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					   Hazard Specific Annex - S


Catastrophic Incident Plan




  Jefferson County, Alabama
Jefferson County, Alabama
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Table of Contents
I.    Introduction ........................................................................................................................................... 5
    A.     Purpose .......................................................................................................................................... 5
    B.     Scope ............................................................................................................................................. 5
    C.     Policies........................................................................................................................................... 6
II. Situation and Assumptions ..................................................................................................................... 6
III.     Concept of Operations ........................................................................................................................ 8
    A.     Phase I – Pre-incident ..................................................................................................................... 8
    B.     Phase II – During Incident .............................................................................................................. 9
IV.      Direction and Control ....................................................................................................................... 13
    A.     Emergency Management .............................................................................................................. 13
    B.     Chief Elected Official ................................................................................................................... 13
    C.     Incident Command ....................................................................................................................... 13
V. Roles and Responsibilities .................................................................................................................... 13
    A.     General......................................................................................................................................... 13
    B.     Emergency Management/Chief Elected Official............................................................................ 14
    C.     Planning Section........................................................................................................................... 15
    D.     Logistics Section .......................................................................................................................... 16
    E. Operations Section ........................................................................................................................... 17
    F. Finance/Administration Section........................................................................................................ 17
    G.     Supporting Agencies..................................................................................................................... 18




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                                Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

                                    Hazard-specific Annex - S

                            Catastrophic Incident Plan

I. INTRODUCTION

    A. Purpose

        The Catastrophic Incident Plan (CIP) to the Jefferson County Comprehensive Emergency
        Management Plan (CEMP) establishes the strategy for implementing and coordinating an accelerated,
        proactive state response to a catastrophic incident. A catastrophic incident, as defined in the NRF, is
        any natural or manmade incident, including terrorism that produces extraordinary levels of mass
        casualties, damage, and disruption severely affecting the population, infrastructure, environment,
        economy, and government functions. Such an event would immediately exceed resources normally
        available in the Local, State, Federal and private sectors, and therefore would require State/Federal/
        assistance in a timelier manner than typically could be provided.

        Recognizing that State and/or Federal resources will be required to augment profoundly overwhelmed
        local response efforts, the Catastrophic Incident Plan establishes protocols to pre-designate and
        rapidly deploy key resources (e.g., medical teams, search and rescue teams, shelters, transportable
        shelters, medical and equipment caches, etc.) that are expected to be urgently needed or required to
        save lives and contain incidents.

    B. Scope

        A catastrophic incident is any natural or manmade incident, including terrorism, which results in
        extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the population,
        infrastructure, environment, economy, national morale, and/or government functions. A catastrophic
        incident could result in sustained impact over a prolonged period of time; almost immediately
        exceeds resources normally available to local and private-sector authorities in the impacted area; and
        significantly interrupts governmental operations and emergency services to such an extent that
        security could be threatened. These factors drive the urgency for coordinated planning to ensure
        accelerated assistance.

        When an incident overwhelms Jefferson County, the State and mutual aid resources, the Governor
        may request Federal assistance. In such cases, Jefferson County, the State and the Federal
        Government will collaborate to provide the necessary assistance. Accordingly, upon designation by
        the Secretary of Homeland Security of a catastrophic incident, Federal resources, organized into
        incident-specific “packages,” deploy in accordance with the National Response Framework
        Catastrophic Incident Supplement (NRF-CIS) and in coordination with Jefferson County, State and
        incident command structure.



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    C. Policies

           1. If an event is catastrophic in nature, the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency
              directs implementation of the CIP.

           2. All deploying resources remain under the control of their respective department or agency during
              mobilization and deployment.

           3. Resources arriving at a mobilization center or staging area remain there until requested by local
              incident command authorities, when they are integrated into the incident response effort.

           4. Jefferson County entities will conduct planning in collaboration with the State for catastrophic
              incidents as part of their ready-state preparedness activities.

