Attachment B to Appendix 2 of the Basic Plan


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The following is a basic list of tasks assigned to each function. These task assignments are common to both county and city organizations. Specific tasks are listed in the appropriate Annex.


          Direction and Control (Annex A), County Commission, Mayors

Make policy decisions relating to emergency management.

Plan for emergency management activities.

Oversee hazard mitigation activities.

Control operations during disasters.

Coordinate and direct relief and recovery operations.

Coordinate emergency management activities.

Maintain an exercise program.

Supervise the emergency public information function.

Maintenance of current capabilities

•Communications and Warning (Annex B), Sheriff, Municipal Police

Monitor all emergency situations to insure proper response.

Train personnel (full-time and supplementary).

Support all other emergency functions when needed.

Develop warning plans and procedures for all identified hazards (see Basic Plan, Situation and Assumptions).

Maintain and expand warning and alert devices (sirens, tone-activated receivers, etc.).

Developing and maintaining communications plans and procedures.

Training sky-warn spotters.

Develop dissemination procedures with communications.

Participate in drills, tests, and exercises.

Update and change plans as necessary.


          Emergency Public Information (Annex C), Emergency Management Coordinator

Pre-designate an information officer which will be the point of contact for the media during disaster situations (see Appendix 3 to Annex C for a terrorist incident).

Develop provisions with the various departments to coordinate the release of public information.

Develop procedures for rumor control and information authentication.

Clear information with the chief elected officials and incident commander (as appropriate) before release to the public.

Use all news media for the release of information.

Maintain and release as appropriate EPIs for all identified hazards.

Conduct annual programs to acquaint news media with emergency plans.

Participate in tests, drills, and exercises.

Revise and update plans as necessary.


          Damage Assessment (Annex D), County Commission

Maintain plans and procedures consistent with those of the state and federal government.

Recruit and train personnel.

Provide disaster information to Direction and Control.

Assist federal and state officials in damage estimation.

Assist in mitigation activities by identifying potential problem areas.

Participate in drills, tests, and exercises.

Change and update plans as necessary.

•Law Enforcement (Annex E), County Sheriff, Municipal Police

Maintain law and order during emergency operations.

Provide necessary support during emergency operations (i.e., site security, access control, traffic control, EOC security, etc.).

Provide and/or support communications and warning.

 Lend support to fire, medical, hazardous materials and other emergency services as dictated by the situation.

Coordinate with other law enforcement groups.

Implement and/or continue training courses for auxiliaries and reserves.

Develop, maintain, and update plans and guidelines as necessary.

Participate in drills, tests, and exercises.

•Fire and Rescue (Annex F), Fire Departments

Control fires during emergency operations.

Conduct fire prevention inspections.

Assist with search and rescue operations.

Support health and medical, communications and warning, and traffic control.

Respond to hazardous materials incidents.

Maintain, develop, and update plans and guidelines as required or conditions change.

Conduct training courses in self-help fire prevention techniques, as well as, fire prevention inspections.

First responder medical care.

Participate in drills, tests, and exercises.

•Resource and Supply (Annex G), County Commission

Maintain and update resource lists of supplies and personnel for use in disaster situations.

Identify potential resource requirements.

Develop plans and procedures to insure adequate resources are available during or after a disaster to include the relocation of such resources following an evacuation.

Identify resource shortfalls and methods by which they can be alleviated.

Develop emergency shelter stocking plans.

Participate in drills, tests, and exercises.

Update plans as required or as local conditions change.

•Hazardous Materials Response (Annex H), Fire Departments

Develop/maintain hazard analysis.

Provide initial hazard assessment to response personnel and the general public.

Lead the initial environmental assessment.

Prescribe personnel protective measures.

Issue public warning.

Establish an on-scene command post.

Determine when reentry is possible.

Provide response personnel (i.e., law enforcement, fire, public works, health and medical) with the appropriate level of hazardous materials training.

Work with nearby hospitals to insure procedures are available to handle contaminated patients and to decontaminate and isolate such patients.

Maintain a peace-time radiological accident capability.

Maintain the inventory of radiological equipment from the state.

•Public Works (Annex I), County Commission, County Highway Supervisor

Remove debris from public right-of-way and dispose of garbage.

Make emergency road and bridge repairs.

Restore utility service, especially to critical facilities.

Assist with flood control and emergency snow removal.

Gather damage assessment information.

Provide necessary support to other departments (i.e., heavy equipment, barricades, etc.).

Participate in tests, drills, and exercises.

Update and change plans as required.


          Evacuation (Annex J), County Sheriff, Municipal Police

Verify evacuation routes and implement evacuations plans.

Identify affected facilities or individuals with special needs (nursing homes, invalids).

Make arrangements to keep essential facilities operating.

Maintain a continuous and orderly flow of traffic (breakdowns, rest areas, fuel, etc).

Participate in tests, drills, and exercises.

Update and change plans as required.

Develop and maintain EPI materials for the public.

•In-Place Shelter (Annex K), Emergency Management Coordinator

Advise the public on what protective actions to take.

Identify warning procedures.

Maintain emergency public information materials.

Identify/Provide protective shelter for the population in situations for which such action is appropriate.  Coordinate with Reception and Care, Annex L.

Assist with the movement of people to shelters if necessary.

Nuclear attack sheltering will require implementing special procedures (i.e., marking, stocking, and upgrading).

Update and change plans as required.

•Reception and Care (Annex L), American Red Cross

Review list of designated temporary lodging and feeding facilities. Contact owners/managers to insure availability.

Review procedures for the management of reception and care activities (feeding, registration, lodging, etc.).

Designate facilities for special needs groups.

Maintain supply of registration forms.

Coordinate mass feeding operations with Resource and Supply.

Identify facilities for pet/animal shelters.

Develop procedures to assist evacuees with medical problems.

Participate in tests, drills, and exercises.

Update and change plans as required.


          Health and Medical (Annex M), County Public Health Office

Provide for public health services during an emergency.

Coordinate plans with representatives of private health sector to include nearby hospitals, nursing homes, etc.

Implement plans for mass inoculation.

Review provisions for expanded mortuary services.

Develop procedures to augment regular medical staff.

Develop plans to provide medical care in shelters.

Participate in tests, drills, and exercises.

Revise and update plans as required.

•Terrorism WMD (Annex N), Sheriff/ Municipal Police, Fire Departments, County Public Health Office, Ambulance Districts

Protect the lives and safety of the citizens and first responders.

Isolate, contain, and/or limit the spread of any cyber, nuclear, biological, chemical, incendiary, or explosive device.

Identify the type of agent or devices used.

Identify and establish control zones for suspected agent used.

Identify appropriate decontamination procedure and/or treatment.

Ensure that responders have appropriate equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Notify emergency personnel, including medical facilities of the danger and anticipated casualties.

Notify appropriate state and Federal agencies.

Provide accurate and timely public information.

Preserve as much evidence as possible to aid investigations.

Protect critical infrastructure.

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