Emergency Management

 

Training Opportunities for February 11, 2016:

Tier II Facility Workshops - How To Comply - Annual E-Plan Reporting

St. Lucie County Information            Palm Beach County Information

 

Current Issues

Ebola Preparedness Checklist

The District 10 LEPC recognizes the importance of preparedness for potential risks for pandemics and is in full support of preparedness for the Ebola virus. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), in addition to other federal, State, and local partners, aim to increase understanding of Ebola and encourage EMS response agencies to prepare for managing patients with Ebola. The Ebola Checklist is intended to enhance collective preparedness and response by highlighting key areas for EMS personnel to review in preparation for encountering and providing medical care to a person with Ebola. The checklist provides practical and specific suggestions to ensure the agency is able to help its personnel detect possible Ebola cases, protect those personnel, and respond appropriately.  Click here for Checklist.

What is the difference between infections spread through the air or by droplets?

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is a collaborative effort between the Department of Homeland Security and its public and private partners, including the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and individual cyber hygiene. The attached booklet is a good planning resource for our public and private sector partners and provides tools to host classroom discussions or community meetings regarding online safety.   Stop-Think-Connect Resource Guide

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Nuclear Power Plant Safety - Updates

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Executive Order Signed by President on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security

REGIONAL EVACUATION STUDY

As part of a statewide initiative by the Florida Division of Emergency Management to coordinate up-to-date regional evacuation information across Florida, the Florida Regional Planning Councils will be preparing Regional Evacuation Studies. The Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council will research, analyze and compile data to generate a report containing a demographic and land use analysis, a hazards analysis, a behavioral analysis, a critical facilities inventory, a shelter analysis, a regional evacuation transportation networks analysis, and a vulnerability analysis specific to the Treasure Coast region. This Regional Evacuation Study will produce important, thorough and relevant information for emergency management decision-making.

For additional information, please contact Kate Boer of Council staff at kboer@tcrpc.org.

 

Pre-Disaster Mitigation = Sustainability

To many Treasure Coast residents, the term emergency preparedness is most often associated with hurricanes and those community or personal precautions utilized to lessen the immediate effects of such events. However, this association is only partially correct. As recently witnessed here in Florida and many other parts of the nation, our population has become so large and society so dependent upon technology that any major disaster, either natural or man-made, imparts extensive recovery and redevelopment costs. Furthermore, these immediate costs do not reflect long-term social, economic, or ecological impacts. Such events do not recognize any political boundaries; the Region is just as susceptible to experiencing a disaster as anywhere else in the nation.

Council emergency preparedness programs have been developed to dovetail closely with those of local emergency management and response agencies and address the concept of modern comprehensive emergency preparedness and how its application (or lack thereof) will affect the immediate and long-term future of the Treasure Coast Region. Council staff has consistently developed strategies and policies that serve as tools for local emergency management professionals when planning disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation actions.

TCRPC's small business disaster preparedness website. Learn ways to help your business prepare and plan to survive a disaster. Learn what you can do prior to, during, and after a disaster to help sustain your business.

Hazardous Materials Information Available to the Public

   
The District 10 Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) maintains public records showing the types and amounts of certain hazardous materials that are stored at facilities throughout the Treasure Coast Region. These records are maintained in compliance with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) also known as SARA Title III. The public records consist of forms naming the hazardous materials present at given sites, the hazards the substances pose if released, amounts stored, and methods of storage.

Emergency Preparedness Links