3E951 Emergency Management Volume 1 Unit 4

Senior Leaders and their Emergency Managers
required to build the foundation for an effective response

Local Emergency Manager
has the day-to-day authority and responsibility to oversee emergency management programs and activities

Director of the State EM Agency
responsible for ensuring the state is prepared for large scale emergencies and coordinating the state response in any incident

State EOC
where a states multiagency coordination occurs

Local EOC
the state EOC supports this

The President
leads the federal government’s response efforts

Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation
the three major categories of federal disaster aid provided by FEMA

Secretary of Homeland Security
the principal federal official for domestic incident management

Joint Field Office
primary federal incident management field structure; it provides a central location for the coordination of federal, state, tribal, and local government’s and private sector and non-governmental organizations with primary responsibility for response and recovery

Joint Field Office
provides support to on scene efforts and conducting broader support operations that may extend beyond the incident site

Unified Command
an incident that impacts the nation or multiple states, and multiple JFOs are established; this type of command is established to oversee the JFOs

Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO)
a senior FEMA official trained, certified, and well experienced in emergency management and specifically appointed to coordinate federal support in the response to and recovery from emergencies and major disasters

Defense Coordinating Officer (DCO)
10; assigned to each FEMA region; serves as DOD’s single point of contact at the JFO for requesting assistance from the DOD

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
primary reason for being established was to provide the unifying core for the vast national network of organizations and institutions involved in efforts to secure our nation

Homeland Security Operations Center (HSOC)
the nations nerve center for information sharing and domestic incident management – dramatically increasing the vertical coordination between federal, state, territorial, tribal, local, and private sector partners

Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)
information on domestic incident management is shared with EOCs at all levels through this

National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS)
system that effectively communicates information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the public, government agencies, first responders, airports and other transportation hubs, and the private sector

Imminent Threat Alert
warns of a credible, specific, and impending terrorist threat against the US

Elevated Threat Alert
warns of a credible terrorist threat against the US

Sunset Provision
indicates an individual threat alert that is issued for a specific time period and the automatically expires. It may be extended if new information becomes available or the threat evolves

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
this DOS bureau is the principle link to the DOD

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)
work to understand chemical hazards in the community, develop emergency plans in case of an accidental release, and look for ways to prevent chemical accidents

Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Special Teams
Environmental Response Team, Radiological Response Team, National Decontamination Team

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) HAZMAT/CBRN Capabilities
CBRN Sciences Unit
Hazardous Evidence Response Team Unit

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
to support citizens and first responders to ensure the nation works together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards

Regional Response Coordination Efforts
FEMA uses these to coordinate federal regional response efforts

DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
this part of the DOE is responsible for responding to nuclear and radiological emergencies

20th Support Command @ Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland
this US Army command established to provide a single organization to effectively train, integrate, coordinate, deploy, and manage the Army’s specialized CBRNE technical assets

Joint Task Force for Elimination of Weapons of Mass Destruction (JTF-E)
the name of the JTF when the 20th Support Command headquarters deploys

Air Force Counterproliferation Center
provides a wealth of information on NBC and missile proliferation threats

Air Force Northern National Security Emergency Preparedness Directorate (AFNSEP)
facilitate and coordinate Air Force Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) for natural, manmade, and technological disasters/emergencies. They advise and consult with the Sec Def, combatant commands, joint staff director of military support (JDOMS), and all levels of civil/military authorities on DSCA issues

Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (EPLO)
serve as the AF liaison between civil and military authorities during declared national security emergencies and critical events

Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (EPLO)
serves as the Air Force representative to the DCO, FEMA’s RRCC, JFO, and JTFs

National Operations Center at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
this is who you contact to request CAP support

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
intellectual, technical, and operational leader for the DOD and the US Strategic Command in the national effort to combat WMD threats

Consequence Management Advisory Teams (CMAT)
task organized team of two to twenty personnel who provide CBRNE advice and assistance

DTRA Operations Center
serves as the focal point for DOD CBRNE reach-back, which is reinforced by its ability to reach subject matter experts while providing a robust computer and communications network

Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capabilities (HPAC)
Consequence Assessment Tool Set (CATS)
computer modeling programs in which DTRA provides support

Defense Threat Reduction Information Analysis Center
use this DTRA service to obtain information on nuclear and conventional weapon topics

Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD)
the principal advocate and single point of contact for all CBRN detection, vaccine, and medical diagnostic acquisition efforts

Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS)
purpose is to save lives, prevent injury, and provide temporary critical life support during a CBRNE situation in the US or its territories and possessions

Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS)
when it deploys it establishes C2 of DOD forces supporting the Primary Federal Agency (PFA) in order to reduce the harmful effects of a CBRN situation

Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team Operations Center (WMD-CST OPCEN)
collects information from appropriate sources, ID’s all pertinent data, and evaluated information to determine the mission threat including hazards, risks, possible adversary courses of actions, potential targets, the probability of an attack, the severity or level of threat, and target vulnerability

Unified Combatant Command
broad, continuing mission and is composed of forces from two or more military departments; organized on a geographical and functional basis

this unified combatant command is responsible for homeland defense

National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
safeguard the freedom and security of its member countries by political and military means

these are the two STANAGS that the Air Force complies with and that is utilized by our career field

An Air Force Emergency Manager (3E991)
assigned to the combined air operations center (COAC) on every air expeditionary force (AEF) rotation to lead and manage 3E9s in the southwest Asia (SWA) area of responsibility (AOR).

Private Sector Organizations
protecting critical infrastructure systems and implementing plans for the rapid restoration of normal commercial activities and critical infrastructure operations in the event of disruption

Private Sector Organizations
must provide for the welfare and protection of their employees in the workplace

Critical Infrastructures
assets, systems, networks, and functions, physical or virtual, so vital to the US that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, public health or safety, or any combination of those matters

Non-governmental Organizations (NGO)
provide sheltering, emergency food supplies, counseling services, and other vital support services for response and promote the recovery of disaster victims

American Red Cross
a support agency for ESF 6

National Guard CBRNE-Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP)
a regional response capability to support a state’s governor

Secretary of Defense
assigns military missions

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