           5. Jefferson County, in collaboration with AEMA, develops proactive plans for activation and
              implementation of the CIP, to include situations where local governments are incapable of
              responding and where the State may temporarily assume roles typically performed by local
              governments.

           6. The occurrence or threat of multiple or successive catastrophic incidents may significantly reduce
              the size, speed, and depth of the response. If deemed necessary or prudent, the AEMA may
              reduce the availability or allocation of finite resources when multiple venues are competing for
              the same resources, or hold certain resources in reserve in case of additional incidents.

II. SITUATION

    A. Catastrophic Event can be either an anticipated or an unexpected incident.

           1. An anticipated event will allow for advance Alert, Warning, Notification, planning and
              preparedness.

           2. An unexpected event will catch the public unaware, which will likely result in a greater number
              of casualties.

           3   Planning for an unexpected event should contribute to a less chaotic and more effective response.

    B. An event will require a huge human effort on the part of government leaders and workers, volunteers
       and emergency response and management personnel.

    C. An effective response will not occur if the government fails to function

    D. Resource acquisition and management will be a crucial function.

    E. Procurement of some resources, such as generators, will be easier if relationships are built in advance
       with key representatives from businesses that can provide them.

    F. Some communications systems used by response personnel are not equipped with emergency power
       supplies.

    G. All emergency power supplies are temporary unless replenished (i.e., fuel supplies restocked,
       batteries replaced).

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    H. Communications systems may fail due to damage. This may have an adverse impact on critical
       operations such as EF- 4 Alert, Warning and Notification and EF – 1 Managing Emergency
       Operations.

    I.   State and federal resources will likely take 24-72 hours to arrive in the area.

    J. Evacuation will put a strain on the response due to the time investment and traffic congestion.

    K. Looting and civil unrest should be expected.

    L. The nature of a catastrophic event will require a massive response of manpower. This is especially
       true of law enforcement.

    M. Procurement of resources from local concerns will be difficult due to closed businesses and/or
       evacuated staff.

    N. Due to difficult conditions and welfare of family members, response and government personnel may
       self-evacuate.

    O. Damage and/or debris may affect transportation, slowing evacuation, response and resource delivery.

    P. Other agencies working in the theater may attempt to seize, control, or re- appropriate resources
       ordered by local officials.

    Q. Local officials will be overwhelmed simply by the presence of an enormous response from federal
       agencies and volunteers.

    R. The Emergency Operations Center could be overwhelmed by the presence of people from local, state
       and federal agencies assigned to the incident.

    S. The National Response Framework contains special guidelines for the federal response to a
       Catastrophic Event.

III. PLANNING ASSUMPTIONS

    A. A catastrophic incident may result in large numbers of casualties and/or displaced persons. During an
       incident response, priority is given to human life-saving operations.

    B. The nature and scope of a catastrophic incident may immediately overwhelm local response
       capabilities and require immediate State support.

    C. A detailed and credible common operating picture may not be achievable for 24 to 48 hours (or
       longer) after the incident. As a result, response activities must begin without the benefit of a detailed
       or complete situation and critical needs assessment.

    D. A catastrophic incident will necessitate implementation of the CIP, Local State of Emergency and
       may trigger a Presidential Disaster Declaration at the request of the Governor.




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    E. The nature and scope of the catastrophic incident may include chemical, biological, radiological,
       nuclear, or high-yield explosive attacks, disease epidemics, cyber attacks, and major natural or
       manmade hazards.

    F. A catastrophic incident has unique dimensions/characteristics requiring that response plans/strategies
       be flexible enough to effectively address emerging needs and requirements.

    G. A catastrophic incident may occur with little or no warning. Some incidents, such as rapid disease
       outbreaks, may be well underway before detection.

    H. Multiple incidents may occur simultaneously or sequentially in contiguous and/or noncontiguous
       areas. Some incidents, such as a biological WMD attack, may be dispersed over a large geographic
       area and lack a defined incident site.

