Following the National Response Framework, 15 ESFs lead or regulated by different agencies depending on the state. Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services Emergency Support Function #6 Colorado State Emergency Operations Plan directed by Department of Human Services (DHS).
The purpose of this annex. First, to provide for the coordination of housing, feeding, mass distribution of supplies, and emergency first aid following an emergency or disaster needing the help of State government. Second, to run diester Welfare Information (DWI) system to assemble, receive, and broadcast information about the station of victims and support with family reunification within the affected area. The Department of Human Services will coordinate all ESF #6 programs in the state. The ESF #6 Team (including, but not limited to Lead and Supporting Agencies for ESF #6) will support DHS to ensure that all mass care, human services, and housing programs are dispensed as efficiently as possible.
Emergency Support Function #8 – Public Health and Medical is responsible for supporting the public health and medical needs of local government for victims of an incident, whether natural or man-made, including response to an emerging epidemic.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is the lead Department for coordinating ESF #8 preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation actions. This section is assigned to guarding and preserving the health and environment of the people of Colorado. The Executive Director of CDPHE has the responsibility of activating this department to coordinate all ESF #8 response actions consistent with the CDPHE’s internal policies, procedures also emergency response plan.
Entire Class Question
The Federal Interagency Operational Plans (FIOPs), one for each preparedness mission area, explain how the federal government regulates resources and delivers core capabilities. The FIOPs build upon the National Planning Frameworks, which anchored the strategy and policy for how the whole community develops, supports, and provides the core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal. The Goal is: “A secure and resilient nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.” The Goal is the cornerstone for the implementation of the National Preparedness System.
The FIOPs are created to provide state, local, tribal, territorial, and insular area planners an understanding of how the Federal Government operates in its response, so that they may improve or modify plans to bolster an integrated and whole community effort to shape the collective response influential and more effective
Federal Interagency Operational Plans. (n.d.). Retrieved February 09, 2018, from https://www.fema.gov/federal-interagency-operation…
Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services Emergency Support Function #6 Colorado State Emergency Operations Plan. (n.d.). Retrieved February 9, 2018, from https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/…/HF_State-ESF-…
Public Health and Medical Services Emergency Support Function #8 Colorado State Emergency Operations Plan. (n.d.). Retrieved February 09, 2018, from http://hermes.cde.state.co.us/
National Response Framework (NRF) is part of the National Strategy for Homeland Security that presents the guiding principles allowing all levels of domestic response partners to prepare for and provide a unified national response to disasters and emergencies. The core capabilities are the most important elements to met and provide unified response across all states.
Planning. This is the first task and the main core capability in NRF. Which is a systematic approach to engaging the whole community to meet the defined objective. Adequate resources must be obtainable to attain the objectives in the frame time. Public information and Warning is the second core capability. It aims to deliver accurate and consistent information to the whole community by appropriate methods to alert them of any hazard that happened or might happen. Emergency services and affected people must be informed so that they can take appropriate protective action. The sixth of the core capabilities is Fatality Management Services. It Aims at recovering and identifying the incident’s victims. It enhances providing of temporary mortuary solutions and mass care services for the bereaved families by state and local authorities. Establishment and maintenance of recovery operations are the critical tasks associated with this capability. Infrastructure Systems. It’s the eighth capability. It aims to protect and minimize health and safety threats. Along with that, delivering the necessary resources to disaster survivors, as well as establishing, staffing, and equipping emergency shelters and other temporary housing options for them. Logistics and supply chain management is the thirteenth core capability. It aims to deliver supplies and equipment to the affected areas to save lives and stabilize the incident after any disaster. The previous core capabilities and critical tasks in NRF are fundamental for emergency managers. They help to handle the risk associated with the disasters. From the planning stage to the recovery stage and find a better solution to the affected people.
For the first 8 hours of the disaster, I’ll consider Planning and Public Information to get a complete picture of what happened and what we have. Then go for Fatality Management and Mass Care Services for the next 24 hours. Finally, I’ll consider Public Health and Medical Services in the first 72 hours.
Question 2 (Both Groups)
The FIOPs describe how Federal departments and agencies will partner with local, state, tribal, territorial, insular area, nongovernmental, and private sector partners to deliver the individual mission area core capabilities within the range of their authorities, skills, and resources. (FEMA, 2016). The fundamental tasks under the FIOP include prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.
- Prevention: the prevention-focused in how the federal government and agencies provide the prevention core capabilities to avoid any threats. There’re seven prevention core capabilities: planning, public information, warning, operational coordination, forensics and attribution, intelligence and information sharing, interdiction and disruption and screening (FEMA, 2016).
- Protection: capabilities needed to secure the homeland against terrorism. There’re eleven protection core capabilities: Planning, Public Information and Warning, Operational Coordination, Access Control and Identity Verification, Intelligence and Information Sharing, Interdiction and Disruption, Screening, Search, and Detection, Physical Protective Measures, Risk Management for Protection Programs and Activities, Cybersecurity and Supply Chain Integrity and Security (FEMA, 2016).
- Mitigation: Aims to reduce the risk and increase the damage caused by the event. There’re seven mitigation core capabilities: Planning, Public Information and Warning, Operational Coordination, Community Resilience, Long-term Vulnerability Reduction, Risk and Disaster Resilience Assessment and Threats and Hazards Identification (FEMA, 2016).
- Response: All-hazards plan that explains how the Federal Government coordinates its efforts to save lives, defend property and the environment, and meet basic human needs. There’re 15 core capabilities: Planning , Public Information and Warning , Operational Coordination , Critical Transportation , Environmental Response/Health and Safety , Fatality Management Services , Fire Management and Suppression , Infrastructure Systems , Mass Care Services, Mass Search and Rescue Operations , On-scene Security, Protection, and Law Enforcement, Operational Communications , Logistics and Supply Chain Management , Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services and Situational Assessment (FEMA, 2016).
- Recovery: The FIOP recovery includes guidance for post-disaster recovery operations across all disaster event phases, including recovery preparedness activities. Each community defines successful recovery based on circumstances and challenges with consideration for incident specific and local variances. There’re eight core capabilities: Planning, Public information and warning, Operational coordination, Economic recovery, Health and social services, Housing, Infrastructure system, and national and cultural resources (FEMA, 2016).
National Response Framework – FEMA.gov. (2016, June). Retrieved February 7, 2018, fromhttps://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1466014682982-9bcf8245ba4c60c120aa915abe74e15d/National_Response_Framework3rd.pdf.
Overview of the Federal Interagency Operational Plans. (2016, August). Retrieved February 9, 2018, from https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1471541133…