FEMA Jesse Munoz (ERT-A TEAM LEADER)

  9. FEMA • ERT-A (Light) to stand down close of business May 18 • MEOV to stand down May 18 • No significant issues

  10. FEMA • FMAGS: • 2684-FM-FL Big Pine (Polk) • 2687-FM-FL Deland Complex • (Lake, Flagler, Volusia and Seminole) • 2689-FM-FL Suwannee Complex • (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee and Union) • 2690-FM-FL Black Creek/South (Walton) • 2692-FM-FL Caloosahatchee Complex (Collier and Lee) Up Next – Meteorology

  11. Meteorology Amy Frank

  12. Today and Tonight

  13. Saturday Warnings, Watches and Advisories Red Flag Warning Fire Weather Watch Lake Wind Advisory

  14. Forecast Wind Speed and Direction Forecast Wind Gusts

  15. Thursday

  16. Forecast Rainfall through 8 AM Sun

  17. Panhandle & North Florida Dry, Windy Smoke moves west and southwest Central and South Florida Clouds will keep temps down, humidity up Windy Rain (South FL)

  18. Division of Forestry Matt Weinell Up Next – Planning Up Next – Operations Up Next – Planning

  19. Plans Capt Jeffrey Hancock Up Next – Operations

  20. Plans • Planning Assumptions • Fire related surge on hospital & pre-hospital systems will increase • Wildfires in SE US are limiting available mutual aid resources for suppression activities in Florida • Northeast winds 10-25 MPH, with gusts to 30 MPH; Chance of lighting induced wildfires in South Florida; Red Flag Warnings are in effect for North Florida • Frequent road closures on various roads in impacted area, including I-10/I-75; more road closures expected • Driving conditions remain dangerous in the effected areas; driving conditions can change rapidly. • Increased threat to residential area South and Southeast of the Bugaboo fire • Effects of drought may potentially impact fire suppression

  21. Plans • County Activations • Partial: • Columbia • Hamilton • Suwannee

  22. Plans • Roadway Closures • (Per DOT, FHP and County Situation Reports) • Columbia County: US-441 from I-10 to SR-6 • Open but Subject to Closure: I-75 from GA/FL Border to Lake City I-10 from Live Oak to Sanderson

  23. Plans • Evacuations: • Columbia County: Mandatory SR 441 east side North of I-10, west Side North of CR-246 (Lassie Black St.) to FL/GA line. 180 homes with est. 750 residents Shelters: • Columbia County: 1 Shelter (2 Occupants)

  24. Operations Leo Lachat Doug Sams-FEMA Up Next – Operations Support

  25. Operations Support Up Next – Emergency Services

  26. Emergency Services Up Next – Human Services

  27. Emergency Services • Current Issues • Tracking deployed resources • Continue to provide health & safety messages • Monitor potential surge to medical system • Monitor road closures • Unmet Needs • None • Future Operations. • Continue to fill resource requests • Demobilize and/or rotate resources • Support evacuation efforts • Continue to monitor complex fires and individual fires throughout state • Support hospital & pre-hospital surge in areas of operations, as needed Up Next – Human Services

  28. Human Services Up Next – Infrastructure

  29. Human Services • Current Situation • American Red Cross supporting responders in the areas of operation with feeding and hydration • Total assistance provided to date • Emergency Response Vehicles: 11 (currently 2) • Cumulative meals served: 6,859 • Hydration/Snacks: 12,917 • Shelter Operations • 1 Shelter OPEN in Columbia County (2) • 2 Shelters on Standby for Hamilton • VFW SR6 in Hamilton • Coliseum in Suwannee • Continue to monitor the shelter operations

  30. Human Services • Current Situation • Monitoring Volunteer Agency Activities • Provided Forestry locations to direct 2 inquiriesforunsolicitedvolunteer services • Future Operations • Provide a state wide list of volunteer reception centers to direct volunteers inquiries • Collect data on Volunteer Teams available for smoke clean up (ESF 15) • Continue to monitor for possible Equine evacuation (ESF17) • Monitor the situation and maintain response levels as appropriate Up Next – Infrastructure

  31. Infrastructure Up Next – Logistics

  32. Infrastructure ESF – 1 & 3 Transportation • Current Operations • Traffic counters activated • VMB’s & MOT equipment deployed for detours & road closures • Prepared for potential evacuation needs • Future Operations • Monitoring FDOT resources, equipment & personnel to support FDOF & FHP • Providing additional road closure & detour advisory signage to FHP and ESF 16

  33. Infrastructure ESF – 2 Communications • Current Operations • All 3 EDICS/EDWARDS combo units demobilized (various missions) • Mutual Aid TAC3 Channel added to Columbia Co SLERS tower & operational (#162) • Have temporary FCC license to install Mutal Aid MA-FLA channel repeater at Columbia Co 300’ tower • Nextel Bi-directional amp operational at Easley

  34. Infrastructure ESF – 12 Power • Current Operations • Monitor reports of fires on power systems • No threats to grid at this time

  35. Infrastructure ESF – 12 Fuel • Current Operations • On scene 9,000 gallon 75:25 diesel/mogas split fuel tender in Columbia County Fire Fighter’s staging area. To be demobilized Sunday 5/20/07. (# 161) • 25 others available within 12 Hrs • 8 – 1,500 gal to 4,000 gal fuel tenders available • 17 – 9,000 gal fuel tenders available (for gas & diesel) Up Next – Logistics

  36. Logistics Up Next – EMAC Mutual Aid

  37. EMAC Mutual Aid Up Next – Finance & Administration

  38. Finance & Administration Up Next – Public Information

  39. Public Information Up Next – Recovery Up Next – Recovery

  40. Recovery Up Next – SERT Chief

  41. RECOVERY • Current Issues • Three CR Teams on standby • Twelve DRC Managers on standby • Four housing staff deployed as SERT Liaisons • One Housing staff deployed as part of IMT • Future Operations • Continue to track Housing, Business & PA eligible damages to justify requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration • Continue development of an operational plan to provide recovery assistance without a Presidential Declaration • Continue preparation for Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAGP) VTC briefing with County EMs for (tentatively) May 23

  42. SERT Chief David Halstead

  43. Next Briefing May 20 1030 Hrs Branch Briefing