Preparedness

  Preparedness

Preparedness: planning how to respond when an emergency or disaster occurs and working to marshal the resources to respond effectively.

 
 
1. Coordinate and/or prepare plans for all operational emergency support functions for the Lake County Emergency Operations Plan; develop, organize, and administer the plan review program; review and reconcile differences of opinion regarding adequacy of the LCEOP and agency SOP’s. Assist individual agencies in the development of their standard operating procedures as they pertain to the LCEOP.
 
 2. Prepare reports, procedures, and documentation (memorandums of understanding, mutual aid agreements, intergovernmental agreements, interagency agreements) that support county emergency management functions.
 
3. Research, collect information, and utilize the Emergency Management Information System to assist state and local decision makers in emergency operations decision making.
 
4. Research, monitor and explain policy regulations and operating procedures as required.
 
5. Coordinate with media, businesses and public agencies to develop public information and educational programs.
 
6. Plan for and/or coordinate the maintenance of the county Emergency Operations Center facilities and equipment to ensure continuous readiness for immediate activation when needed.
 
7. Conduct research and develop training in response to county needs.
 
8. Plan and/or ensure that all training programs are in compliance with state and federal regulations.
 
References:
 
National Response Plan – U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Updated 11/04) and all other related to specific operations.
 
Colorado State Emergency Operations Plan (revised 2003)
 
Colorado Strategy for Homeland Security (specifically appdix. B & C)
 
South Central, South and Southeast Regional Emergency Plan (Draft 11/03)
 
Lake County Local (All-Hazard) Emergency Operations Plan (adopted 10/03)
 

 

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