    I.     A catastrophic incident may produce environmental impacts (e.g., persistent chemical, biological, or
           radiological contamination) that severely challenge the ability and capacity of governments and
           communities to achieve a timely recovery.

    J. State support must be provided in a timely manner to save lives, prevent human suffering, and
       mitigate severe damage. This may require mobilizing and deploying resources before they are
       requested via normal AEMA EOC protocols. Large-scale evacuations, organized or self-directed,
       may occur. More people initially are likely to flee and shelter outside of areas involving chemical,
       biological, radiological, or nuclear agents than for natural events. The health related implications of
       these incidents may aggravate attempts to implement a coordinated evacuation management strategy.

    K. Large numbers of people may be left temporarily or permanently homeless and may require
       prolonged temporary housing.

    L. A catastrophic incident may have significant international dimensions. These include impacts on the
       health and welfare of border community populations, cross-border trade, transit, law enforcement
       coordination, and other areas.

IV. CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS

    A. Phase I – Pre-incident

           1. Public Warning and Emergency Public Information will be critical sections of the Plan to
              implement, especially for anticipated events. Review Emergency Public Information to insure the
              media relates facts and actionable information, not rumors (see EF - 4 Alert, Warning and
              Notification, EF – 5 Emergency Public Information).

           2. Develop and implement Evacuation or Crisis Relocation plan for the incident (see EF – 17
              Population Protection & Evacuation).

           3. Identify and implement any potential prevention measures.

           4. Identify suitable pre-staging facilities for personnel and equipment resources.

           5. Identify protection measures for key assets and critical infrastructure.

           6. Muster command personnel and agency/department heads.

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            a. Focus on staffing, operational and logistical needs.

            b. Make sure necessary strategies are communicated to staff/response personnel.

        7. Issue advance Emergency Declaration.

        8. Acquire necessary local resources to sustain emergency and government operations and care for
           personnel.

        9. Identify anticipated external resource needs and request them. Refer to EF – 7 Logistics
           Management.

        10. Activate Emergency Operations Center and establish work schedule.

        11. Establish an off-site Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) to provide overflow workspace
            for Emergency Operations Center. Establish coordination and communications between the
            MACC and the EOC.

        12. Insure response personnel are secured in staging areas before incident occurs.

    B. Phase II – During Incident

        1. Applicable to either an anticipated or unexpected incident.

        2. Conduct Alert, Warning and Notification, and Emergency Public Information activities. Expect
           any operating broadcast media facilities to be doing “wall-to-wall coverage”. Review Emergency
           Public Information to insure the media relates facts and actionable information, not rumors.

        3. Activate Emergency Operations Center and plan initial operational activity.

        4. Conduct damage assessment and rescue operations only when reasonable safety to response
           personnel and proper command and control can be assured.

        5. Issue Emergency Declaration.

        6. What resource needs can be anticipated? Refer to EF – 7 Logistics Management and issue
           requests as soon as possible.

    C. Local Response

        1. Continuity of Operations (COOP)/Continuity of Government (COG)

            Following a catastrophic event, segments of local authorities as well as nongovernmental
            organizations (NGOs) and the private sector may be severely compromised. The Jefferson
            County must be prepared to fill potential gaps to ensure continuity of government and public and
            private sector operations. The incident may cause significant disruption of the impacted area’s
            critical infrastructure, such as energy, transportation, telecommunications, law enforcement, and
            public health and medical systems.

