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SCOTS 2008 – States’ Key All- Hazards Themes. States’ Emerging All-Hazards Strengths. Organization Support for a day-to-day “all hazards” role is gaining traction at many DOTs – e.g. VA Framework Teams for Critical Infrastructure, e.g. IA Operations Support Center

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states emerging all hazards strengths
States’ Emerging All-Hazards Strengths

Organization

  • Support for a day-to-day “all hazards” role is gaining traction at many DOTs – e.g. VA Framework Teams for Critical Infrastructure, e.g. IA Operations Support Center
  • DOTs stepping up to leadership roles on logical issues, e.g. critical transportation infrastructure protection in VA, debris removal in DE, communications in MO
  • DOTs sometimes split homeland security and emergency management roles (e.g. MD)
  • Economic security/“All hazards” is marketing hook at DOTs for selling security to leadership
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States’ Emerging All-Hazards Strengths(Cont.)

Institutions

  • DOTs are building dedicated all-hazards staff capacity - 2 to 10 person work units typical (e.g. SCOTS helped IA get off ground)
  • Fusion centers - DOTs are co-locating 24/7 Transportation Management Centers with Emergency Operations Centers (E.g. VA, DE, WV)
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States’ Emerging All-Hazards Strengths(Cont.)

Partnerships

  • Many DOTs have gained a voice at the table with partners in emergency management community & others (e.g. KS working with ag business)
  • DOTs finding ways to be classed as “first responders” alongside fire, EMS, etc. (e.g. MI, NC)
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States’ Emerging All-Hazards Strengths(Cont.)

Information Sharing

  • DOTs are developing capability to share data from traffic management systems with all hazards partners (e.g. Volpe system)
  • Routine daily bulletins on system events are becoming more common (e.g. VDOT, CalTrans)
  • DOTs have shown leadership as providers of communications technology (e.g. MoDOT leads Missouri’s emergency communications system, KDOT same?)
  • Robust, accurate, predictive information for freight shippers
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States’ Emerging All-Hazards Strengths(Cont.)

Training

  • DOTs are providing basic NIMS training to most or some employees
  • Participation in regular tabletop exercises is routine (e.g. WV 11 in 2007)
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States’ Emerging All-Hazards Strengths(Cont.)

Funding & Capital Equipment

  • DOTs are learning how to get DHS funds, but needs still outweigh funding (e.g. MD - $30M in 5 yrs?, e.g. MI $ 3 or $4M?)
  • DOTs are routinely investing in hi-tech mobile operations centers (e.g. WV, etc.) and emergency management trailers (e.g. DE, WV, etc.)
states challenges
States’ Challenges
  • Critical infrastructure identification/protection remains an area where many DOTs seek support
  • How to share all hazards roles between districts and headquarters
  • Evacuation planning
  • Next frontier is improving interstate coordination
  • Costly communications interoperability
  • Multimodal perspective on all-hazards issues
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States’ Challenges (Cont.)
  • Equipment shortages – e.g. portable VMS or emergency management trailers
  • Public/private partnerships to share costs
  • Improved DOT staff situational awareness
  • Establishing consistent practices from state to state – pocket guides a SCOTS function?
  • More sophisticated guidance on economic impacts of emergency situations
  • Working with other agencies remains a challenge
  • Tow truck credentialing issues