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  1. Emergency Management:An Overview North Dakota Division of Emergency Management, Local Emergency Management and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

  2. Emergency Management An organized analysis, planning, decision making and assignment of available resources to prevent, prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from the effects of all hazards

  3. Four Goals of Emergency Management • Save Lives • Prevent Injuries • Protect Property • Protect the Environment

  4. Goals of Emergency Management Save Lives

  5. Goals of Emergency Management Prevent Injuries Devils Lake, N.D.

  6. Goals of Emergency Management Protect Property California Church Photo by FEMA

  7. Goals of Emergency Management Protect the Environment EPA air sampling, New York

  8. Five Phases of Emergency Management Graphic: Brandon Hoechst

  9. Disasters Happen Fargo, N.D.

  10. Grand Forks, N.D.

  11. North Dakota Hazard Listing

  12. Other Hazard Listing

  13. Imagine a Tornado Strikes Your Community Oklahoma City, Okla.

  14. What types of problems will your community face? Iowa church FEMA Photo/Marvin Nauman

  15. Some Possible Problems • Loss of electricity • Loss of potable water • Disruption of transportation routes • Broken natural gas lines • Loss of telephone communication, including cellular service

  16. Government Responsibility in Emergency


  18. Local Government Atthe local level whether county, city, town or other designation – it is the first line of official public responsibility for emergency management activity. Jackson, Tennessee

  19. Local Communities: Best understand potential hazards Evaluate available resources Are the site for emergency events Are responsible for the initial response in a disaster Grand Forks, ND

  20. Role of the Emergency Manager • Coordinate the planning process • Identify and analyze hazards • Coordinate all components of the program, including fire and law enforcement services, emergency medical programs, social services, volunteers and other groups involved in emergency activities

  21. Role of the Emergency Manager • Coordinate resources from all sectors before, during and after a disaster • Manage activities relating to prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from a disaster • Ensure that all stakeholders are aware of potential threats to the community

  22. Role of Extension Staff • Emergency Operations • Mitigation Planning and Projects • Awareness

  23. Role of Extension Staff • Support to local emergency operations plans and functional areas • Damage assessment • Health and medical • Individual and family assistance

  24. Role of Extension Staff • Damage assessment • A system for assessing private and public property damage resulting from emergency or disaster situations • Agricultural losses • Private farm structures • Agricultural industry • USDA Flash Fax

  25. Role of Extension Staff • Health and medical annex • Support vector and pest control through education and chemical applications • Provide assistance for animal health, environmental and medial response and recovery • Monitor changes in food supply

  26. Role of Extension Staff • Individual and family assistance • Support for emergency feeding • Information dissemination on disaster and emergency agricultural programs • Identify rural residents in need of services

  27. Role of Extension Staff • Disaster planning and projects • Provide practical, research-based information and educational programs to address critical issues facing individuals, families, agricultural producers, business operators and communities

  28. Role of Extension Staff • Disaster planning and projects • Provide programming for county citizens in the areas of family financial management, environmental concerns, housing, health and wellness, aging, foods and nutrition, parenting, and human development

  29. Role of Extension Staff • Disaster Planning and Projects • Possible project areas • Livestock • Water quality • Waste management • Financial planning • Mental health

  30. Role of Extension Staff • Awareness • Eyes and ears of rural communities • Animal- and plant-borne diseases • Hoof and Mouth • Mad Cow (BSE) • West Nile • Anthrax

  31. Role of Extension Staff • Contact your county emergency manager • For local contact information, go to:

  32. Emergency Operations Plan The key to disaster management is an organized plan. State or County Emergency Operations Plans

  33. Thank you for your time and attention. North Dakota Division of Emergency Management, Local Emergency Management and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security