        2. Incident Condition

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            Normal procedures for certain Emergency Functions may be expedited or streamlined to address
            the magnitude of urgent requirements of the incident. All Emergency Functions must explore
            economies of scale to maximize utilization and efficiency of scarce resources. In the case of a
            catastrophic incident, it is expected that the State provide expedited assistance in one or more of
            the following areas:

            a. Mass Evacuations

                 While primarily a local responsibility, Jefferson County may request support a large-scale
                 evacuations, organized or self-directed, may occur. There may also be a need for evacuation
                 of large numbers of people out of the impacted area to safe areas in other States, requiring
                 significant transportation and shelter coordination and resources. There is likely to be
                 significant shortage of response and casualty/evacuee reception capabilities throughout the
                 impacted area.

            b. Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services

                 The ability to support the provision of temporary shelter, food, emergency first aid, and other
                 essential life support to people in the affected area may be complicated by contaminated
                 resources or facilities and impact the ability to quickly transport resources into the area.

            c. Search and Rescue

                 Resources and personnel to perform operational activities (e.g., locating, extricating, and
                 providing onsite medical treatment to victims trapped in collapsed structures) are limited. If
                 search and rescue operations are required in areas of contamination, the limited availability of
                 properly equipped resources supports or underscores the need for prompt State response.

            d. Decontamination

                 Incidents involving a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) may require decontamination of
                 casualties, evacuees, animals, equipment, buildings, critical infrastructure, and other areas.
                 Given the potentially large numbers of casualties and evacuees, resulting decontamination
                 requirements may quickly outstrip local capabilities.

            e. Public Health and Medical Support

                 There is a significant need for public health and medical support, including mental health
                 services. Medical support is required not only at medical facilities, but at casualty evacuation
                 points, evacuee and refugee points and shelters, and other locations to support field
                 operations. In addition, any contamination requirement increases the requirement for
                 technical assistance/resources.

            f.   Medical Equipment and Supplies

                 Shortages of available supplies of preventive and therapeutic pharmaceuticals and qualified
                 medical personnel to administer available prophylaxis are likely. Timely distribution of
                 prophylaxis may forestall additional illnesses, and reduce the impact of disease among those
                 already exposed.


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            g. Casualty and Fatality Management and Transportation

                 Jefferson County and State resources may be required to manage the transportation and
                 storage of deceased, injured, and exposed victims if their numbers are extremely high. In
                 addition, the immense numbers of casualties are likely to overwhelm the bed capacities of
                 local medical facilities.

            h. Public Safety and Security

                 State resources may be required to augment local authorities to protect the public and secure
                 the impacted area. Law enforcement and emergency management officials who normally
                 respond to incidents may be among those affected and unable to perform their duties.

            i.   Public Information

                 When local public communications channels are overwhelmed during a catastrophic incident,
                 Jefferson County may request that State immediately provide resources to assist in delivering
                 clear and coherent public information guidance and consistent messages to the affected areas.

    D. State Response

        State response operations and responsibilities are covered in the State of Alabama EOP. This annex
        addresses the proactive Federal response to be taken in anticipation of or following a catastrophic
        incident to rapidly provide critical resources to assist and augment state and local response efforts.

    E. Federal Response

        1. In accordance with NRF provisions for a proactive Federal response to catastrophic incidents, the
           NRF-CIA employs an expedited approach to the provision of Federal resources to save lives and
           contain the incident.

        2. Guiding principles for a proactive Federal catastrophic incident response include the following:

            a. The primary mission is to save lives, protect property and critical infrastructure, contain the
               event, and protect the national security.

            b. Standard procedures outlined in the NRF regarding requests for assistance may be expedited
               or, under extreme circumstances, temporarily suspended in the immediate aftermath of an
               incident of catastrophic magnitude, pursuant to existing law.

            c. Pre-identified Federal response resources are mobilized and deployed, and, if required, begin
               emergency operations to commence life-safety activities.

            d. Notification and full coordination with States occur, but the coordination process should not
               delay or impede the rapid mobilization and deployment of critical Federal resources.

        3. Upon recognition that a catastrophic incident condition (e.g., involving mass casualties and/or
           mass evacuation) exists, the Secretary of Homeland Security immediately begins, potentially in
           advance of a formal Presidential disaster declaration, DHS implementation of the NRF-CIA.
           Upon notification from the National Operations Center (NOC) that the NRF-CIA has been
           implemented, Federal departments and agencies immediately:

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                a. Take actions to activate, mobilize, and deploy incident-specific resources in accordance with
                   the NRF-CIS.

                b. Take actions to protect life, property, and critical infrastructure under their jurisdiction, and
                   provide assistance within the affected area.

                c. Commence those hazard-specific activities established under the appropriate and applicable
                   NRF Incident Annex(es), including the NRF-CIA.

                d. Commence functional activities and responsibilities established under the NRF ESF Annexes.

