THE OPERATION SECTION
Responsible for coordinating, unified emergency response operations, thru the activation of the SEOC, maintaining 24/7 State warning point through the SEOC communications center and duty officer.
- Ensure all SEOC function are carried out including coordinating response of all State Agencies EMC’s and emergency support functions assigned to the SEOC. Execute the Director of Operations tasking, requesting, assigning, and provide updated status of all State and Federal support to incidents, executing the SEOC responsibilities, in accordance with the Director and Governors priorities.
- Ensure that operational objectives and assignments identified in the SEOC Incident action Plan are carried out effectively.
- Establish the appropriate level of branch and unit ICS organizations within the SEOC, continuously monitoring the incident response effectiveness and modifying accordingly.
- Conduct periodic Operations/SEOC training, tours and briefings for the Director of Operations and State Coordinating Officer and Director as required or requested.
- Overall supervision of the SEOC floor.
Operations Communication Center:
State official warning point, and support ESF 2 operation. Provide 24/7 communication coverage. Create and update official incidents and notification in EMITS. Monitor all official notification warning points i.e. REP, S&S, Dams, FEMA watch, NWS’s just to name a few.
Emergency Services Branch
Coordinate on a day to day basis with all State Emergency response agencies with ESF 1, 3, 4 and 13 SEOC and Divisional response responsibilities. Conduct agency EMC visits and or meeting on at least quarterly. When required, represent AEMA at EMC’s and state, local, and private partner’s, meeting and conferences.
Human Services Branch
Coordinate on a day to day basis with all State, County agencies and private organizations with ESF 6, 8, and 11, SEOC and Divisional response responsibilities to ensure emergency health, sheltering and Human services. Conduct agency EMC visits and or meeting on at least quarterly. When required, represent AEMA at EMC’s and state, local, and private partner’s, meeting and conferences.
Infrastructure Support Branch
Infrastructure Support Branch Director main responsibility is to coordinate with State, public and private organizations and agencies with ESF 10,12 and 14, SEOC and Divisional response responsibilities to ensure unified emergency response and support to local and or statewide incidences, as applicable to Transportation infrastructure, Energy infrastructure, Water management infrastructure, Waste management facilities and Communications infrastructure. Conduct agency EMC visits and or meeting on at least quarterly. When required, represent AEMA at EMC’s and state, local, and private partner’s, meeting and conferences.
Operations Support Branch
Operations Support Branch Director main responsibility is to coordinate with State, public and private organizations and agencies that can provide support to current SEOC and Divisional operations to include ESF 9, AL Department of Education, State Fire Marshal and Civil Air Patrol, response and support to local and or statewide incidences.
Conduct agency EMC visits and or meeting on at least quarterly. When required, represent AEMA at EMC’s and state, local, and private partner’s, meeting and conferences.
Will directly supervise the ALNG personnel logistics cell during disaster response. This position will provide supervision of personnel at the Maxwell AFB staging area for the state and federal resources to be distributed to all affected areas during disaster. The section will manage the state logistics contract for needed resources. On a day-to-day basis will oversee management of a full-time warehouse of staged disaster commodities. Conduct agency EMC visits and or meeting on at least quarterly. When required, represent AEMA at EMC’s and state, local, and private partner’s, meeting and conferences. Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), coordinator for the State of Alabama.
Logistic Specialist on a day-to-day basis will coordinate with vendors, contractors and FEMA for Shelter supplies, Food, & Feeding and other emergency commodities.
This person will be in charge of the creation of a statewide plan for the
County requirements, storage, movement, and tracking of food, water, ice, tarps,
Equipment and resources to affected areas in an emergency event. Conduct agency EMC visits and or meeting on at least quarterly. When required, represent AEMA at EMC’s and state, local, and private partner’s, meeting and conferences.
EXERCISE AND TRAINING AND NIMS SECTION
To ensure that emergency managers, AEMA staff, and the affected public first responders receive comprehensive and relevant skill development through training and exercises in emergency management, public awareness programs, and professional job-specific training. The major purpose of this section is to develop, coordinate, and execute a comprehensive exercise program for communities, counties, state agencies, and volunteer organizations. The purposes of conducting an exercise are to identify needed improvements to the plans, identify needed improvements in the emergency management system and the licensee’s organization, identify needed training/personnel deficiencies, observe whether the exercise has achieved its objectives, and identify areas requiring additional coordination. The outcome of an exercise consists of individual improvement through training and improvement in plan implementation. Conduct County TPW and EMC visits and or meeting on at least quarterly. When required, represent AEMA at Exercise and Training meeting IAW HSEEP with EMC’s, state, local and private partner’s.
Organize and facilitate the State Emergency management personnel training program requirements. Teach, schedule and organize agency SEOC training. Manage the state CEM program, and requirements.
Establish the planning cycle schedule for the development of the Incident Action
Advise General Staff of any significant changes in incident status
Compile and display incident status summary information
Instruct Planning Section units in distribution of incident information.
Ensure that normal agency information collection and reporting requirements are being met. Oversee/Prepare and mediate the shift change brief
Report on situation briefing and assist in preparation of initial response objectives and strategies. Chair planning meetings and participate in other meetings as required.
Establish information requirements and reporting schedules for ICS organizational elements for operational periods, incident action plan preparation, and information dissemination. Report any significant changes in incident status.
Coordinate with other section chiefs on preparing established situation reports, status summaries, and Incident Action Plans for the next operational period
Provide periodic predictions on incident potential. Perform operational planning for Planning Section
State Evacuation Group is to establish coordination among state and local agencies that have a primary or support role for state ordered evacuations. The Director of AEMA will initiate the initial SEG call at the direction of the Governor.
Update for 2015, Work with Branches, Develop Timeline and Work Group
Quarterly Reports-TVA New Format, Update REP Calendar, Convene Task Force
- Update SOGs
- Update Plan & Add to EOP
- Revise HAB Section
- Schedule EX Meetings for 2015
- ECNS for TVA/Laminate WEBEOC Sheet
- Request/ conduct HURREVAC Training
- Assist with Scenario Development
- Publish Products all Week
- Work with NWS
- Train and Include Forestry
- Finalize Flash Reports
- Finalize Planning Products
- Get with ADEM on SERC Meeting Date
- Write Out Timeline for E Plan
- Regional LEPC Presentation @ SERC
- Set Up Division Planning District Meetings
- Pitch E Plan 2016
- HMEP Grant Process for SERC Approval
- SERC Bylaws Development
- Shakeout-Public Info program
- Provide represented on NEHERP $$
- Establish and update Plan/Identify COOP POCS
- Reschedule Division Chiefs Meeting
- Update Power Outage
- Sent Guidance to Division and Counties