IS 800 Summary Revision Date: August 30, 2005
National Response Plan • The National Response Plan (NRP) is an all-discipline, all-hazards plan that establishes a single, comprehensive framework for the management of domestic incidents.
National Response Plan • It provides the structure and mechanisms for the coordination of Federal support to State, local, and tribal incident managers and for exercising direct Federal authorities and responsibilities for incidents of national significance. • Terrorist attacks • Severe storm damage resulting in a Presidential declared disaster
National Response Plan • The NRP assists in the important homeland security mission of • Preventing terrorist attacks within the United States • Reducing the vulnerability to all natural and manmade hazards • Minimizing the damage and assisting in the recovery from any type of incident that occurs.
National Response Plan • Is predicated on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) • NIMS is a nationwide template enabling governmental and non governmental responders to respond to all domestic incidents
National Response Plan • Provides the structure for national level policy and operational coordination for domestic incident management • Assumes that incidents are typically managed at the lowest possible geographic, organizational and jurisdictional level
Incidents of National Significance • The NRP distinguishes between incidents that require DHS coordination and the majority of incidents occurring each year that are handled by responsible jurisdictions
Incidents of National Significance • High impact events that require coordinated, effective response by • Federal • State • Local • Tribal • Private sector • Nongovernmental entities
Roles and Responsibilities • Governor • Responsible for the public safety and welfare of the people of that state or territory • Has police powers so to change regulations • Commander in Chief of state military forces • Requests federal assistance
Roles and Responsibilities • Local Chief Executive Officer • Mayor, city or county manager • Responsible for coordinating local resources • Requests state and federal aid if necessary
Roles and Responsibilities • Secretary of Homeland Security • Responsible for coordinating Federal operations • Principal federal official • Has been directed to assume incident management responsibilities by the president
Roles and Responsibilities • Attorney General • Chief law enforcement officer in the U.S. as per the HSPD-5 • Has lead responsibility for criminal investigations of terrorist acts or terrorist threats
Roles and Responsibilities • Secretary of Defense • Authorizes Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) • Retains command of military forces
Roles and Responsibilities • Nongovernmental Organizations • Collaborate with first responders, governments at all levels and other agencies providing relief services
Roles and Responsibilities • Private Sector • DHS & NRP primary and support agencies coordinate with the private sector to share information, form courses of action, and incorporate available resources • Transportation Equipment • Telecommunications Advanced technologies • Utilities Specialized teams.
Roles and Responsibilities • Private Sector (cont) • Owners/operators of certain regulated facilities or hazardous operations may bear responsibilities under the law for preparing and preventing incidents from occurring, and responding to an incident once it occurs. • May serve as an active partner in local and state emergency preparedness and response organizations
Roles and Responsibilities • Citizen Involvement • Strong partnerships with citizen groups and organizations provide support for incident management prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation
Emergency Support Functions A grouping of government and certain private-sector capabilities into an organizational structure to provide support, resources, and services.
Emergency Support Functions • Serve as the coordination mechanism to provide assistance to state, local and tribal governments • May be selectively activated for both Stafford act and non Stafford act incidents • Provides staffing for the incident management organizations
The Stafford Act • Establishes the programs and processes for the Federal Government to provide disaster and emergency assistance to States, local governments, tribal nations, individuals, and qualified private nonprofit organizations. • Covers all hazards including natural disasters and terrorist events. • Include a process for Governors to request Federal disaster and emergency assistance from the President.
Transportation Urban Search / Rescue Communications Hazardous response Public works Agriculture and Natural Resources Energy EMA Mass Care Recovery & Mitigation Resource Support External Affairs Public Health Firefighting EMA Public Safety/Security Emergency Support Functions
NRP Coordinating Structures • Incident Command Post (ICP) • The field location at which the primary tactical level, on scene incident functions are performed
NRP Coordinating Structures • Area Command (Unified Area Command) • Oversees the management of multiple incidents • Oversees the management of large or multiple incidents to which several Incident Management Teams have been assigned • Area Command becomes Unified Area Command when incidents become multi-jurisdictional
NRP Coordinating Structures • Local Emergency Operations Center (EOC) • Location which the coordination of information and resources to support local incident management activities takes place
NRP Coordinating Structures • State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) • Location which the coordination of information and resources to support state incident management activities takes place
NRP Coordinating Structures • Homeland Security Operations Center (HSOC) • The primary national hub for domestic incident management operational coordination and situational awareness • Notifies affected states and federal agencies when an incident of national significance occurs
NRP Coordinating Structures • Interagency Incident Management Group (IIMG) • Federal headquarters level multi-agency coordination entity that facilitates federal domestic incident management for incidents of national significance
NRP Coordinating Structures • National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) • Multi-agency center that provides overall federal response coordination for incidents of national significance and emergency management program implementation.