            3. NRF-CIA actions that the Federal Government takes in response to a catastrophic incident
               include:

                a. For no-notice or short-notice catastrophic events when there is little or no time to assess the
                   requirements of the State, tribal, and local authorities, all Federal departments and agencies
                   and the American Red Cross initiate actions to mobilize and deploy resources by scenario
                   type as planned for in the NRF-CIS.

                b. For those potential catastrophic incidents where there is time to coordinate with local, and
                   private-sector authorities, Federal departments and agencies and the American Red Cross will
                   pre-deploy appropriately tailored elements of the NRF-CIS, as well as other Federal
                   resources as required to meet the anticipated demands of the specific incident scenario.

                c. All Federal departments and agencies and organizations (e.g., the American Red Cross)
                   assigned primary or supporting ESF responsibilities immediately begin implementation of
                   those responsibilities, as appropriate or when directed by the President.

                d. Incident-specific resources and capabilities (e.g., medical teams, search and rescue teams,
                   equipment, transportable shelters, preventive and therapeutic pharmaceutical caches, etc.) are
                   activated and prepared for deployment to a Federal mobilization center or staging area near
                   the incident site. The development of site-specific catastrophic incident response strategies
                   (as detailed in the NRF-CIS) that include the pre-identification of incident-specific critical
                   resource requirements and corresponding deployment/employment strategies accelerate the
                   timely provision of critically skilled resources and capabilities.

                e. Regional Federal facilities (e.g., hospitals) are activated and prepared to receive and treat
                   casualties from the incident area. Federal facilities are directed to reprioritize services (in
                   some cases reducing or postponing certain customary services) until life-saving activities are
                   concluded. The development of site-specific catastrophic incident response plans that include
                   the pre-identification of projected casualty and mass care support requirements and
                   potentially available facilities expands the response architecture and accelerates the
                   availability of such resources.

                f.   Supplementary support agreements with NGOs and the private sector are activated.

            8. Given the projected high demand for Federal augmentation support, as well as the potential
               national security implications of a catastrophic incident, Federal departments and agencies may
               be asked to redirect efforts from their day-to-day responsibilities to support the response effort.


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V. DIRECTION AND CONTROL

    A. Emergency Management

        1. Activate the Emergency Operations Center at Level Four and maintain full support staff.

        2. Coordinate emergency management activities, Communications and Resource Management.

        3. Provide periodic situation reports (SITREPS) to the Chief Elected Official.

        4. Insure the work of the Emergency Operations Center properly supports the Incident Command.
           Additional staff will be needed for Logistics and Planning Sections.

        5. Oversee all phases of emergency management.

        6. Prevent the Emergency Operations Center from being overwhelmed by population.

    B. Chief Elected Official

        1. Oversee all functions of government and overall emergency response and management.

        2. Execute Emergency Declaration (see CEMP Section V: Recovery).

        3. Conduct executive and legislative action to pass emergency laws and orders.

    C. Incident Command

        1. Manage Incident Command Post functions.

        2. Oversee response functions, either from Incident or Area Command Post.

        3. Appoint and maintain full command staff.

        4. Coordinate Incident Planning and other emergency management functions with the Emergency
           Operations Center.

        5. Work with Emergency Operations Center to resolve or work around any mission-critical
           communications issues so that command and control is properly maintained.

        6. Manage the execution of the Incident Action Planning with other members of the Unified
           Command staff and Emergency Operations Center Planning personnel to determine work to be
           done and resources needed to do the work.

