Massachusetts Health Officer’s Association 2015 Emergency Planning & Preparedness Nicholas Child Emergency Planning Officer

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Massachusetts Health Officers Association 2015 Emergency Planning &amp; Preparedness Nicholas Child Emergency Planning Officer </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Handouts FEMA Emergency Management Definition FEMA National Preparedness Goals Massachusetts Emergency Support Functions Incident Command Training Levels Massachusetts EO 469 </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> MassDEP Incident Priorities #1 Life Safety (Responders &amp; general public) #2 Critical Infrastructure (Public water, wastewater, access/debris) #3 Environment (Oil &amp; Hazmat control, containment, cleanup) #4 Property Emphasis on flexibility </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> The Big Picture </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Planning Its likely to come National best practices (Katrina, Sandy, etc.) Seminars, exercises, drills, etc. Event learning (After Action Reviews) Merrimack River flooding Blackstone / Mumford River flooding Nashua River flooding Connecticut River flooding Deerfield/ Green River flooding Taunton dam Tornado in Western &amp; Central Massachusetts Ice Storm Snowstorm Juno+ 2015 Connecting to our local, state, federal and private sector partners </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> The 100 year storm Scientists from MIT and Princeton University utilized hurricane simulators to determine with what frequency powerful storms could lead to flooding under a variety of climate model projections, and what they found makes all previous usage of the term 'storm of the century' mere hyperbole. According to researchers, climate change's effects on weather systems might mean storms like Hurricane Irene, once considered rare, occur every 3 to 20 years. </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Emerging Physical Issues Mass Weather Experts The hundred year storms are coming more frequently The Jet Stream has shifted due to polar ice melt. Storms are warmer, wetter, and slower to clear out. Traditional wet March now wet January to June. No time for soil (the sponge) to dry out. Current storm water designed on 1961 NOAA model and under- designed for todays weather. Landslides are possible with wet soils an back-to-back-to-back rain events. </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Emerging Physical Issues </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Other cumulative sources Heating oil tanks Vehicles / vessels Household items Unregistered storage </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Emerging Chemical Issues Ethanol Transport through state by rail, road, and barge. 2007 MassDEP Large Volume Ethanol MassDFS training to responders Fire fighting foam statewide resources 2015 MEMA statewide response strategy Crude Oil Transport through state by rail. 2015 MassDEP Crude Oil Planning, Preparedness, Response, &amp; Recovery Nano Technology Limited transport through state by road. Still assessing the risk </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Preparedness Its coming Pre-staging areas Prolonged operation staffing Communication plan checks Municipal check-ins Key business check-ins Contractor readiness checks Responder logistics / needs </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Massachusetts State Emergency Operations Center </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Emergency Support Functions ESF 1 - Transportation ESF 2 - Communications ESF 3 - Public Works ESF 4 - Fire Fighting ESF 5 - Emergency Management ESF 6 - Mass Care ESF 7 - Resource Support ESF 8 - Health &amp; Medical ESF 9 - Search &amp; Rescue ESF 10 - Hazardous Material &amp; Environment ESF 11 - Food &amp; Water ESF 12 - Energy ESF 13 - Military Support ESF 14 - Public Information ESF 15 - Volunteers &amp; Donations ESF 16 - Law Enforcement ESF 17 - Animal Protection ESF 18 - Business Recovery </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Response Its here Maintaining regular operations EOC representative(s) Common Operating Picture Damage assessment / triage Forward Operations base(s) OHM response teams Municipal support teams Debris / waste staging Rogue container recovery </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Situational Awareness 1-888-304-1133 Local direct notifications (FD, BOH, EM, citizens, etc.) MEMA notifications Monitoring emergency information services HHAN, HSIN, HOC, etc. News outlets Outreach to municipal drinking water systems Outreach to municipal waste water systems Area preliminary damage assessment teams </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> Concept of Operation Local Emergency Operations Center Unified Command Local Incident Command State Emergency Operations Center Federal Emergency Operations Center Local Assets State Assets Federal Assets </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> Initial Damage Assessments Operate within Incident Command Structure All-Hazard view to any critical issues Does the OHM threaten life safety or response actions? Assessment Team Mixed skill sets Locate, landmark, identify, and relay. Response Team Mixed skill sets Control vs. Contain - Quick grab and done? Obvious ownership? Unexpected discoveries Documentation </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> Response Staging Area(s) Accountability, coordination &amp; documentation Secure storage Equipment, PPE, drums, over packs booms, pads, support stuff, etc. Refueling area Tanker gasoline &amp; diesel (containment) Rehab First aid, porta-potties, wash stations Food, drink, shade, warmth, &amp; rest Frac tank &amp; waste staging area Security </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> Post Storm Waste Streams Vegetative debris / waste Municipal waste Construction &amp; Demo waste Food waste / white goods waste Oil / Hazmat contaminated MSW and C&amp;D waste Remedial waste Booms, pads, etc. Water (treat and discharge?) Sediment / soils Oil / Hazmat orphan containers </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> Recovery Getting back to normal Back to Planning Municipal assistance teams Hazards removed Clean drinking water restored Working sewers Electricity and Heat back on (gas, electric, oil) Citizens back in their homes Debris is gone Responders repacked for the next one </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> Challenges Maintaining the regular mission Rotating staff Field refueling &amp; idling Water treat and discharge Solid waste facility daily capacity expansion Open burning Fiscal coordination / fiscal staff support Union contract issues Qualified staff reserve corp. Staff support issues </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> MassDEP Ebola concerns 2014 Value in all players meeting face to face Extent of concerns (EMS, FF, PD, DPW, WWTP,) Supply inventory Disposal options Snow issues 2015 Multiple transportation accidents Snow open water disposal requests 29 Muni, 8 Public entities, 7 state/feds, 14 private property Drinking and wastewater issues Need to preplan out snow disposal areas </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> Where do we go from here? Assess your hazards Identify your strengths &amp; weaknesses Policy, Operations, Equipment, Training, Exercise Develop the plans Pre Disaster Mitigation Plans (PDMP) Continuity Of Operations Plans (COOP) Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans (CEMP) Test the plans Annual exercises (Discussion to Full Scale) Exercise After Action Reviews / Improvement Plans Learn from actual events Incident After Action Reviews / Improvement Plans </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> Thank You Nicholas Child 1 Winter Street, Boston MA 02108 (617) 574-6847 </li> </ul>