Initiating Preparedness Actions

and Initial Response

Initiating Preparedness Actions and Initial Response

  • Activating the Emergency Response Plan/ Safety & Risk Plan
  • Use of Existing/ Established Resources and Systems
  • Warnings and Notifications
  • Request, Mobilize, Deploy and Lean Forward
  • Establish Forward Staging Areas and Base of Operations
  • Pre-Stage Assets for Rapid Deployment
  • Establish Initial Incident Priorities and Objectives
  • Implement the Planning “P”

Incident Stabilization

  • Estimate the Potential Course and Harm
  • Refine/Adjust Incident Priorities and Objectives
  • Use of Mutual Aid, Local and Statewide Assistance
  • Evaluate Effectiveness of Operations

Sustained Operations

  • Plan for the next Operational Period: 12, 24, 72 & 96 hours ahead
  •  Provide for Basic Human Needs
  • Shelter, food, water, medications, pets
  • Points of Distribution (POD’s)
  • Liaising with local business
  • Plan for Relief of Personnel

Protective Measures for Life Safety

  • Evacuation
  • Sheltering
  • Sheltering-in-place
  • Lockdown/Barricade
  • Security

Property & Environmental Conservation Efforts

  • Stabilize, Isolate, Contain, and Remove
  • Security
  • Windshield Surveys/ Damage Assessments
  • Re-Entry & Security

Demobilization & Documentation

  • Debrief
  • After Action Reports
  • Recognition & Reward

Training & Exercises

  • Exercise procedures with Drills
  • Table Top Exercises
  • Functional /Full Scale

Core Capabilities: Response

Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident.

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