Louisiana Emergency Operations Plan Analysis

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  • Preparation

    This assignment is intended to familiarize you with the primary document used for disaster response: the emergency operations plan (EOP). The EOP is a risk-based, all-hazard response plan. It identifies which authorities will manage a disaster, who will perform tasks, and what will be done before, during, and after a disaster.Developed with input from all partners in emergency management and intended to align with local, state, and federal guidelines, the EOP is the guiding document used by emergency managers. For this assignment, you will evaluate the detail of a state EOP. Through the evaluation of an existing state EOP, you will become familiar with the elements of the plan and the response.

    Instructions

    1. Select a state plan as the basis for the assignment in this unit. Scan the headings to locate pertinent information for the assignment. (You may choose another state plan with permission from your instructor.) Identify the state plan you are reviewing.
    2. Use your selected EOP and the EOP Development and Review Checklist, linked in Resources, as a guide for analyzing the EOP you choose. This checklist is a modified version of an authentic document used in the profession. Use this to take notes as you review the plan; do not submit the checklist for this assignment.
    3. Write an analysis of an EOP hazard-specific plan. Your audience is a state director of emergency management. An APA template is linked in Resources for your convenience; use of it is optional. Use the following headings for your report:
      • Hazard-Specific Plan
        • Analyze one hazard-specific plan from the selected EOP.
        • Provide a brief summary of that particular hazard-specific plan.
      • Mitigation
        • Analyze specific concerns, capabilities, training, procedures, agencies, and resources that will be used to mitigate against the identified hazard.
      • Preparation
        • Analyze specific concerns, capabilities, training, procedures, agencies, and resources that will be used to prepare for the identified hazard.
      • Response
        • Analyze specific concerns, capabilities, training, procedures, agencies, and resources that will be used to respond to the identified hazard.
      • Recovery
        • Analyze specific concerns, capabilities, training, procedures, agencies, and resources that will be used to recover from the identified hazard.

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Emergency Operations Plan Development & Review Checklist* *A Microsoft Word (.doc) version of this EOP Checklist is available on the Ohio EMA website at: http://ema.ohio.gov. Base Plan - Provides an overview of the jurisdiction’s emergency management program and the ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies. A. Introductory Material Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments i. Promulgation Statement - recognizing and adopting the plan as the jurisdiction’s all-hazards EOP, formally signed by the jurisdiction’s Chief Elected Official(s). ii. Approval and Implementation - introduce the plan; outline its applicability, address supersession of all previous plans. Include delegation of authority to modify plan without senior official’s signature. Include date and signature of Chief Elected Official. iii. Record of Changes – for example, a table that accounts for changes to the plan, including change numbers, dates of changes, person who made change, and a summary of changes made. iv. Record of Distribution - table with names, titles, agencies, jurisdictions, and dates of delivery. v. Table of Contents - outline the plan’s format, major sections/key elements, chapters, and charts/attachments/ diagrams. B. Purpose, Situation Overview, and Assumptions - This explains the plan’s intent, who it involves, and why it was developed. Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments i. Purpose - describe the purpose for developing and maintaining the EOP. ii. Scope - describe what types of incidents and under what conditions the plan will be activated. iii. Situation Overview - describe the steps taken by the jurisdiction to prepare for disasters. a) Hazard Analysis Summary - describe the major findings of the jurisdiction’s Hazard Analysis. This discussion can either be included in the jurisdiction’s EOP and/or be in a separate Hazard Analysis document. FEMA guidance on conducting a hazard analysis can be accessed at: http://ema.ohio.gov/documents/plans/FEMA - Hazard Analysis Worksheet.doc. Associated Target Capability: Risk Management − Identify and describe the actions and agencies that will be involved in using existing hazard analysis and capability assessment to identify what resources are needed for a response, including using past incident AARs to identify/procure additional resources. − Identify and describe the hazards (natural, technological, public health and man-made) that pose a unique risk to the jurisdiction and that would create a need to activate this plan. − Identify and describe the probable high risk areas (population, infrastructure, environmental) that are likely to be impacted by the defined hazards. Reference the jurisdiction’s Mitigation Plan where appropriate. − Identify and describe the jurisdiction’s history of hazards and the risks (historical frequency, probable risk, national security threat assessment). − Include maps that show hazard-related high-risk areas within the jurisdiction (residential/ commercial areas within defined floodplains, earthquake fault zones, vulnerable zones for hazardous material facilities/routes, areas within ingestion zones for nuclear power plants, etc.). − Identify and describe the assumptions made and the methods used to complete the jurisdiction’s Hazard Analysis, including what tools or methodologies were used to complete the analysis (Ohio’s Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment manual (link), Mitigation Plan guidance (link), vulnerability assessment criteria, consequence analysis criteria). Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-1 − Identify and describe unique time variables that influence the jurisdiction’s hazard analysis and pre-planning for emergencies (rush hours, annual festivals, seasonal events, incident onset time, time of day). − Describe how critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) protection activities have been addressed in the hazard analysis. − Describe how agricultural security; food supply security; cyber security; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) incidents; and pandemics (those located/originating in the jurisdiction, as well as a nonlocal, nationwide, or global incident) have been assessed and incorporated into the hazard analysis. b) Capability Assessment - describe the jurisdiction’s capabilities, readiness and limitations to prepare for and respond to the defined hazards. Note: A jurisdiction may choose to discuss the Capability Assessment as part of their hazard-specific annexes. If so,, this section should summarize the jurisdiction’s abilities and limitations, and reference the hazard-specific annexes for more detailed information. − Summarize how the jurisdiction’s capability assessment addresses their ability to respond to and recover from emergencies or disasters. − Summarize the jurisdiction’s limitations to respond to and recover from emergencies or disasters based on training, equipment, and personnel. (Gaps that exist between the jurisdiction’s capabilities and potential needs. Also address measures taken to resolve these gaps through mutual aid and other sources of assistance.) − Describe the methods and agencies involved in developing and updating the jurisdiction’s Capability Assessment. c) Mitigation Overview - actions taken to minimize impacts likely to be created by an emergency. − Provide a brief overview of the mitigation programs used, in advance of and ongoing, to reduce the chance that a defined hazard will impact the community, to include short and long-term strategies. − Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to educate and involve the public in mitigation programs. − Identify the agencies and the actions that will be taken to develop mitigation plans, and how the plans will be coordinated with state and federal agencies’ plans. iv. Planning Assumptions - In the Base Plan, identify overall planning assumptions (facts that the planning team assumes to be true in order for the elements in the EOP to be valid. Also, identify function-based planning assumptions in specific annexes. C. Concept of Operations - Explains the decision maker’s or leader’s intent with regard to an operation, and how the response organization accomplishes a mission or set of objectives in order to reach a desired end-state. Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Describe who has the authority to activate the plan. Describe the process, forms and individuals involved in issuing a declaration of emergency and how the declaration will be coordinated with neighboring jurisdictions and the state. Describe how legal questions/issues regarding emergency preparedness, response and or recovery actions, including liability protection that is available to responders. Describe the process by which the emergency management agency coordinates with the jurisdiction’s appropriate agencies, boards, or divisions. Describe in general terms how plans address the physical, programmatic, and communications needs of children, individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, and household pets and service animals. Identify other response/support agency plans that directly support the implementation of this plan (e.g., hospital, school emergency, facility plans). Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-2 D. Organization and Assignment of Responsibilities - Overview of the key functions that local agencies will accomplish to support local operations during an emergency. Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Outline the responsibilities assigned to each organization that has an emergency response and/or recovery assignment of responsibility in the plan. Include elected officials, local departments and agencies, state agencies, federal agencies, regional organizations, volunteer resources, VOADs, and private sector businesses and groups. Identify and describe mutual aid agreements that are in place – what response agencies and operations are covered by the agreement, for what goods or services, and what limitations apply. (Note: The actual agreements should not be included in the plan. Mutual aid may be addressed separately in each section of the EOP if it helps to better explain how a mutual aid agreement directly supports a specific function.) Identify and describe how EOP-tasked agencies maintain current notification rosters, standard operating procedures, and checklists for all assignments of responsibility in the plan. Include a matrix that lists primary and support roles for all tasked agencies by Functional Annex/ESF/Appendix. Describe how prevention roles and responsibilities will be addressed, including linkages with fusion centers. Describe how roles and responsibilities for CIKR protection and restoration are managed within the jurisdiction. Describe how roles and responsibilities will be determined for unaffiliated volunteers and these individuals will be incorporated into emergency response operations. Describe how the jurisdiction maintains a current list of available NIMS-typed resources and credentialed personnel. Describe the jurisdiction’s policies regarding public safety enforcement actions required to maintain public order during a crisis response (including law enforcement officers needed to handle persons who are disrupting the public order, violating laws, requiring quarantine, etc. E. Direction, Control, and Coordination - describes the framework for all direction, control, and coordination activities. Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Identify the agencies/positions/titles that will command incidents and have overall responsibility to coordinate response operations (Fire Service for chemical, Law Enforcement for riot, Mayor/Manager for natural hazard, etc.). Identify agencies that have tactical and operational control of response assets. Discuss the jurisdictional and multi-jurisdictional coordination systems and processes used during an emergency. F. Information Collection, Analysis, and Dissemination – describes the required critical or essential information common to all operation identified during the planning process. Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Describe critical short- and long-term information collection, dissemination, analysis needs, priorities and operations. Describe operations that facilitate collaboration with the general public, including sector-specific watch programs. Identify intelligence position (e.g., fusion center liaisons) requirements for the emergency operations center’s (EOC). Describe plans for coordination between the EOC and the jurisdiction’s fusion center. Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-3 G. Communications - the system for providing reliable and effective communications among responders and local government agencies during an emergency. Associated Target Capabilities: Communications. Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Describe the framework for providing communications support and how the jurisdiction’s communications network integrates with the regional or national disaster communications network. Identify and summarize interoperable communications plans. Describe how 24-hour emergency communications are provided and maintained within the jurisdiction. In the jurisdiction’s Resource Manual and/or SOPs, identify the compatible frequencies/trunking systems used by agencies during a response (including contiguous local, state, and private agencies). H. Administration, Finance, and Logistics - describe administrative, finance, and logistic actions during an emergency. Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Administration - describe the administrative actions used during an emergency operation. i. Documentation - the actions the jurisdiction uses to document the response and recovery from a disaster. Note: This information can also be discussed for each emergency response function or for specific hazards. − Describe/summarize the agencies and actions that will be taken to document response and recovery operations (creating historical records, addressing insurance needs, developing mitigation strategies, incident and damage assessment, incident command logs, cost recovery ). − Describe the agencies and methods used to create a permanent historical incident record (after-action report) and include information about how actions taken, resources expended, economic and human impacts, and lessons learned from an incident will be recorded. − In the jurisdiction’s Resource Manual, include copies of the reports/forms that are required (e.g., cost recovery, damage assessment, incident critique, historical record). ii. After-Action Report (AAR) - actions the jurisdiction takes to review and discuss their response to identify strengths and weaknesses in the emergency management and response program. Associated Target Capabilities: Planning − Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to organize and conduct AARs, how recommendations will be documented and how they will be used to improve local readiness (reviewing actions that were taken, identifing equipment shortcomings, improving operational readiness, highlighting strengths/ initiatives, changing plans/procedures, acquiring new or replacing outdated resources, training). − Identify the agencies that will be responsible and the actions they will take to ensure that deficiencies and recommended changes that are discovered through exercises are implemented/accomplished, including ensuring that changes are made to the plan. After-Action Reporting and Corrective Action Plan/Improvement Plan guidelines and templates are contained in HSEEP Volume III. iii. Financial Management - actions taken by the jurisdiction to recover the costs incurred during the response to a disaster. Associated Target Capabilities: Economic and Community Recovery − Describe/identify the various programs that allow the jurisdictions and the response/support agencies to recover costs (Small Business Administration, FEMA Public Assistance Program). − Describe the actions that will be taken to document costs incurred during response and recovery operations (personnel overtime, equipment used/expended, contracts initiated). − Describe the methods of pre- and post-state or federal declaration funding for the jurisdiction’s household pets and service animals preparedness and emergency response program, including how to capture eligible costs for reimbursement by the Public Assistance Program, eligible donations for volunteer labor and resources, and eligible donations for mutual aid resources (as defined in Disaster Assistance Policy [DAP] 9523.19). − Identify and describe the agencies and the actions/programs that will be used to assist survivors in recovering and rebuilding (ARC, VOAD, SBA, FEMA Individual and Household Program, unemployment, worker’s compensation). − Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to educate responders, local officials and the public about the cost recovery process. Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-4 − Describe the impact and role that insurance has in recovering costs (self-insured, participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), homeowner policies, etc.). − Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to identify and address the general public’s “unmet needs” during the disaster. iv. Logistics Management - describe the logistics and resource management mechanism used to identify and acquire resources in advance of and during emergency operations, especially to overcome gaps identified in the capability assessment. Associated Target Capabilities: Critical Resource Logistics and Distribution − Describe and identify the actions and agencies that will be involved in resource identification, procurement, facility activation, tracking, mobilization, delivery, staging, warehousing, distribution, maintenance, demobilization and recovery. − Identify and describe the steps that will be taken to overcome identified resource gaps including identifying resources that are only available from outside the jurisdiction (Hazmat, Water Rescue, & Search and Rescue teams). − Provide information about specialized equipment, facilities, personnel, and emergency response organizations currently available to respond to emergency operations, including response to support children, individuals with disabilities, and others with access and functional needs.. Note: A separate resource manual should be used to list the types of resources available, amounts on-hand, locations maintained, and any restrictions on their use. Whenever possible, these resources should be typed based on FEMA resource-typing standards. − Describe the process used to identify private agencies/contractors that will support resource management issues (waste haulers, spill contractors, landfill operators, etc.). I. Plan Development and Maintenance - describe the process used to regularly review and update the EOP. Associated Target Capabilities: Planning Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Describe the actions the jurisdiction takes to annually review, change and revise the plan, including the role of support agencies in an integrated planning process. Describe how the plan is coordinated with other jurisdictions’ plans (local political subdivisions who develop their own EOPs as per OAC 4501:3-6-01, and adjoining jurisdictions). Describe/identify how and where the plan is made available to the public. J. Authorities and References – This section provides the legal basis for emergency operations and activities. Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Authorizing Legislation - identify local ordinances/statues; state laws, revised codes, administrative codes, Attorney General opinions; and federal laws, regulations, and standards that specifically apply to the development and implementation of the plan, emergency management, and homeland security. Reference - identify reference materials used to develop the plan, prepare for, or respond to disasters/ emergencies (general planning tools, technical references, computer software). Acronyms and Definitions - list and define emergency management acronyms/terms that are used repeatedly in the plan. System of Plans - identify other response/support agency plans that directly influence the plan’s ability to legally address emergency management response. Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-5 K. Training Program - process used by the jurisdiction to provide or develop training programs and other types of educational programs for emergency responders, medical personnel, and local government officials. Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to ensure that the jurisdiction meets National Incident Management System (NIMS) training requirements. Describe the process for identifying training requirements of emergency response personnel and local officials to prepare for and respond to disasters (i.e. – training “needs assessment. L. Exercise Program - methods and agencies used to conduct an exercise and evaluation of the plan. Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Based on exercise results, describe the actions and methods the jurisdiction will use to evaluate preparedness for identified hazards, including recommendations made to improve (training, resources, procedures, exercise design). Identify and describe the actions the jurisdiction will take and identify the agencies and tools that will be used to develop and conduct the exercise(s). (Note: Guidance in exercise design and conduct can be accessed at: Xxxxx and by consulting Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Volume II.) Describe how the jurisdiction will incorporate exercise requirements of other laws/committees into the exercise program. (ARC, Hospital, LEPC, State, Terrorism, etc.). Identify and describe the types of activities that will be employed by the jurisdiction to annually exercise and test the Plan (Seminars, Workshops, Tabletop Exercises, Drills, Functional Exercises, Full-Scale Exercises), including how actual events may be used in lieu of exercises. Refer to HSEEP Volume I for exercise definitions. M. Public Education Program - how educational tools are used in the jurisdiction to teach the public about disasters and what actions to take when an emergency occurs. Associated Target Capabilities: Emergency Public Information and Warning; Community Preparedness and Participation Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Identify and describe the agencies and the actions that will be taken to educate the general public on the hazards and risks faced by the jurisdiction, and how they should prepare for emergencies and what response actions they should take, Identify and describe the agencies and the actions that will be taken to prepare/ distribute emergency management information to targeted groups and locations within the jurisdiction (general public, special locations, special needs/functional needs populations, etc.), Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-6 Functional Annexes - Annexes that contain detailed descriptions of the methods agencies follow for critical operational functions during emergency operations. These core functional annexes should be included in the EOP and can be organized in a functional annex format or an emergency support function (ESF) annex format, depending on the preference of the jurisdiction. A. Direction, Control, and Coordination Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments i. Initial Notification - process used to recognize that an emergency has occurred and to notify the proper agencies to respond. Associated Target Capabilities: Communications; Emergency Operations Center Management − Identify and describe the actions the jurisdiction will take to coordinate, manage, disseminate and document notifications of response and support agencies (including elected officials, non-governmental agencies, 911 Centers, individual Fire/ Police dispatch offices, call trees) in any incident/emergency. − Identify and describe the agencies and actions that will be taken to notify and coordinate with adjacent jurisdiction(s) about an event that may also pose a risk to them (flash flood, chemical release, terrorism). − Describe the jurisdiction’s use of Emergency Action Levels where defined by statute, authority, or other guidance (EOC Activation/Incident Severity Levels). ii. Incident Assessment - actions followed by those arriving first on-scene to identify risks and impacts. Associated Target Capability: On-site Incident Management − Describe the actions that will be taken by first response agencies to gather essential information and assess immediate risks posed by the emergency/disaster. − Describe how the initial assessment will be shared to make protective action decisions and establish response priorities, to include the need to declare a state of emergency. − Identify and describe the agencies and the actions that will be taken to monitor, communicate and record immediate and future effects of an emergency/disaster (Record of Significant Events, Incident Action Plan, etc.). iii. Incident Command - discuss the jurisdiction’s implementation of the Incident Command System (ICS) and how response operations are managed during an emergency or disaster. This may also be referred to as an Incident Management System or Unified Command System. Associated Target Capabilities: On-site Incident Management − Identify the agencies/positions/titles that will command incidents and have overall responsibility to coordinate response operations (Fire Service for chemical, Law Enforcement for riot, Mayor/Manager for natural hazard, etc.), including how they will share command if the incident crosses multiple jurisdictional boundaries. − Describe the actions that will be used to implement ICS (first arriving unit) and coordinate response operations, including identifying key positions used to staff the ICS (Operations, Agency Liaisons, Safety). − Indicate who is responsible for establishing an Incident Command Post, where it may be located (chief’s car, command bus, nearest enclosed structure), and how it will be identified during the emergency (green light, flag). − Describe how/when the Incident Commander (IC) will request the activation of the EOC. − Describe the actions that will be taken to coordinate activities between the ICP and an activated EOC. − Describe the actions that will be taken to coordinate direct communications between on-scene responders, Incident Command Posts, activated EOCs and off-scene agency responders − Describe the actions the IC will take to secure additional resources/support when local assets are exhausted or become limited (mutual aid agreements, IMAC, private assets, EMAC, state, federal). iv. Emergency Operations Center (EOC) - describe the process the jurisdiction will use to activate and utilize an EOC to support and coordinate response operations during the disaster. (Note: EOC functions may be addressed in SOPs, if so it should be referenced in the EOP.) Associated Target Capabilities: Emergency Operations Center Management − Describe the purpose and functions of an EOC during an emergency or declared disaster. Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-7 − Describe and identify under what conditions the jurisdiction will activate a primary and/or alternate EOC and who makes this determination. − Identify primary and alternate sites that will likely be used as an EOC for the jurisdiction (city hall, fire department, emergency management agency, dedicated facility). − Describe the process that will be used to activate the primary or alternate EOC (staff notification, equipment setup), including the process for moving from one EOC to another. − Identify who is in charge of the EOC (emergency management agency director, senior official, fire/police chief, department/agency director), and describe how operations will be managed in the EOC. − Make reference to procedures/resource manuals that address EOC staff and equipment requirements necessary for an EOC (first response liaisons, elected or appointed officials, support agencies, communications, administrative support). − Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to share pertinent information between the scene, outside agencies, and the EOC (e.g., damage observations, response priorities, resource needs), including sharing information between neighboring jurisdictions and state EOCs. − Describe the EOC’s ability to manage an emergency response that lasts longer than 24 hours (staffing needs, shift changes, resource needs, feeding, alternate power). − Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to transition from response to recovery operations. Make reference to procedures/resource manuals that address demobilization of the EOC (staff releases, equipment cleanup, documentation). − Identify the lead official and at least two alternates responsible for staffing each key position at the primary EOC, as well as the alternates (if different) to be consistent with NIMS. − Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to routinely brief senior officials not present in the EOC on the emergency situation (commissioner, administrative judge, mayor, city council, trustees, governor) and to authorize emergency actions (declare an emergency, request state and federal assistance, purchase resources). − Make reference to procedures/resource manuals that include a diagram of the primary and alternate EOCs (locations, floor plans, displays) and identify and describe the critical communications equipment available/needed (phone numbers, radio frequencies, faxes). − Make reference to procedures/resource manuals that include specific forms or logs to be used by EOC personnel. B. Continuity of Government/Operations - Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) ensures and documents how continuity of government (COG) of each branch of government is implemented during emergencies, including vital government functions, essential responsibilities, and planning for the incapacitation of executive leadership. Note: COOP operations may be discussed in a separate plan from the EOP – if so, reference that plan. Guidance on constructing a COOP plan can be accessed at: Xxxxx. Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Make reference to the jurisdiction’s Continuity of Operations Plan that covers the following planning elements: − Description of the jurisdiction’s essential governmental (functions that cannot be interrupted for more than 12 hours), and describe the plans that the jurisdiction has in place to maintain these identified essential functions. − Description of plans for establishing recovery time objectives, recovery point objectives, or recovery priorities for each essential function. − Identification of personnel and/or teams needed to perform essential functions. − Identification of the order of succession to agency leadership. − Identification of the delegations of authority/documents that permit legal authority to make policy decisions in an emergency. − Description of the jurisdiction’s provisions for alternate work facilities. − Description of the jurisdiction’s plans to protect vital records essential for government functions (tax records, birth/death/marriage certificates, payroll and accounting data). Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-8 − Description of plans for devolution of direction and control. − Description of plans for reconstitution of operations. − Description of the jurisdiction’s provisions for the conduct of regular tests, training, and exercises of COOP and COG plans. − Description of the processes for evaluations, AARs, and lessons learned. − Description of the process and criteria for corrective action plans. C. Communications - the system for providing reliable and effective communications among responders and local government agencies during an emergency. Associated Target Capabilities: Communications. Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Identify the agencies and the actions they will take to manage communications between on-scene personnel/agencies (radio frequencies/tactical channels, cell phones, data links, Command Post Liaisons, communications vehicle/van, shelters, hospitals, EOC). Identify the agencies and the actions they will take to identify and overcome communications shortfalls (personnel with incompatible equipment) with the use of ARES/RACES at the command post/off-site locations, CB radios). Make reference to procedures regarding how 911/Dispatch Centers will support/coordinate on-scene communications for personnel/agencies, and alternate service methods if 911/Dispatch is out of operation (resource mobilization, documentation, backup). Reference SOPs and/or Resource manual that describes the arrangements that exist to protect emergency circuits with telecommunications service priority for prompt restoration/provisioning. Reference SOPs and/or Resource manual that describes and identify the jurisdiction’s interoperable communications plan’s compatible frequencies/trunking systems used by agencies during a response (who can talk to whom, including contiguous local, state, and private agencies). (Ref. SOPs) Describe how 24-hour emergency communications are provided and maintained. D. Transportation Planning Elements Describe/identify the process for monitoring and reporting the status of, and damage to, the transportation system and infrastructure as a result of an incident. Describe alternative transportation solutions that can be implemented when systems or infrastructure are damaged, unavailable, or overwhelmed. Describe the method of coordinating the restoration and recovery of the transportation systems and infrastructure. E. Warning - system for providing reliable, timely, and effective warnings to the public at the onset of a disaster. Associated Target Capabilities: Emergency Public Information and Warning Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to initiate/disseminate the initial notification that a disaster or threat is imminent or has occurred (EAS activation, door-to-door, sirens, cable/TV messages). Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to provide continuous warning information about an emergency/disaster (media briefings, press releases, cable interruptions, EAS, text messages, door-to door warnings). Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to alert and inform special/functional populations (schools, hospitals, public venues, hearing/visually impaired, non-English speaking, elderly, handicapped). Reference SOPs and/or Resource Manual that lists local media contacts and describe their ability to provide warnings. Reference SOPs and/or Resource manual that includes pre-scripted EAS messages for identified hazards. Describe the jurisdiction’s use of Emergency Condition Levels where defined by statute, authority, or other guidance (Snow Emergency Levels 1-3, Chemical Levels 1-3). Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-9 F. Emergency Public Information- system for providing reliable, timely, and effective information to the public throughout disaster response and recovery. Associated Target Capabilities: Emergency Public Information and Warning Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to provide continuous public information during an emergency/ disaster (media briefings, press releases), secondary effects, and recovery activities. Identify and describe the actions the jurisdiction will take to ensure that information that is provided to the public is authentic and valid. Identify and describe rumor control plans, programs, and systems. Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to inform special/functional populations (schools, hospitals, hearing/visually impaired, non-English speaking, elderly, handicapped). Describe the role of public information officer(s) (PIOs) and describe how public information releases will be coordinated within a Joint Information Center (JIC), working with media at the scene, and coordinating information between agencies/elected officials, etc.). Describe how emergency responders/local officials will use and work with the media during an emergency (scheduling press briefings, establishing media centers on-scene, controlling access to the scene/ responders/victims). Reference SOPs and/or Resource manual that includes prepared public instructions for identified hazards, including materials for managers of congregate care facilities, such as childcare centers, group homes, assisted living centers, and nursing homes. G. Population Protection - procedures used to implement and coordinate an evacuation or shelter-in-place order. Associated Target Capabilities: Citizen Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place; Emergency Public Information and Warning Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to coordinate and support evacuations and sheltering-in-place for all segments of the population, including children, individuals with disabilities, and others with access and functional needs. Describe the conditions under which in-place and non-congregate sheltering (e.g. trailer, hotel) will be used (snow emergencies, chemical incidents, pandemics, etc.) and identify which agencies will determine when to implement these operations. Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to conduct the evacuation of high-density areas, neighborhoods, high-rise buildings, subways, airports, schools, special events venues, areas with a high concentration of children and individuals with disabilities, unaccompanied minors); and to provide sufficient and timely accessible transportation an security in evacuation areas. Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to inform the public about in-place sheltering (directions to public to implement, updates, and termination). Describe the protocols and criteria used to decide when to recommend evacuation or sheltering-in-place. Describe incidents that would necessitate an evacuation or shelter-in-place and identify who has the authority to initiate an evacuation. (Combine with previous) Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to perform advanced/early evacuation (schools, congregate care centers). Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to track unaccompanied minors and to reunite children with their families. Describe the plan for receiving those evacuated from neighboring jurisdictions, including household pets and service animals. Reference SOPs and/or Resource manual that describes the methods used to keep children and others with disabilities with their caregivers, mobility devices, other durable medical equipment, and/or service animals during an evacuation. Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-10 Reference SOPs and/or Resource manual that identifies and describes the actions that will be taken to exchange registration and tracking information between and among the evacuating jurisdiction, the receiving jurisdiction(s), and the jurisdictions that evacuees will pass through. Describe the coordination strategies for managing and possibly relocating incarcerated persons during a crisis response. Describe how and when the public will be notified of evacuations (including individuals with sensory disabilities and those with limited English proficiency), and what actions they may be advised to follow during an evacuation. Describe the protocols and criteria the jurisdiction will use to recommend termination of sheltering-in-place. Identify the actions and agencies that would assist in conducting an evacuation and moving evacuees (including assisting special/functional needs populations, mobility impaired individuals, and institutionalized persons) and establishing alternate transportation/detour routes, and providing transportation, housing, security, etc.). Describe the actions that will be taken to care for evacuee’s animals/pets/livestock or to instruct evacuees on how to manage the care of their animals/pets/livestock during an evacuation and in returning home when permitted. Include shelter-in-place actions. Describe how agencies will coordinate the decision to return evacuees to their homes (including individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs), including informing evacuees about health concerns and actions they should take when returning to homes/businesses. Describe the actions that will be taken if the general public refuses to evacuate. Describe how accessible transportation resources (including para-transit service vehicles, school buses, municipal surface transit vehicles, drivers, and/or trained attendants) that can provide needed services during an evacuation are identified. Describe the actions that will be taken to evacuate and transport household pets from their homes and how those pets will be transported to and cared for at a congregate pet shelter (registration, documentation, tracking and reuniting with their owners if they are separated during assisted evacuations)... Describe how household pet owners will determine where congregate household pet shelters are located and which shelter to use. H. Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing, and Human Services (ESF-6) - procedures used to implement sheltering and mass care operations for the evacuees. TANF and non-TANF Disaster Assistance programs may be triggered by a Governor’s Declaration. Associated Target Capabilities: Mass Care; Citizen Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place; Emergency Public Information and Warning Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Shelter Establishment and Setup Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to identify, open, and staff emergency shelters, including the temporary use of reception centers while waiting for shelters to officially open. Describe mutual aid agreements that are in place with other jurisdictions for receiving sheltering assistance, including providing shelters when it is not practical to do so locally. Describe the conditions under which in-place and non-congregate sheltering (e.g. trailer, hotel) will be used (snow emergencies, chemical incidents, pandemics, etc.) and identify which agencies will support these operations and how they will determine when to implement these operations. Describe how the jurisdiction will ensure the physical and programmatic accessibility of shelter facilities, effective communication using multiple methods, full access to emergency services, and reasonable modification of programs or policies where needed. Describe how shelters will coordinate their operations with on-site and off-site support agencies Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to inform the public about sheltering-in-place (implementation, updates and termination). Sustenance and Feeding Describe the plans, methods, and agencies/organizations responsible for the distribution of emergency relief items (e.g., hygiene kits, cleanup items, infant care supplies). Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-11 Describe the agencies/organizations and methods for providing feeding services both within the shelter facilities and at other identified feeding sites or mobile feeding operations. Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to provide short-term lodging and other mass care needs (beds/cots, food/water, crisis counseling, phones, clergy support, household pets/service animals support). Functional Needs Sheltering http://www.ema.ohio.gov/Plans_FunctionalNeedsGuidance.aspx Describe the agencies and methods they will use to provide care and support for institutionalized populations, children, individuals with disabilities, and others with access and functional needs, including their caregivers. Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to ensure that the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines govern shelter site selection and operation. http://www.ada.gov/2010ADAstandards_index.htm Describe the method by which necessary developmentally appropriate supplies (diapers, formula, age-appropriate foods), staff, medicines, durable medical equipment, and supplies that would be needed during an emergency for children with disabilities and other special health care needs will be addressed. Describe the mechanisms or processes for handling and providing services for unaccompanied minors in shelters Describe the method to provide guidance on the admission and treatment of service animals. Sheltering Safety Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to identify, screen, and handle evacuees exposed to hazards from a disaster (infectious waste, polluted floodwaters, chemical hazards) and to keep the shelter free of contamination. Describe how shelters will keep evacuees informed about incident status, including information about actions that shelter residents may need to take when they return home. Family Reunification Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to notify and inform the public about the status of injured or missing relatives. Pet Sheltering Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to care for household pets and service animals that are brought to shelters. Describe the provisions for the sheltering of unclaimed animals that cannot be immediately transferred to an animal control shelter or when non-eligible animals are brought to a shelter. Describe the method for household pet registration (including identification of a current rabies vaccination for all animals). Identify and describe the actions that will be taken for pre-disaster inspections and development of agreements for each congregate household pet facility. Describe the method for identifying equipment and supplies that may be needed to operate each congregate household pet shelter, as well as supplies that household pet owners may bring with them to the congregate shelter. Describe the method for the reunion of rescued animals with their owners. Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to address the long-term care, permanent relocation, or disposal of unclaimed pets. Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-12 I. Public Health and Medical Services - actions that will be taken to provide for the public’s general health as a result of the emergency. Associated Target Capabilities: Food and Agriculture Safety and Defense; Epidemiological Surveillance and Investigation; Laboratory Testing; Environmental Health; Isolation and Quarantine; Emergency Public Information and Warning; Medical Surge; Medical Supplies Management and Distribution; Mass Prophylaxis; Fatality Management Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Public Health Public Health Surveillance and Testing − Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to provide testing of products for public consumption. − Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to provide environmental sampling, analysis, testing, and confirmation of lab specimens. − Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to maintain and provide public health surveillance systems to assess and address public health issues, including early detection, reporting, mitigation, and evaluation of expected and unexpected public health conditions. − Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to assess and address public health issues resulting from emergencies and disasters (food/water safety, biological concerns, transportation, security, crowd control, etc.) and to prioritize how those issues will be managed. − Identify and describe how response actions are coordinated between the local health department, incident command post/EOC, and supporting agencies for vaccination clinics, points of distribution, establishing quarantine, etc. Public Health Systems − Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to initiate, maintain, and demobilize medical surge capacity, including mutual aid agreements for medical facilities and equipment. − Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to assess and provide vector control services (insect & rodent controls, biological wastes/contamination, use of pesticides). − Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to test and ensure the safety of potable water, bulk water, and temporary water systems in the jurisdiction when water systems are not functioning (private sources, boil orders, use private wells). − Describe the agencies and methods they will use to provide alternate sources for human waste disposal (arrange portable latrines, encourage sharing with those who have their own septic systems). − Describe the public health actions related to isolation and quarantine operations and identify the agencies that would have responsibilities for those actions. − Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to identify and respond to gravesites/cemeteries that are impacted by the disaster (recover and replace unearthed/ floating/missing coffins, review records to confirm identification, manage closed/historical gravesites). − Describe the use and coordination of health professionals from outside agencies to support local response needs (poison control centers, ODH, CDC, Funeral Director’s Assoc., MRC). − Identify potential sources for medical and general health supplies that will be needed during a disaster (medical equipment, pharmaceutical supplies, labs, toxicologists). Note: This information could be maintained as a separate tab in this plan, or in the jurisdiction’s Resource Manual. Public Health and Functional Needs − Identify the lead agency for providing health and medical support to individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-13 − Describe the mechanisms or processes to effectively identify children and families who will need additional assistance, as well as individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, with their specific health-related needs in advance of, during, and following an emergency. − Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to assess and provide behavioral health services for the general public (including individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs) impacted by an emergency or disaster. Public Health Information − Describe the use and coordination of health professionals, incident commanders, and PIOs to issue public health alerts and media releases. Medical Services Medical/Patient Care/Mass Casualty/Mass Fatality - functions used to provide immediate medical assistance to those directly impacted by the emergency. Associated Target Capabilities: Emergency Triage and Pre-Hospital Treatment; Medical Surge; Medical Supplies Management and Distribution; Fatality Management Incident Containment, Stabilization and Triage − Identify and describe the actions that will be taken by emergency medical personnel to contain and stabilize a disaster (setup triage, provide initial treatment, conduct/coordinate transport). − Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to track patients from the incident scene through their courses of care. − Describe how emergency system patient transport and tracking systems are interoperable with national and U.S. Department of Defense systems. − Identify and describe the actions that hospitals, within or outside the jurisdiction, will take to assist medical operations with on-scene personnel (prioritize patient arrival, divert patients to other sites when full/less capable, conduct decontamination operations, provide triage team support). − Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to decontaminate patients, individuals with access and functional needs, children, and household pets and service animals for exposure to chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological hazards both at the scene of the incident and at treatment facilities. Mass Casualty and Fatality Incident Support and Coordination − Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to coordinate with private agencies to support on-scene medical operations (life-flight, private EMS) including the actions to stage and integrating assets at the scene. − Identify the agencies and the actions that will be taken to manage on-scene functions of mass casualty/fatality events (body identification, expanded mortuary services, notify next of kin). – Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to provide assistance and support for mass casualty and mass fatality incidents (not on-scene). − Identify and describe the tasks that the coroner/medical examiner will take during an emergency or disaster (victim identification, morgue operations and expansion, mortuary services, DMORT activation), and how they will be coordinated with responders (EMS officer, ICP/EOC, local hospitals). − Describe plans for recovering human remains, transferring them to the mortuary facility, establishing a family assistance center, assisting with personal effects recovery, conducting autopsies, identifying victims, and returning remains to the victims’ families for final disposition. − Describe the actions that health department personnel will take to support on-scene medical and local hospital operations in obtaining additional resources when local supplies are likely to be exhausted. Medical Surge and Resource Management − Identify and describe the process for identifying shortfalls in medical supplies and durable medical equipment (backboards, meds, etc.) and then to acquire those additional resources either locally or from external sources. − Identify and describe the actions the jurisdiction will take to coordinate the activation of Hospital and EMS CHEMPACKS from the Strategic National Stockpile Program. Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-14 J. Public Works and Engineering (Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources [CIKR] Restoration)– actions used to identify and coordinate the repair/replace/restore public works, utilities, facilities, roads, bridges, and critical infrastructure issues that otherwise can create additional hazards to the local population. Associated Target Capabilities: Restoration of Lifelines; Critical Infrastructure Protection Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Reference SOPs and/or Resource manual that identify and describes the actions that will be taken to determine qualified contractors offering recovery/restoration services. Reference SOPs and/or Resource manual that identify and describes the actions that will be taken to coordinate credentialing protocols so personnel have access to critical sites following an incident. Identify the agencies and the actions they will take to identify, prioritize, and coordinate the work to repair/restore public facilities and vital services (utilities, government buildings, parks, etc.). Identify the actions that will be taken by support agencies to assist in the stabilization of an emergency or disaster site (public works to support heavy equipment rescue needs, engineer’s office to control or provide access to/from the immediate area, etc.). Identify the agencies and the actions they will take to identify, prioritize, and coordinate the work to repair/restore local roads, bridges, and culverts (along city, county, township, state, U.S., interstate routes). Identify the agencies and the actions that will be taken to repair/restore local water and waste systems (water/waste treatment plants, sewer/water lines, public/private wells, shutoff of gas/electric in flooded areas, restoration of critical systems, controlling underground water/gas main breaks) to include providing temporary water and waste systems until normal operations resume. Reference the jurisdiction’s Hazard Analysis that identifies and describes the likely types of energy and utility problems that will be created as a result of identified hazards (downed power lines, wastewater discharges, ruptured underground storage tanks). Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to identify, prioritize, and coordinate the removal of debris from roadways to ensure access for local responders (snow/debris removal, stream clearance of debris/ice), including the coordination of road closures and the establishment of alternate access routes. Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to coordinate with utility and fuel providers in order to protect affected populations during incidents when there are periods of extreme temperatures and/or shortages of energy and other utilities. Describe the jurisdiction’s planned response actions to preserve, conserve, rehabilitate, recover, and restore natural and cultural resources and historic properties. Debris Management – actions taken to coordinate the clean-up and disposal of debris from a disaster site. Associated Target Capabilities: Environmental Health; Structural Damage Assessment; Economic and Community Recovery The Ohio EMA Recovery Branch maintains extensive guidance for Debris Management operations on the Ohio EMA website at: http://www.ema.ohio.gov/Recovery_DebrisInfo.aspx The Ohio EMA guidance includes a Debris Plan Review Cross Walk that should be used to determine the correct Planning Elements in a stand-alone Debris Management Plan: http://www.ema.ohio.gov/Documents/DRB/DEBRIS%20PLAN%20CROSSWALK_20140512.xlsx K. Damage Assessment- actions to be taken to determine the extent of damage caused by the disaster to private and public property and facilities. Associated Target Capabilities: Structural Damage Assessment Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Identify the agencies and the actions they will take to conduct and coordinate damage assessments on private property (homeowners, businesses, renters). Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-15 Identify the agencies and the actions they will take to coordinate damage assessments on public property (government, private, non-profit). Identify the agencies and the actions they will take to collect, organize, and report initial damage assessment information within the first 12 to 36 hours of the disaster/emergency. Identify and describe the actions they will take to request supplemental state/federal assistance. Reference SOPs and/or Resource manual that contain damage assessment forms that are used locally (state-adopted or state-recommended emergency management agency’s damage and needs assessment form or a county equivalent). L. Firefighting- actions used by jurisdiction personnel to implement the immediate life safety procedures and to stabilize the actual scene of the emergency so that recovery operations can proceed. Associated Target Capabilities: On-site Incident Management; Emergency Public Safety and Security Response Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Describe the actions that will be taken to support the detection and suppression of wildland, rural, and urban fires, either separate from, or resulting from another incident. M. Logistics Management and Resource Support Planning Elements Identify and describe the actions that will be taken for resource management operations,,including the pre-positioning of resources to efficiently and effectively respond to an incident. Describe the jurisdiction’s plans for establishing logistical staging areas for internal and external response personnel, equipment, and supplies, and points of distribution for the incident support. Identify and describe the jurisdiction’s role in regional logistics support plans. Describe the jurisdiction’s strategies for transporting materials through restricted areas, quarantine lines (animal disease), law enforcement checkpoints, and so forth that are agreed upon by all affected parties. Describe how incoming equipment and materiel requests will be tracked, recorded, and monitored. N. Search and Rescue - actions used by jurisdiction personnel to implement the immediate life safety and lifesaving procedures. Associated Target Capabilities: Search and Rescue Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Identify the agencies and describe the actions they will take to conduct and implement specific search and rescue operations such as: structural collapse (urban), confined space, heavy equipment, river rescue, dive teams, waterborne, inland/wilderness, aeronautical. Identify the agencies and describe the actions they will take to monitor distress, communications, location of distressed personnel, coordination, and execution of rescue operations including extrication or evacuation. O. Hazardous Materials Response Planning Elements Describe the actions to prevent, minimize, or mitigate hazardous materials releases. Describe the methods to detect and assess the extent of contamination (including sampling and analysis and environmental monitoring). Describe the methods to stabilize a release and prevent the spread of contamination. Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-16 Identify the functions related to establishing exclusion zones to protect the public (Hot or Evacuation Area, and Warm or Safety/Buffer zones). Describe the options for environmental cleanup and waste disposition; implementation of environmental cleanup; and storage, treatment, and disposal of oil and hazardous materials. P. Agriculture and Food Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Describe the process to determine nutrition assistance needs, obtain appropriate food supplies, and arrange for delivery of the supplies for the support of mass care operations. Describe the jurisdiction’s plans to respond to animal and plant diseases and pests, including an outbreak of a highly contagious or economically devastating animal/zoonotic disease or an outbreak of a harmful or economically significant plant pest or disease. Describe the jurisdiction’s plans to support operations to ensure the safety and security of the food supply. Describe the jurisdiction’s plans to locally support National Veterinary Stockpile operations in response to an animal disease outbreak. Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to assess and provide food production and agricultural safety services (e.g., conducting a coordinated investigation of food and agricultural events or agricultural or animal disease outbreaks). Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to assess and provide animal care services (remove and dispose of carcasses, rescue/recover displaced household pets/livestock, provide emergency veterinary care, treat endangered wildlife). Include agencies, veterinarians, animal hospitals, the Humane Society, and the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources. Q. Energy Planning Elements Describe the process to address significant disruptions in energy supplies, whether caused by physical disruption of energy transmission and distribution systems, unexpected operational failure of such systems, or unusual economic or international political events. R. Law Enforcement/Public Safety and Security Planning Elements Describe the method by which public safety and security resources will be provided to support incident operations, and identify the actions that will be taken by Law Enforcement personnel to contain and stabilize an incident site (crowd control, hostage negotiation, evacuation support, evidence collection, perimeter control, roadway/detour management). Reference SOPs and/or Resource manual that describes the process to determine public safety and security requirements and to determine resource priorities. Reference SOPs and/or Resource manual that describes the process to maintain communication with supporting agencies to determine capabilities, assess the availability of resources, and track resources. S. Community Recovery Planning Elements Describe the coordination mechanisms and requirements for establishing or calling upon an existing Long-Term Recovery Committee. Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-17 Describe the methods of identifying long-term recovery needs of disaster survivors and local governments, to include special needs populations and incorporating these needs into recovery strategies. Describe the methods of identifying housing needs and resources for disaster survivors. Describe the methods of identifying environmental restoration issues. Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to identify and address the public’s unmet needs during response and recovery operations, including establishing and working with a long-term recovery committee. T. Financial Management Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Identify and describe the actions that will be taken to ensure that the jurisdiction’s financial management and support operations are conducted in accordance with established law, policies, regulations, and standards. U. Mutual Aid/Multi-Jurisdictional Coordination Planning Elements Describe the actions that will be taken by the jurisdiction to establish and execute mutual aid agreements and multijurisdictional coordination in support of incident response. V. Private Sector Coordination (Support Annex F) Planning Elements Describe the actions that will be taken by the jurisdiction to coordinate their response and recovery operations with the private sector (for-profit and not-for-profit) resources that are engaged in incident response and recovery activities. Describe the actions that will be taken by the jurisdiction to maintain a shared situational awareness across sectors and between the jurisdiction and the private sector as a whole. W. Volunteer and Donations Management - coordinating, collecting, and distributing goods and monetary donations following an emergency. Associated Target Capabilities: Volunteer Management and Donations; Community Preparedness and Participation; Emergency Public Information and Warning Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Donations Management Identify and describe the agencies and actions they will take to establish and staff donation management functions (activation, recordkeeping, cost documentation, reporting, set up toll-free hotlines, create databases, appoint a donations liaison/office, use support organizations). Identify and describe the agencies and actions they will take to verify and/or vet voluntary organizations and/or organizations operating relief funds. Identify and describe the agencies and actions they will take to collect, sort, manage, and distribute in-kind and unsolicited contributions, including methods for disposing of or refusing goods that are not acceptable. Identify and describe the agencies and actions they will take to coordinate donation management issues with neighboring districts and the state’s donations management system. Identify and describe the agencies and processes used to tell the general public about the donations program (instructions on items to bring and not bring, scheduled drop-off sites and times, the way to send monies), including a process for issuing routine updates. Identify and describe the agencies and actions they will take to receive, manage, and distribute cash contributions. Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to manage the demobilization of donations management operations following an emergency or disaster. Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-18 Pre-identify sites that will likely be used to sort and manage in-kind contributions (private warehouses, government facilities). Volunteer Management Describe the method by which unaffiliated volunteers and unaffiliated organizations (non-VOAD) will be managed and their resources applied to incident response and recovery activities (for example, establishing a Volunteer Reception Center) Identify and describe the agencies and actions they will take to handle the spontaneous influx of volunteers at the incident scene (Split this section with subheadings for Volunteer Mgt vs. Donations Mgt.) Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to establish and manage a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC), including the identification of VRC sites and facilities. X. Worker Safety and Health - actions employed on-scene to ensure responder safety. Associated Target Capabilities: Responder Health and Safety Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Describe the actions to be taken to ensure response and recovery worker safety and health during incident response and recovery and the purpose of appointing a safety officer (brief personnel on existing hazards, halt operations that are unsafe, monitor and manage responder stay-times, rest/rehabilitation considerations, etc.). Identify and describe the agencies/resources and the actions they will take to establish an accountability system for on-scene personnel who are operating in/around the immediate hazard area. Describe/identify the safety actions that are in-place, including providing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), for incident responders to operate within a defined exclusion zone (hot or evacuation area, and warm or safety/buffer zone), including operations to account for personnel as they enter and leave a hazard zone. Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to setup and/or provide decontamination at the scene of any emergency (contamination by floodwaters or other infectious hazards, for example). Identify and describe the agencies and the actions they will take to provide mental health support to responders during and after an incident. Y. Prevention and Protection/Terrorism Response- describe the methods to be followed to conduct basic prevention and protection activities. Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Prevention Activities - This process is used to identify prevention activities designed to reduce the risk of terrorism. − Describe the process for managing and ensuring operational and threat awareness among government organizations and sectors. − Describe the process for sharing information between the fusion center(s) and the EOC(s). Protection Activities - This process is used to identify protection activities designed to reduce the risk of terrorism. − Describe the process for managing the CIKR identification and protection efforts involving all threats and hazards. Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-19 Hazard-Specific Planning - These are emergency planning and response considerations that apply to a specific hazard. Some hazards have unique planning requirements that are required and/or recommended to be discussed by specific state and federal laws. Other hazards require more detailed planning specific to that hazard. The planning team should review planning requirements for each of the jurisdiction’s identified hazards and determine how the EOP can best address and meet the planning needs. Natural Hazards - These are events created by nature and are typically weather-related. This is not an exhaustive list of natural hazards. A hazard analysis should be conducted for the jurisdiction that identifies what natural hazards could require the activation of the EOP. In this section, the jurisdiction should account for where the plan identifies/discusses specific concerns, capabilities, training, procedures, agencies, and resources that will be used to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the natural hazards that are listed below. Account for where in the plan the hazardunique actions and methods that the jurisdiction will use to prepare for and respond to the individual natural hazards are addressed. Standard Minimum Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Floods - (flash floods, inundation floods, floods resulting from dam failures or ice jams, etc.). Include a discussion of 100-year and common floodplains, etc., and how/where floods are likely to impact the jurisdiction. Severe Storms and Tornadoes - Include a hazard analysis summary that discusses where/how tornadoes are likely to impact the jurisdiction, historical/seasonal trends, damage levels eF0-eF5, etc. Identify/discuss the jurisdiction’s specific concerns, capabilities, training, procedures, agencies, and resources that will be used to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from severe storms and tornadoes. Standard Minimum Planning Elements Winter Storms - Address the hazard-unique actions and methods that the jurisdiction will use to prepare for and respond to winter storm emergencies/disasters. Discuss how the jurisdiction will mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from winter storms, blizzards, ice jams, ice storms, etc. Include a hazard analysis summary that discusses where/how winter storms are likely to impact the jurisdiction. Droughts - Discuss how the jurisdiction will mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from droughts, including water conservation, public water outages, wildfire issues, etc. Include a hazard analysis summary that discusses where/how droughts are likely to impact the jurisdiction. Earthquakes - Discuss how the jurisdiction will mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from earthquakes. Include a hazard analysis summary that discusses where/how earthquakes are likely to impact the jurisdiction. Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-20 Technological Hazards - These are incidents that involve materials created by man and pose a hazard to the general public and environment. The jurisdiction should consider those events that could be caused accidentally (mechanical failure, human mistake, etc.), could be the result of another hazard (flood, storm, etc.), or could be caused intentionally. Account for where in the plan the hazard-unique actions and methods that the jurisdiction will use to prepare for and respond to the technological hazards are addressed. Standard Minimum Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Radiological - releases that involve radiological materials that are at licensed facilities, or are in transport. Associated Target Capabilities: CBRNE Detection; WMD and Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination. Identify/discuss the jurisdiction’s specific concerns, capabilities, training, agencies, and resources that will be used to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from radiological hazards. Include a hazard analysis summary that discusses where/how radiological materials are likely to impact the jurisdiction to include incidents at fixed facilities, along transportation routes, or as fallout from a nuclear weapon. If applicable, describe procedures that address the requirements of FEMA’s/NRC’s NUREG 0654 and the Code of Federal Regulations Chapter 44, Section 350, as it applies to the jurisdiction’s planning for incidents involving regulated Nuclear Power Plants (Davis Besse NPS, Perry NPP, and Beaver Valley NPS). Hazardous Materials - hazardous material releases that are manufactured, stored, or used at fixed facilities, or that are in transport within the jurisdiction (if not addressed in a functional annex, such as ESF-10). This may include materials that exhibit incendiary or explosive properties when released. Associated Target Capabilities: CBRNE Detection; WMD and Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination. Note: ORC 3750.04 requires each LEPC to develop a Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan that this topic. ORC 5502.38 requires that the local EMA shall incorporate the LEPC’s plan into the EMA’s planning and preparedness activities. Specific planning criteria established by Ohio’s State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) must be reviewed and addressed in order to develop the LEPC Plan. Describe how the Local Emergency Planning Committee’s (LEPC) “Stand-Alone” Plan is coordinated with the jurisdiction’s EOP. Describe the actions that the planning team used to adhere to the SERC (State Emergency Response Commission) criteria in the development of the EOP. Biological Emergencies - Address the hazard-unique actions and methods that the jurisdiction will use to prepare for and respond to incidents that are biological in nature (viruses, bacteria, infectious wastes, epidemics, etc.). Associated Target Capabilities: CBRNE Detection; Animal Disease Emergency Support; Epidemiological Surveillance and Investigation; Laboratory Testing; Food and Agriculture Safety and Defense Identify/discuss the jurisdiction’s specific concerns, capabilities, training, procedures, agencies, and resources that will be used to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from epidemic diseases and biological incidents (West Nile Virus, Hoof and Mouth, Small Pox, etc.). Include a hazard analysis summary that discusses where/how biological incidents are likely to impact the community. Lethal Chemical Agents and Munitions - incidents that deal with lethal chemical agents and/or munitions (sarin, mustard, and VX). Associated Target Capabilities: Explosive Device Operations; CBRNE Detection; WMD and Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination Identify/discuss the jurisdiction’s specific concerns, capabilities, training, procedures, agencies, and resources that will be used to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from lethal chemical agents and/or munitions (sarin, mustard, and VX). Include a hazard analysis summary that discusses where/how chemical agent incidents are likely to impact the community. Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-21 Adversarial/Human-Caused Hazards - These are incidents that are created by man, either intentionally or accidentally. This is not an exhaustive list of hazards. A hazard analysis should be conducted to identify what human-caused incidents could require activation of the EOP. Standard Minimum Planning Elements Plan Location: Section & Page Comments Terrorism – Incidents involving the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. Associated Target Capabilities: Intelligence and Information Sharing and Dissemination; Information Gathering and Recognition of Indicators and Warnings; Intelligence Analysis and Production; Counter-Terror Investigation and Law Enforcement; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Food and Agriculture Safety and Defense; Epidemiological Surveillance and Investigation; Laboratory Testing; Explosive Device Operations; CBRNE Detection; WMD and Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination Identify and describe the jurisdiction’s specific concerns, capabilities, training, agencies, and resources that will be used to prevent, protect against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from terrorist acts. The incidents covered should include, but not be limited to, attacks involving weapons of mass destruction, such as CBRNE incidents. Civil Unrest - Address the hazard-unique actions and methods that the jurisdiction will use to prepare for and respond to civil unrest incidents. Associated Target Capabilities: Emergency Public Safety and Security Response Identify/discuss the jurisdiction’s specific concerns, capabilities, training, procedures, agencies, and resources that will be used to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from civil unrest emergencies (riots, school shootings, etc.). Additional Hazards (as applicable) - This section is to be used to account for actions that will be taken to prepare for and respond to other hazards that have been identified in the jurisdiction’s hazard analysis (mass casualty, airline/plane crash, train crash/derailment, school emergencies, etc.). Notes and Additional Recommendations/Actions Additional comments to help clarify particular planning needs/recommendations that were not mentioned in the above sections. Plan Development and Review Guidance for Local Emergency Operations Plans – EOP Checklist (January 2015) Page 2-22
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Emergency Operation Plan – Louisiana

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An emergency operations plan (EOP) is a document that explains the response plan of a
facility or rather any enterprise. The disaster management guidelines aim at making the operation
faster and more effective in times of emergency. As a result, this technique has been married into
many facilities from hospitals, to schools and apartments as well as states. In this document, we
shall be outlining the EOP of the state of Louisiana.
Hazard-Specific Plan
In this section, we look at the analysis of an EOP plan for the preparation of a hazardspecific appendix for flooding and dam failure. First, the initial response to the hazard o...


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