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Emergency Management Elements. Command, Control, and Communications Life Safety Property Protection Recovery and Restoration Administration and Logistics Community Outreach. Emergency Management Elements. Command, Control, and Communications Some ONE has to be in charge

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Emergency management elements
Emergency Management Elements

  • Command, Control, and Communications

  • Life Safety

  • Property Protection

  • Recovery and Restoration

  • Administration and Logistics

  • Community Outreach


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Emergency Management Elements

  • Command, Control, and Communications

    • SomeONE has to be in charge

    • Emergency Action Group

      • Incident Commander

      • First Aiders, Fire Brigade, HazMat Team

    • Emergency Management Group

      • Plant Manager, General Manager,

      • Safety/Health Manager, Environmental Manager

      • Public Relations, HR, Logistics


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Emergency Management Elements

  • Incident Command System

    • Developed specifically for the fire service

    • Can be applied to all emergencies

    • Provides for coordinated response and a

    • CLEAR Chain of Command for safe operations

  • Incident Commander

    • frontline management of the problem

    • tactical planning and execution

    • determines if outside assistance is needed


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Emergency Management Elements

  • The Incident Commander must have authority to:

    • assume command

    • assess the situation

    • implement the emergency plan

    • determine response strategies

    • activate resources

    • order evacuation

    • declare the incident is “over”


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Emergency Management Elements

  • Emergency Operations Center

    • communications equipment

    • copies of emergency plan / EOC procedures

    • blueprints, maps, status boards

    • a list of EAG members and their duties

    • technical information and data

    • data/info management capabilities

    • telephone directories

    • back-up power, comms and lighting


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Emergency Management Elements

  • Emergency Operations Center

    • THE centralized management center

    • Where the EMG (decision makers) operates from during an emergency

    • The ONLY location/source to override the IC

    • Must be located in an area of the facility not likely to be involved in any of the Emergency Plan scenarios.

    • An alternate should also be designated


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Emergency Management Elements

  • Other Command and Control issues:

    • Need a predetermined line of succession

    • Define duties of personnel with assigned role

    • Prepare checklists/procedures for each role

    • Maintain logs

    • Use security to isolate the involved area

    • coordination of outside response


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Emergency Management Elements

  • Communications

    • Cant stress this enough!

    • Think about comms during a routine day, then think about them during an emergency

    • Consider comms between:

      • the EAG and the IC

      • the IC and the EOC/EMG

      • the EOC and everyone else

        • customers, neighbors, media, fire department


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Emergency Management Elements

  • Contingency Planning Communications

    • Business/Recovery impact

    • Prioritize communications

    • Consider backup communications

      • messengers

      • radios: short wave, microwave, CB, etc

      • satellite

    • Family Communications


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Emergency Management Elements

  • Communications - Notification

    • How should employees report an emergency

    • Post emergency telephone numbers

    • MAINTAIN a list of repsonders’ numbers

    • consider a weather radio watch

  • Communications - Alarm

    • Be audible or within view of ALL personnel

    • auxiliary power supply

    • distinct and recognizable signal


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Emergency Management Elements

  • Life Safety

  • Evacuation planning

    • Pre-determine conditions warranting evac

    • Identify personnel authorized to order evac

    • Use a system to account for personnel

    • Establish alternate muster areas

    • disabled / non-English speaking persons

  • Define approved shelter areas

    • physically sound? Supplies?


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Emergency Management Elements

  • Property Safety - Consider:

    • fire fighting

    • spill control/clean-up

    • closing barricades, doors, windows

    • shutting down equipment

    • covering/moving equipment

    • protection systems

    • retrofitting mitigative modifications

    • Facility shutdown (similar to evac policy)


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Emergency Management Elements

  • Records Preservation

  • A major source of “loss”, often overlooked

    • off site copies

    • electronic back-ups

    • improved storage

    • include in evacuation policy (initial response)

    • procedure to recreate lost records


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Emergency Management Elements

  • Community Outreach

    • involving the community

    • mutual aid agreements

    • community service

    • public information

    • media relations

    • risk = hazard + outrage


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Emergency Management Elements

  • Recovery and Restoration

    • involve your insurance carrier

    • determine critical ops and make plans to bring those on-line first

      • repair/replace equipment

      • relocating operations

      • contracting operations

      • Community Outreach

    • Evaluate continuity of management and key personnel