What goes into preparedness?

Several elements go into preparedness, including:

  • Emergency Operations Plan - on file with County / State
    • Address all emergencies - Weather related, Hazmat, Terrorism, WMD
    • Describes alert and Warning protocol - Radio, Television, Auto-dialing systems
    • Describes critical facilities, shelters, roads, waterways
    • Describes direction and control protocol of Police, Fire, medical, DPW services
    • Describes use of assets for all emergency / disaster situations, evacuation procedures
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee  / Haz-Mat - Local Emergency Planning Committee
    • Quarterly meetings
  • Office of Emergency Management
    • Monthly meetings

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1. What goes into preparedness?