1st FEMA Director
nominated the 1st FEMA Director
after 911 this agency was formed
Department of Homeland Security
Clinton nominated the 1st FEMA director with experience as a state emergency manager
Nation Response Framework
framework written for senior elected officals and extended to NGO's and private sector
National Incident Management System, provides a consistent doctrine of framework for incident management at all jurisdictional levels, regardless of the cause, size, or complexity of the incident.
Homeland Security Presidential Directive, president directed the development of a new National Response Plan to align Federal coordination structures, capabilities, and resouces into a unified, all discipline, and all-hazards approach to domestic incident management.
Is not a plan!
Secretary of Homeland Security
principle federal officer for domestic incident management. Homeland Security Council regarding emergency management.
Principal advisor to the President, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Homeland Security Council regarding emergency management.
Principal Federal Official
Secretary's primary representative to ensure consistency of Federal support as well as the overall effectiveness of Federal Incident management
Federal Coordinating Officer
For Stafford Act events, the primary Federal Representative to interface with the State Coordinating Officer and other state, tribal, and local response officials to determine most urgent needs and set objectives
Federal Department and Agencies
play primary, coordinating, and support roles based on their authorities and resources and the natural of the threat or incident
(2003) Homeland Security is over how many agencies?
22 with FEMA
Mass care, emergency assistance, housing and human services-expanded to include emergency assistance; FEMA replaces the American Red Cross as the primary agency; addresses household pets
Search and rescue-expanded from urban search and rescue to include waterborne, inland/wilderness, and aeronautical search and rescue
What NRF trainings for ICS are required?
100, 200, 700, 800
How many FEMA regions are there?
What region is Texas in?
what states are in region 6 of FEMA?
TX, OK, LA, NM, AR
What act created 22 agencies for DHS?
Homeland Security Act of 2002
What is NIMS?
A flexible framework of doctrines, concepts, principles, terminology, organizational process
NIMS is applicable too
all hazards and jurisdictions
NIMS is not
an operational incident management plan, resource allocation plan, terrorism,
NIMS cannot be applicable
to address international events
Requires all feds to adapt NIMS or no grants
Critical Infrastructure, identification, Prioritization, and Protection established the US policy for "enhancing protection of the Nation's critical infrastructure and key resources
National Preparedness, directed DHS to develop a common, preparedness of the US to prevent and respond to threatened or actual domestic terrorists attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies.
Mutual Aid and Assistance Agreements
allow neighboring jurisdictions to support one another during an incident, are formal documents that identify the resources that jurisdictions are willing to share during an incident.
Emergency communication systems should: be the same or linked to the same system used for non-emergency procedures, effectively interface with national standards, allow data sharing among key players
the act of directing, ordering or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority
the process of providing support to the command structure, and may include incident prioritization, critical resource allocation, communications systems integration, and information exchange
3rd step for managing resources
facilitates accountability and efficiency, occurs in the planning section
provides overall leadership for incident response, delegates authority to others, takes general direction from agency administrator/ official
allows all agencies with jurisdictional authority or functional responsibility for an incident to jointly provide management direction to the incident
shared understanding of priorities and restrictions, single set of incident objectives, collaborative strategies, improved internal and external information flow, less duplication of efforts, better resource utilization.
incident commander is solely responsible for establishing incident objectives and strategics, directly responsible for ensuring all functional area activities are directed toward accomplishment of the strategy
multiple incidents are being handled by an incident command system organization; or a very large incident that has multiple incident management teams assigned to it.
Multiagency Coordination System
provides architecture to support coordination for incident prioritization, critical resource allocation, communications systems integration, and information coordination.
Emergency Operations Center
Incident Action Plan
ormally documents incident goals (known as control objectives in NIMS), operational period objectives, and the response strategy defined by incident command during response planning.
max people to group
ideal group number
Incident command post
location from which the incident command direction operates, it at the immediate vicinity of the incident site
how many posts should there be?
only 1 that should be off site
temporary locations for personnel and equipment to stay while waiting for tactical assignments, available but far away
location from which primary logistics and administrative functions are coordinated and administered, collocated with incident command post, its managed by logistics
location is where resources may be kept to support incident operations, temporary locations, designated by geographic location or number, multiple camps may be used.
personnel and major items of equipment that are available or potentially available to the Operations function on assignment to incidents
required to support the incident-food, communication equipment, tents, supplies, and fleet vehicles
process of moving the responsibility for incident command from one incident commander to another
5 major management functions
operations, planning, logistics, finance/administration
public information officer
serves as the conduit for information to internal and external stakeholders, including the media or other organizations seeking information directly from the incident or event
monitors safety conditions and develops measures for assuring of all assigned personnel
serves as the primary contact for supporting agencies assisting at an incident
supports the incident action planning process by tracking resources, collecting/ analyzing information, and maintaining documentation.
provides resources and needed services to support the achievement of the incident objectives
monitors costs related to the incident. Provides accounting, procurement, time recording, and cost analyses.
conducts operations to reach the incident objectives. Establishes the tactics and directs all operational resources
supplies and orders
What are the 3 c's?
communication, coordination, cooperation
Incident Action Plan
oral or written plan containing general objectives reflecting the overall strategy for managing an incident.
operational resources and direction
temporary location at the incident , where helicopters can safety land and take off