NRP Coordinating Structures • Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) • Operated by FEMA that is activated to coordinate regional response efforts • Establish federal priorities • Implement local federal program support
NRP Coordinating Structures • Coordinates deploymentof the Emergency Response Team Advance element to field locations • Assesses damage information • Develop situation reports • Issue initial mission assignments
NRP Coordinating Structures • Strategic Information and Operations Center (SIOC) • Control center for federal intelligence, law enforcement, and investigative law activities • Terrorist incidents and credible threats • Serves as an information clearinghouse to help collect, process, evaluate and disseminate information relevant to law enforcement
NRP Coordinating Structures • Joint Field Office • Temporary federal facility established locally to coordinate operational federal assistance activities to the affected jurisdiction during incidents of national significance • Multi-agency center provides a central location for coordination • Federal Tribal • State Nongovernmental • Local Private sector
NRP Coordinating Structures • Joint Operations Center • Established by the Senior Federal Law Enforcement Officer to coordinate and direct law enforcement and criminal investigation activities
Field-Level Organizational Structures: JFO Coordination Group • Principal Federal Official (PFO) • Ensures that incident management efforts are maximized through effective and efficient coordination • Primary point of compact and situational awareness locally for the Secretary of Homeland Security
Field-Level Organizational Structures: JFO Coordination Group • Federal Coordinating Officer • Manages and coordinates federal resource support activities related to Stafford act disasters and emergencies • Assist in Unified Command • Works closely with • PFO • SFLEO • SFO’s
Field-Level Organizational Structures: JFO Coordination Group • Senior Federal Law Enforcement Official (SFLEO) • Senior law enforcement official directed by • Presidential directive • Statute • Federal policies • Attorney • Directs intelligence/investigative law enforcement operations related to the incident
Field-Level Organizational Structures: JFO Coordination Group • Federal Resource Coordinator (FRC) • Manages federal resource support activities related to non Stafford Act Incidents of National Significance when federal to federal support is requested from DHS by another federal agency
Field-Level Organizational Structures: JFO Coordination Group • State/Local/Tribal Officials • State Coordinating Officer • Manages the states incident management programs and activities • Governor’s Authorized Representative • Represents the governor of the impacted state • May include local area representation with primary statutory authority
Field-Level Organizational Structures: JFO Coordination Group • Senior Federal Officials • Utilize existing authorities, expertise and capabilities to assist in management of the incident
Field Level Organizational Structures: JFO Coordination Staff • Chief of Staff/Representatives • Providing specialized assistance in the following areas: • Safety • Legal • Counsel • Equal rights • Security • Infrastructure liaison
Field Level Organizational Structures: JFO Coordination Staff • External Affairs Officer • Involves communications with external audiences • Public affairs • Community relations • Congressional affairs • State and local coordination
Field Level Organizational Structures: JFO Coordination Staff • Defense Coordination Officer (DCO) • Appointed by DOD • Requests for Defense Support of Civil Authorities • Responsibilities: • Processing requirements for military support • Forwarding mission assignments to appropriate military organizations • Assigning military liaisons
Field Level Organizational Structures: JFO Sections • Operations Sections • Coordinates operational support to on scene incident management efforts • Branches may be added or deleted, depending on the nature of the incident • Responsible for coordination with other federal command posts
Field Level Organizational Structures: JFO Sections Operations section may include the following: • Response and Recovery Operations • Coordinates the request and delivery of federal assistance and support • Emergency Services • Human Services • Infrastructure Support • Community Recovery and Mitigation
Field Level Organizational Structures: JFO Sections • Law Enforcement InvestigativeOperations Branch/Joint Operations Center • Coordinate and direct law enforcement and criminal investigation • Emphasis on prevention as well as intelligence, investigation and prosecution • Includes managing unique tactical issues inherent to crisis situation
Field Level Organizational Structures: JFO Sections • Planning Section • Provides current information to the JFO Coordination Group • Ensures situational awareness • Determine cascading effects • Identify national implications • Determine specific areas of interest
Field Level Organizational Structures: JFO Sections • Logistics Section • Coordinates logistics support • Control and accountability • Delivery of equipment, supplies • Facility location, space management, building services • Transportation • Information, administration services