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  1. Emergency Preparedness and Response EPA Regions 9 & 10 and The Federal Network for Sustainability

  2. Objectives After this discussion, you should be able to: • Describe requirements for emergency preparedness in an EMS • Give examples of emergency preparedness programs

  3. EMS Requirements • Establish and maintain procedures to identify and respond to accidents and emergencies • Address potential environmental effects • Review and revise procedures as necessary after accidents • Conduct periodic tests of procedures

  4. Federal Facility Emergency Preparedness Programs • Fire Department • Safety Office • EPCRA Program • Local Emergency Planning Committee • HAZMAT Response

  5. Summary • An EMS must address emergency preparedness and response • Most federal facilities have mature programs in place • Potential environmental issues must be addressed

  6. Exercise 5 (a)