State Operations Center The State Operations Center (SOC) is a multi agency coordination center (MACC) used by federal, state, local , volunteer and private agencies to respond to disasters or emergencies that require a coordinated state response, as well as the State’s 24 hour warning point.
State Operations Center • 24 Hour State Warning Point (SWP) • Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) • Responsive to All Hazards • Managed Using ESF Concept • Staffed by GEMA Employees & State/Volunteer Agency Personnel • Activates Incrementally
SOC Operational Schedule • Operational Periods (7 – 7 x 2) • Critical Activities • Resource Support • Requests for Assistance • Operational Planning • Shift Change Briefings (0700 & 1900) • Objectives Meeting (0800 & 2000) • Logistics Call with Counties (0900) • Command & Staff (0930 & 2130) • NWS Conference Call (1100 & 1700) • County Conference Call (1130) • Planning Meeting (1600 & 0400) • IAP Review / Approval (1830 & 0630)
State of Emergency • An emergency or disaster beyond the capabilities of local resources • Ordered by the Governor • Activates the State Operations Center and implements the Georgia Emergency Operations Plan • State resources available to help the citizens of Georgia • Local state of emergency already declared
Federal Declaration • An emergency or disaster beyond the capability of local and state resources • Requested by the Governor • Declared by the President • Activates the Federal Emergency Response Plan • Federal resources available to help the citizens of Georgia
Contact Information • Clint Perkins (SOC Chief) (404) 635-4207 • Lamar McEwen (Ops Spt) 7223 • Wayne Smith (ESF 2) 4208 • Bobby Dockery (SWP) 7211 • Dick Stokes (ESF 7) 7521 • Matt Webb (MCV / EMnet) 7221 • First Name.Last Name @ gema.ga.gov • 1-800-TRY-GEMA
Operations Support • POC: Lamar McEwen • Requests for Assistance • SOC Readiness • Interface with Primary / Alt Agency Coordinators • E-Team Training
Requests For Assistance • What happens when you call GEMA and request state assistance? • GEMA State Warning Point takes the report or Action Officer during activation • Forward the information to Operations or the on-call duty officer after normal business hours or to the Operations Chief during activation. • GEMA staff will contact state agencies (ESF) on your behalf. • GEMA or applicable ESF will work with you to fulfill request. • What do we request of you? • Keep us informed of the progress of your emergency • Let us know when the incident is completed or when state resources are no longer needed.
What Should I Report to GEMA? • Injuries • Fatalities • Damage • Evacuations • Assistance • Sheltering
Post Incident Report • Critical for Statewide Situational Awareness • Initial notification may be verbal (Spot Report) • Post Incident Report submitted as Preliminary Damage Assessment begins • Daily Updates 6 AM and 6 PM (as conditions warrant) • FAX or email directly to GEMA (404-635-7205 / firstname.lastname@example.org) • Data utilized to support requests for Governor’s SOE and Presidential Declaration.
