Preparing Texas Today. Texas Preparedness Workshop November 16-17, 2005 Austin, Texas A Texas Community Partnership. ...for Tomorrow’s Challenges. Governor’s Division of Emergency Management Office of the Governor. Agenda. Purpose Levels of Planning Base Requirements Responsibilities
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Preparing Texas Today... Texas Preparedness Workshop November 16-17, 2005 Austin, Texas A Texas Community Partnership ...for Tomorrow’s Challenges Governor’s Division of Emergency Management Office of the Governor
Agenda • Purpose • Levels of Planning • Base Requirements • Responsibilities • Key Dates/Events • Questions/Discussion
Preparing Texas Today... Texas Preparedness Strategy “A Single Focus” A Texas Community Partnership ...for Tomorrow’s Challenges Governor’s Division of Emergency Management Office of the Governor
Purpose To develop a fully synchronized preparedness program that has a “Single Focus”. And “Unity of Effort” that fully supports the Governor’s Strategic Plan 2005-2010. Preparedness is defined as all programs that provide funding to Texas for Planning, Organization, Training, Exercises and Equipment. Total Focused Effort: • Near / Mid / Long Term • Economy and Efficiency of Resources • Doctrinal Adherence • Joint Integration of Local, State, Federal and Private Capabilities and Capacities.
State of Texas Preparedness Objectives Plan:Enhance operational plans, procedures, and implementing documents that support Prevention, Protection, Response and Recovery.
State of Texas Preparedness Objectives Organize:Enhance organizations which are structured to most efficiently and effectively Prevent, Protect Respond and Recover.
State of Texas Preparedness Objectives Equip:Identify necessary equipment and technological resources required.Decide-Order-Ship-Receive-Use
State of Texas Preparedness Objectives Train:Develop and deliver highly focused training to private, local, state and federal responders in an expedited and integrated effort .
State of Texas Preparedness Objectives Exercise:Develop and conduct exercises that FOCUS ON existing plans and procedures for the Prevention, Protection, Response and Recovery from of a terrorism incident involving a WMD with the outcome of enhancing those plans and procedures and understanding how organizations contribute to the prevention of the incident.
“HOW” Combine the efforts of the SAA, ODP, and SAA CDC. • Joint Language Grant Guidance • Joint Program Execution • Joint Publication of Guidance Develop Regional Response Plans • Focused on direction and control, Regional Unified Command, Interoperable Communications and Mutual Aid • Focused on all Capabilities and Capacities of the Region
“HOW” continued Develop five year preparedness plan: • Quarterly Scheduling Workshops • Include all Major Players: • COG’s • State Agencies • Federal Agencies • Transit Authorities • Port’s • UASIC’s • Hospital’s • MMRS • Schools (ISD) • VOAD • Mass Care
Preparing Texas Today... Levels of Planning ...for Tomorrow’s Challenges Governor’s Division of Emergency Management Office of the Governor
LEVELS OF PLANNING Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan Part I Rick Perry Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan Objectives & Outcomes Part II Rick Perry Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan State of Texas Emergency Management Plan Part II Rick Perry, Governor Nov. 1, 2005 Regional City County Mayor County Judge
Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan (Part I) The Vision Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan Part I Rick Perry • Provides Governor’s Intent • Leadership • Organization • Establishes Three Attainable Goals • Prevent terrorist attack within Texas. • Protect by reducing vulnerability to Terrorism • Prepare to respond and recover • Defines Four Critical Task • Intelligence and Warning • Protecting Critical Infrastructure • Emergency Preparedness and Response • Border Security
Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan (Part II) State of Texas Emergency Management Plan Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan State of Texas Emergency Management Plan Part II Rick Perry • The State Operational Plan • Addresses all phases of emergency management • operations, response &recovery • Addresses all hazards • Plans for comprehensive use of resources • Uses a functional approach • Provides for coordinated information management • Provides for graduated problem solving • Plans for catastrophic disaster operations
Preparing Texas Today... Base Requirements for Regional Response Plans ...for Tomorrow’s Challenges Governor’s Division of Emergency Management Office of the Governor
Base Requirements Regional Response Plans will be all inclusive and support the State Strategic Plan • Use TRRN as base tool to identify resources. • Identify procedures to establish a Regional Unified Command (RAU) • Incorporate all other Regional Planning efforts (SNS, Communications, Mutual Aid, Hospital Regions, Fusion Centers) • Will not replace local jurisdiction plans • Will not replace DDC Authorities and Responsibilities • Continuity of Government Task: Develop a Template: Done
Preparing Texas Today... Base Requirements for Training & Exercises ...for Tomorrow’s Challenges Governor’s Division of Emergency Management Office of the Governor
Base Requirements • Training and Exercise Objectives will support State Strategic Plan • MMRS • CERT • BT Regional • Basic Level of Preparedness • National Incident Management System (NIMS) • Interoperable Communications • Mutual Aid Agreements • Homeland Security Information Network-Critical Infrastructure (HSIN-CI) • National Weather Service (NWS) Regional Office
Base Requirements • Texas Regional Response Network (TRRN) • 6th Civil Support Team (6 CST) • Supporting Bio-Lab • Shelter/Mass Care • Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) • Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) • All Disciplines & Organizations (LE, Fire, EMS, VOAD, ISD) • All Hazard Primary & Secondary Event • TCLEOSE Certified • Coastal: USCG & GLO
Preparing Texas Today... Responsibilities ...for Tomorrow’s Challenges Governor’s Division of Emergency Management Office of the Governor
Responsibilities • Governor’s Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) in coordination with Department of State Health Services. • Provide overall management and coordination • Publish implementing guidance • Councils of Government (COG) • Represent local jurisdictions • Coordinate immediate implementation of TRRN • Coordinate Regional Response Plan Development. Complete no later than May 1, 2006. • Complete Implementation Plan for Governor’s Strategic Plan no later than Jan. 17, 2006
Responsibilities • National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) • Under the direction of GDEM be the single agency responsible for Standardization of Training Exercise Design & Execution for all exercises funded by or through State Agencies and Organizations in Texas • State Agencies • Coordinate all NIMS requirements by inter-agency contract with Texas Forest Service (TFS) • Coordinate all Exercise Design & Execution by inter-agency contract with National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) • Complete Implementation Plan for Governor’s Strategic Plan no later than Jan. 17, 2006 • FEMA Region VI (DHS) • Coordinate all Federal Agency sponsored/funded exercises with GDEM • Participate as a full partner in all Planning and Coordination
Preparing Texas Today... Key Dates/Events ...for Tomorrow’s Challenges Governor’s Division of Emergency Management Office of the Governor
Key Dates/Events To Be Coordinated: Implementation Plans: Jan. 17, 2006 : Completed Regional Response Plans: Feb. 15: First Draft Completed Apr. 1: Final Draft Completed May 1: Approved June: 1st Regional Exercise Major Capstone Exercises: SNS Transit Authority : Embedded Port : Embedded Fusion : Embedded May 1-5, 2006: State-wide Evacuation Exercise Major Conferencing Dates May 22-24, 2006 : State Hurricane Conference – Beaumont Nov. 13-17, 2006: State Homeland Security Conference - TBD