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Project Overview. Contra Costa Operational Area Homeland Security Strategic and Tactical Planning and Hazardous Materials Response Assessment. October 27, 2005. Tetra Tech EM Inc. 135 Main Street, Suite 1800 San Francisco, California 94105. Agenda. Introductions Project Background

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Project Overview

Contra Costa Operational Area

Homeland Security

Strategic and Tactical Planning and

Hazardous Materials Response Assessment

October 27, 2005

Tetra Tech EM Inc.135 Main Street, Suite 1800

San Francisco, California 94105

  • Introductions
  • Project Background
  • Plan of Attack
  • Action Item
  • The Tetra Tech project team
    • Ross Berman (PM)
      • Strategic planning for natural disaster, terrorism and man-made threats related to local and statewide hazard mitigation plan development
    • Jerry Monier
      • Former Sheriff’s Lieutenant and State Public Health Emergency Preparedness Manager with experience in the emergency planning field; recent experience with Hurricane Katrina
    • Other project support staff and a pool of over 1,000 experienced Tetra Tech professionals
tetra tech s emergency response and homeland security related experience
Planning and Mitigation

2004 Summer Olympics Security Support and Super Bowl

Extensive local and multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation planning

CBRNE assessment, protection, response, and recovery

HLS grant administration and support

Exercise and training solutions

Critical infrastructure assessment, design, and system integration

First responder planning and assessment

Port of San Diego vulnerability assessment

Development of multi-jurisdiction mutual aid agreements

Response and Recovery

World Trade Center (1993 and 2001) and Pentagon attack response

2001 U.S. Capital Building anthrax response

Since 1995 first emergency responder for U.S. EPA in 8 of 10 Regions for man-made and natural disasters

Space Shuttle Challenger disaster recovery

Mobilizing dozens of people to Mississippi/Louisiana for Hurricane Katrina response

Tetra Tech’s Emergency Response and Homeland Security Related Experience
federal emergency preparedness guidance
Federal Emergency Preparedness Guidance

“To engage Federal, State, local, and tribal entities, their private and nongovernmental partners, and the general public to achieve and sustain risk-based target levels of capability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from major events in order to minimize the impact on lives, property, and the economy.

-- Interim National Preparedness Goal

March 31, 2005

project background
Project Background
  • Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Response Assessment
  • Strategic and Tactical Plan for Homeland Security
project vision
Project Vision
  • “What is the current level of preparedness?”
  • “How prepared does the Operational Area need to be?”
  • “How should the Operational Area prioritize efforts to close the gap between where they are and where they need to be?”
scope of study area
Scope of Study Area
  • Contra Costa Operational Area
    • Cooperative interagency and interdisciplinary effort led by public safety agencies to improve preparedness throughout the area.
    • Includes County agencies, 19 municipalities, and all special jurisdictions entitled to receive HLS grant funding
interagency effort
Interagency Effort
  • Gang of 5 – HLS grant approval authority
    • Administered by a five-person County Approval Authority consisting of the Sheriff, Health Services Director, the Contra Costa County Fire Chief, a municipal fire chief, and a municipal police chief
  • Gang of 10 – working group representatives appointed by G-5 members
project goals
Project Goals
  • Target and prioritize grant funding opportunities in a methodical and planned way
    • Avoid last minute scrambling for requests when grants are announced
    • Evaluate current HazMat response capabilities and emergency response assets to improve complementary structure, and response configurations
  • Ensure all departments, regions (west, central, and east) and jurisdictions have input as stakeholders and are vested in the outcome
plan of attack
Plan of Attack

Hazardous Materials Response Assessment

Phase 1

Assess Current Environment

Phase 2

Data Collection

Phase 4

Create Plans

Phase 5

Formal Acceptance of Plans

Phase 3

Identify / Create Vision for Issues, Direction, Goals, and Opportunities

Strategic and Tactical Planning

tracking progress
Tracking Progress
  • Assess Current Environment (Phase 1) COMPLETED
    • Establish working groups by discipline
    • Review existing documents
  • Data Collection (Phase 2)
    • Develop survey questions and on-line, web-based survey tool – 70% COMPLETE
    • Identify survey participants – Week of October 24
    • Complete survey – November
    • Compile results – December
web based data collection tool
Web-based Data Collection Tool
  • Sample – Personnel and Training
create hazmat response assessment and or strategic and tactical plans
Create HazMat Response Assessment and/or Strategic and Tactical Plans

All-Hazards Planning Approach

Establish and define credible scenarios

Determine personnel, training, and equipment

Evaluate existing response capabilities

Recommend and prioritize funding allocation

survey tool
Survey Tool
  • End Result = Capabilities Assessment on a Contra Costa Operational Area Level
  • Focus Areas
    • manpower assessment
    • communication capability
    • response preparedness capability
    • system wide approach to emergency response
    • equipment capabilities
operational area results
Operational Area Results
  • Snapshot of Response Personnel
  • Snapshot of Dispatch Personnel
  • Snapshot of Available Equipment
  • Snapshot of Equipment Needs
  • Identification and Resource Typing of Specialized Units
action item
Action Item
  • Identify survey respondent for your agency