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  1. 2007 Wildfires UNIFIED COMMAND BRIEFING May 13, 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. SEOCLEVEL124 Hour Operations

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

  6. SEOCLEVEL124 Hour Operations

  7. Coordinating Officers StateOfficer/Craig Fugate FederalOfficer/Jesse Munoz Up Next – SERT Chief

  8. SEOCLEVEL124 Hour Operations

  9. SERT Chief David Halstead Up Next – FEMA

  10. SEOCLEVEL124 Hour Operations

  11. FEMA Up Next – Meteorology

  12. Meteorology Brian Richardson

  13. Daytime Dispersion IndicesCourtesy DOF Meteorologist • Region 1: 44-57 • Region 2: 30-50 • Region 3: 23-48 • Region 4: 55-65

  14. Weather Today…To Sum It Up • Little Rain…Lots of Smoke • Lighter Winds & Generally Higher Humidity • Isolated Sea Breeze Storms Panhandle and Southern Florida

  15. Division of Forestry Jim Karels Up Next – Planning Up Next – Operations

  16. Planning Angela Osceola Paul Aadnesen-FEMA Up Next – Operations

  17. Plans

  18. Plans • Roadway/Railway Closures • (Per DOT, FHP and County Situation Reports) • Baker County: State Road 2 from County Road 127 to Florida/Georgia Line; County Road 122 at County Road 125 • Columbia CountyUS441 from Georgia state line to SR100. I75 shutdown at GA/FL line, I10 shutdown at US90 and US 129, and northbound I75 at US90Columbia County: US 441 from Georgia Line to State Road 100, including the I-10 Interchange • CSX Railroad: Closed from Jasper to US 90 and US 90 to Macclenny • Florida Northern Railroad: Closed from Fargo, GA to Moniac, GA

  19. Plans • Evacuations: • Columbia County: Mandatory east of 441, Voluntary west of 441 to the river, • 23 persons.

  20. Plans • Planning Assumptions • Fire-related sickness and injuries may cause a surge on hospital & pre-hospital systems • Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph with higher gusts are expected. • Wildfires in SE US are limiting available mutual aid resources for suppression activities in Florida; Out-of-state wildland burners need to be Florida certified. • No significant rainfall anticipated over the next 24 hours, except in the Panhandle. Scattered Showers are expected throughout the state on Sunday. Dispersion rates in the peninsula should be moderate on Saturday and move to high on Sunday. The panhandle will stay at high all weekend. • Weather events and ground conditions may lead to unexpected changes in fire patterns and paths.

  21. Plans • Red Flag Warnings • Inland Eastern Panhandle • Big Bend • Suwannee Valley • Northeast Florida, portions of • Areas of Operations • (Per DOF Release, 5/11/07, 0800) • Bugaboo Fire – Tripled in size since yesterday, heading toward Lake City • Dairy Road Fire – 18,000 acres and only 35% contained in Bradford • Balsa Fire – 15,913 acres and 65% contained in Collier

  22. Operations Leo Lachat Barbara Sanders-FEMA Up Next – Operations Support Up Next – Operations Support

  23. General Operating Objectives • Continue to support evacuations/ sheltering • Monitor fuel situation • Monitor progress of storm • Maintain communications with counties Up Next – Operations Support

  24. Operations Support Up Next – Emergency Services

  25. Emergency Services Up Next – Human Services

  26. Emergency Services • Current Issues • Tracking deployed resources • Finalized transportation plan for evacuating medical management facilities • Continue to work with ESF 14 to provide health & safety messages • Monitor potential surge to medical system • Unmet Needs • Staff

  27. Emergency Services • Future Operations • Continue to fill resource requests • Demobilize and/or rotate staff • Support SpNs in Baker County (evacuation, long-term needs, etc.) • Support evacuation efforts • Continue working complex fires and individual fires throughout the state • Planning for hospital & pre-hospital surge in future areas of operations

  28. Human Services Up Next – Infrastructure

  29. Human Services • Current Situation • Supporting Shelter Operations • 2 Shelters open in Columbia County (Open) • 2 Shelters open in Baker County (Stand By) • DCF crisis counselors on (Stand By) • DOE has identified local and university system resources for mass sheltering • ESF 17 established 11am briefing call with selected SART members • Released USDA commodities in various effected counties • No Unmet Needs

  30. Human Services • Future Operations • Continue to monitor the situation and maintain response levels to meet the needs • Identify resources for possible surge in sheltering and mass feeding operations • Continue to document and coordinate shelter and mass feeding operations

  31. Infrastructure Up Next – Logistics

  32. Infrastructure ESF – 1 & 3 Transportation • Current Operations ESF – 1 & 3 (WildFire) • Activate Traffic Counters • FDOT Gainesville Maintenance Provided 5,000 gal water truck in Hampton city fire vicinity • On scene seven Variable Message Boards • Pre-staged 12 to Columbia County substation area • Unmet Needs • None at this time

  33. Infrastructure ESF – 1 & 3 Transportation • Future Ops ESF – 1 & 3 (WildFire) • Providing additional advisory, detour or road closures signs as needed • Identifying Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT) districts’ equipment & personnel to support Florida Division of Forestry (FDOF) & Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) • Deploying Traffic Maintenance resources Variable Message Boards (VMB’s) & temp. warning “Smoke on Road” signs • Supporting local traffic control and local potential evacuation needs

  34. Infrastructure ESF – 2 Communications • Current Operations ESF – 2 (WildFire) • Monitor Communications support • Communication support for Stark Fl. Fire Fighting command located at Keystone Air Park- installed. • EDICS package deployed to Columbia County- ESF16-FDLE team- on scene • Phones lines operational for DOF Unified Command at Betty Easley • Partial EDWARDS package mobilized for deployment to Baker County (for DOF) • Unmet Needs ESF – 2 • None at this time

  35. Infrastructure ESF – 2 Communications • Future Operations ESF – 2 (WildFire) • Bi-directional amplifier installation at Betty Easely. (rm 240) for DOF wireless • Deploying partial EDWARDS package to Baker County • Stand-up additional room for DOF Unified Command. • Unmeet Needs ESF – 2 • None at this time

  36. Infrastructure ESF – 12 Power • Current Operations ESF – 12 (WildFire) • Wildfires are not a threat to power grid. • Number of reported customer outages linked to Wild Fires events are, at this time, no greater than a typical operations normal day’s service outage report • Power providers working to reconnect customers with out power at this time • Unmet Needs ESF – 12 • None at this time Up Next – Logistics

  37. Infrastructure ESF – 12 Power • Future Operations ESF – 12 (WildFire) • Continuing to monitor fire path damages, customer impacts and restoration Up Next – Logistics

  38. Infrastructure ESF – 12 Fuel • Current Operations ESF – 12 (WildFire) • Monitor current operations • Retail fuel vendors polled report plenty of Motor vehicle gas & diesel available • On Stand-by available 12 Hrs. status: • 8 – 1,500 gal to 4,000 gal fuel tenders available (for gas & diesel) • 17 – 9,000 gal fuel tenders available (for gas & diesel)- 1 deployed to Columbia County to support fire fighting operations • Unmet Needs ESF – 12 • None at this time

  39. Infrastructure ESF – 12 Fuel • Future Operations ESF – 12 (WildFire) • Supporting SERT response operations • Continue polling retail fuel vendors to determine Motor vehicle gas & diesel availability • Unmet Needs ESF – 12 • None at this time Up Next – Logistics

  40. Logistics Up Next – EMAC Mutual Aid

  41. EMAC Mutual Aid Up Next – Finance & Administration