        7. Provide periodic situation reports (SITREPs) to Emergency Operations Center.

VI. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    A. General

        1. Response agencies are expected to fulfill their basic missions as defined in the Basic Plan, see
           [Roles and Responsibilities section].

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            2. Non-responder governmental agencies are expected to:

                a. Perform their basic mission.

                b. Participate in the ongoing function of the government in order to maintain order, serve the
                   public, and insure recovery from the incident.

                c. Perform designated emergency operations functions as defined in the Basic Plan, see Roles
                   and Responsibilities section].

                d. Be capable of performing their work under primitive and less-than-ideal conditions.

    B. Emergency Management/Chief Elected Official

            1. Initiate Alert, Warning, Notification, and Emergency Public Information measures.

            2. Expedite Evacuation Plan and assume evacuation measures will take more than 24 hours.
               Coordinate evacuation activity with Alabama Emergency Management Agency.

            3. Initiate Emergency Declaration as soon as possible.

            4. Request anticipated state and federal resources as soon as possible.

            5. Review Communications Plan and act to support any communications need. Identify and act
               upon any mission-critical communications issues.

            6. Notify all agency heads to conduct manpower assessments, both for public safety and
               governmental personnel.

            7. Establish Emergency Operations Center at Level 4.

            8. Request that the Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) locate and operate from the Emergency
               Operations Center.

            9. Staff-up Planning, Finance and Administrations, and Logistics Emergency Operations Center
               sections to support massive effort. Initial planning efforts should focus on:

                a. Crisis response.

                b. Communications issues.

                c. Law enforcement/security.

                d. Continuity of Government.

                e. Mass Care and Human Resources.

                f.   Resource Procurement and Resource Management.

                g. Coordination of federal response.

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            h. Coordination of volunteer resources.

            i.   Consider needs under Special Needs Population Plan.

            j.   Send up resource requests to the State Emergency Operations Center sooner rather than later.

            k. Insure that all Emergency Operations Center representatives can establish staffing levels of
               their own departments/agencies.

            l.   Establish regular meeting schedule between incident commanders and key Emergency
                 Operations Center Section Chiefs to review IAP and resource needs.

            m. Be prepared to establish long-term Emergency Operations Center schedule.

            n. Consider sending your own representatives to pick up and deliver resources. Don’t wait.

        10. In general, the Emergency Management Coordinator should:

            a. Delegate much of the minute-to-minute management of the Emergency Operations Center.

            b. Concentrate on meeting with response commanders, utility and other recovery agencies and
               participating in the planning process.

            c. Brief Chief Elected Official and State Emergency Operations Center.

            d. Coordinate activity of federal response and recovery agencies.

            e. Handle the big management decisions with the Chief Elected Official.

    C. Planning Section

        1. Identify personnel to assist in planning activities.

        2. Initial 72-hour food and water supplies and feeding locations for response and EOC personnel.

        3. Develop worst-case plan for 72-hour operational period with coordination from other emergency
           management branches and communicate to all EOC branches, to include, but not limited to:

            a. Operational strategy including communications and command and control.

            b. Resource status

            c. Manpower status and initial staffing plans

            d. Evacuation and Mass Care

            e. Emergency Public Information

            f.   Human needs management of all emergency personnel.


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                g. State/federal coordination

                h. Security of the jurisdiction

                i.   Security and procurement plan for local food stocks

                j.   Health/Medical strategy.

                k. Continuity of Government operations

                l.   Participate in periodic meetings with emergency management staff.

                m. Develop and circulate periodic Incident Action Plans with coordination from

                n. Incident Command and Operations Section. Support the strategy of the Incident Command.

                o. Identify resource needs from Incident Action Plan and coordinate with Logistics and
                   Finance/Administration Sections.

                p. Work with state and federal agencies playing a supportive role to insure coordination with
                   existing management and command structure.

                q. Provide complete briefings at end of shift.