Fire Services • POC: Ronnie Register • ESF 9 (Search and Rescue) Lead • GSAR Team(s) Implementation • Incident Mgmt Team(s) Implementation • GAFC / GMAG • Statewide Fire Coordination
Georgia Search & Rescue (GSAR) • Created as a result of the 9-11 attacks and the need for trained urban search & rescue teams • Designed to complement FEMA USAR Teams • Eight teams in Georgia • 3 each Type II teams - minimum of 150 personnel • 5 each Type III teams - minimum of 75 personnel
Georgia Search & Rescue (GSAR) • Taskforce 1 – Gainesville (Type III) • Taskforce 2 – Valdosta (Type III) • Taskforce 3 – Augusta (Type III) • Taskforce 4 – Macon / Warner Robins (Type II) • Taskforce 4a – Columbus (Type III) • Taskforce 5 – Camden / Savannah (Type II) • Taskforce 6 – Calhoun (Type III) • Taskforce 7 – Metro Atlanta area (Type II) • All of the Taskforces will respond upon request unless situation at home dictates otherwise
Georgia Search & Rescue (GSAR) Review • NIMS compliant • Can operate for 12-24 hour operational period • Can be self sufficient up to 72 hours • Conduct safe and effective search and rescue operations at structural incidents involving the collapse or failure of heavy wall construction • Conduct High Angle Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Trench Excavation Rescue, and assist with Wilderness Search and Water Rescue
Georgia Type III IMT • State Level Resource • Intended to SUPPORT incident management at incidents that extend beyond one operational period • Multi-jurisdictional • Trained and Certified • Two teams at present (Metro & North GA)
Two types of deployments • Locally initiated – Mutual aid (vast majority) • State initiated – Governor’s State of Emergency and Federal declarations
Logistics Program (ESF 7) • POC: Dick Stokes • Logistics Staging Area • Contingency Contracts • POD Planning • Critical Facility / Emergency Power Planning • EMAC
OUR MISSIONTo Plan, Coordinate, Execute and Manage a comprehensive logistics operation within the state to support disaster preparation, response and recovery. OUR CUSTOMER The County EMA Director
THE LOGISTICS RESPONSE • Currently, the State does not stockpile emergency meals, bottled water, ice, tarps or other initial response resources (IRR). • During Normal Operations - Logistical response is limited to those tasks that are the normal responsibility and activity of a state agency. • Governor’s State of Emergency - defines the use of state personnel, equipment, material and funds for the response. It may also impose constraints. • Federal Declaration - will normally determine if the state can rent, lease, purchase or contract for emergency services or supplies or ask FEMA or other federal agencies for assistance.
The County EMA Director identifies a need that can not be filled by county asset, county purchasing or leasing action, established mutual aid agreement or other local means. RESOURCE REQUEST PROCESS • The Director or his/her representative contacts the GEMA SOC by calling 1-800-TRY-GEMA (876-4362) HOW THE PROCESS WORKS • The request is forwarded to the appropriate ESF where depending on the current level of declaration will make every attempt to fill the request. ESF should notify you of status – filled or unfilled.
THE LOGISTICAL PIPELINE • The anticipated response time in the logistical system is 25% delivery on day one, 50% for day two and 100% by day three. • It takes 72 hours to load the logistical pipeline. • PODS will serve as the distribution point during a disaster. • Counties plan and run PODs to include staffing and equipping. • One POD lane should accommodate 5,000 people daily. • POD locations should be on record with GEMA Logistics. • GEMA delivers to the desired location specified by the county.
THINK TRUCKLOADS • A 53’ foot trailer of water or ice will supply 5,000 people per day. • A 53’ foot trailer of meals will supply 5,000 people for two days. • PODs will be re-supplied at night. • All trailers have to be unloaded upon arrival at the POD. • Refrigerated trailers are not provided. • Pallet of Ice melt factor @ 90 degrees = 2 days.
TEMPORARY EMERGENCY POWER – WHAT TO EXPECT • Generators will go to critical facilities assisting in saving lives, prevent human suffering and house the workplace of first responders. • The county must assess all power outages and prioritize a single county request. Facility must be capable of receiving power, not damaged by the disaster. • 12-24 hour planning time should be expected from request to receipt of generator if pre-planned. • Why pre-plan? Federal generator packages are normally pre-set for sizes, currently 15KW to 800 KW. Packages will only be tailored if different requirements are known.
IS YOUR COUNTY READY? • The Best: Have pre-event installed and maintained generators for all critical facilities. • Better: Complete a facility assessment done by a reliable source identifying the power requirements for the facility and forward the assessment to GEMA for inclusion in the state database which is transmitted to USACE.
OR • Minimum Acceptable Level. Have critical facilities in the GEMA state database with no specific electrical information provided.