    D. Logistics Section

            1. Identify personnel to assist Logistics operations as staff.

            2. Appoint communications officer.

            3. Identify status of all communications systems.

            4. Plan for loss of normal communications systems in order to maintain situational awareness and
               command and control (see EF - 6 Communications). Be prepared for communications
               interruptions

            5. Ascertain ability of contractors/vendors to refuel critical vehicles and emergency power supplies
               at the EOC and communications tower sites. Insure that refueling can occur independent of
               commercial power mains.

            6. Contact all emergency management contractors/vendors to verify contact information and
               availability.

            7. Participate in periodic meetings with emergency management staff.

            8. Work closely with Planning Section to carry out plans to support the response, including, but not
               limited to:

                a. Communications needs, including coordination with supplemental facilities containing
                   emergency management support personnel.


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            b. Developing functional locations to feed and shelter emergency personnel.

        9. Coordination between the EOC and support agencies (i.e., Red Cross) carrying out Mass Care
           missions.

            1. Insure that mutual aid and volunteer resources are staged and coordinated into the response,
               ready for the Operations Section to deploy.

            2. Order all external resources as requested. Monitor resource tracking (see Logistics
               Management).

        10. Report any communications failures to the EOC Manager.

        11. Report any command and control issues to the EOC Manager.

        12. Provide complete briefings at end of shift.

    E. Operations Section

        1. Coordinate activity with command level representatives from all responder agencies.

        2. Obtain manpower status reports periodically from all agencies/disciplines.

        3. Maintain communication with Incident Command.

        4. Report any communication failure immediately to the EOC Manager.

        5. Report any command and control failure to the EOC Manager.

        6. Document the Incident Action Plan items as related by the Incident Commander and assist the
           Planning Section with formal development of the plan, as necessary.

        7. Acquire periodic situational awareness from Incident Commanders and relate to emergency
           management staff.

        8. Monitor progress of the Incident Action Plan.

        9. Report arrival and release of resources to Logistics Section.

        10. Provide complete briefings at end of shift.

    F. Finance/Administration Section

        1. Prepare and maintain documents for disaster declarations and emergency executive orders.

        2. Maintain documentation of incident-related expenses.

        3. Facilitate emergency purchases, as requested.

        4. Assist Chief Elected Official in maintaining Continuity of Government operations.


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            5. Participate in periodic emergency management staff meetings.

            6. Provide complete briefings at end of shift.

    G. Supporting Agencies

            Note:   Due to the predictable tasks facing law enforcement, specific issues are addressed below. It is
                    recognized that all responder disciplines will be tasked heavily. However, their duties are less
                    predictable, dependent on the cause of the catastrophic event.

            1. General

                a. Be prepared to staff the Emergency Operations Center for several weeks.

                b. Have a can-do attitude. Things must happen quickly to be effective.

                c. All Plan agencies are expected to fulfill their usual missions and should prepare to staff, with
                   possibly fewer people, and work long hours.

                d. Communications equipment utilized for notifications may not function. Be prepared to self-
                   respond, but report to command-level personnel, not the incident scene. Respect ICS!

            2. Technology normally relied upon to do work (i.e., computers) may not be available or functional.
               Such work may need to be performed on paper, at least temporarily.

            3. Maintain a state of preparedness in personal lives so that family members can sustain themselves
               for a period of 72 hours independent of the family member who is involved in the emergency
               response.

            4. Law Enforcement

                a. Expect to be heavily tasked with multiple missions.

                b. Force assistance will come from state and federal resources (including military).
                   Coordination will be essential.

                c. Initial tasks will involve, but may not be limited to:

                    (1) Evacuation assistance

                    (2) Traffic Diversion

                    (3) Perimeter security (may involve “locking down”) of large areas of the jurisdiction.

                         (a) Initial tasks may involve, but not be limited to:

                             i.   Incident scene security

                             ii. Ordnance mitigation

                             iii. Criminal investigation

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                        iv. Evidence preservation and collection

                        v. Looting control

                        vi. Assistance with mortuary functions




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                                                            Alabama




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