IF THIS HAPPENS Hurricane Rita (2005) compared to Georgia
SOC ATLANTA SA BASE CAMP FORSYTH STATE AVIATION LSA/GSA DISASTER RESPONSE FOOTPRINT GSAR TFs GSAR TFs ERB SA RE-ENTRY TFs RE-ENTRY TFs SA CAMP CAMP DISASTER AREA ASOC ASOC POD POD POD POD CO EOC CO EOC POD POD POD Command & Control Coordination
RESOURCE REQUESTSWHEN SOC IS ACTIVATED COUNTY EMA DIRECTOR CALLS SOC ESF 1-15 SOC ACTION OFFICER TAKES CALL & COMPLETES E-TEAM RESOURCE REQUEST DONATION OR GEMA FC CALLS SOC ON BEHALF OF COUNTY EMA DIRECTOR SOC GENERAL STAFF REVIEWS RESOURCE REQUEST VOAD MUTUAL AID OR PURCHASE GEMA FC PREPARES E-TEAM RESOURCE REQUEST VIA INTERNET CONTRACT FEMA
POD Commodity Procedures • Orders placed using a daily conference call. • GEMA Logistics supplies format in advance. • Times will be coordinated to allow for delivery prior to 0700 hours the next day. • Orders are placed by the truckload.
ESF #7 OPERATIONS SECTION ESTABLISHED INCREMENTALLY AS DICTATED BY THE EVENT • UNIFIED LOGISTICS SECTION • MATERIAL MANAGEMENT UNIT • FACILITIES MANAGEMENT UNIT • MOVEMENT CONTROL UNIT • MUTUAL AID UNIT • PURCHASING & CONTRACTING UNIT • LSA BRANCH • CAMP & STAGING AREA BRANCH
MATERIALS MANAGEMENT UNIT • Run by Georgia Forestry and Ga Department of Defense • Manages the LSA and serves as the primary point of contact for POD operations with counties and communicates county requirements to the LSA. • Forecasts, orders, receives, stores and distributes commodities. • Bottle Water • Ice • Meals • Tarps • Other items
Purchasing & Contracting Unit • Run by the Department of Administrative Services • Reviews all resource request for goods and services requiring emergency purchase. • Execute contracts required to support state emergency response operations (Water & Ice). • Works with vendors to include receiving and processing invoices for payment. • Provides status on request for goods andservices.
MOVEMENT CONTROL UNIT • Run by the Ga Department of Defense and the Technical College System of Georgia • Responsible for coordinating the movement of shipments from the PODs. • Responsible for FEMA shipments that support the event. • Controls the movement of mutual aid resources.
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT UNIT • Run by GEMA, Georgia Forestry and State Properties Commission. • Coordinates emergency power for critical facilities. • Establishes and monitors the operation of temporary logistics facilities in the field.
MUTUAL AID UNIT • Run by GEMA, Ga DOD and EMAC “A” team. • Coordinates and manages mutual aid. • Manages the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC).
WHAT IS EMAC? • National mutual aid compact/partnership between all 50 states and territories that facilitates the sharing of resources. • Handles many issues such as liability of personnel, licenses, certificates and other permits to perform certain task and reimbursement. • A Governor’s State of Emergency must be declared before EMAC can be implemented. • All resources are coordinated state to state. • Never – Never self deploy.
FROM HOME PAGE: Go To: Field Operations Select: EM Director’s Login Select: Logistics
FROM HOME PAGE: Go To: Field Operations Select: EM Director’s Login Select: Logistics
GEMA LOGISTICS POC Richard (Dick) Stokes (404) 635-7521 richard.stokes @ gema.ga.gov
Communications (ESF 2) • POC: Wayne Smith • State Warning Point • EAS • Notifications • Disaster Communications Planning • Statewide emergency 9-1-1 system • GEMA MCVs
Communicating with GEMA SWP • 1-800-TRY-GEMA or 404-635-4200 • SouthernLINC – 1*11*4362 • D/A Page – Used to provide routine and supplemental information to local EMA staff • SMS Text or E-mail • Incident Specific Tabs (manual entry) • EMWINS (automatic feed) • NAWAS – Tested weekly and used to re-transmit FEMA NaWaS warnings • 58 points – 911 / EMA / EOC