The Daytona International Skateway (DIS) Emergency Management Plan

TheDaytona International Skateway (DIS) Emergency Management Plan

TheDaytona International Skateway (DIS) Emergency Management Plan

NIMSCompliance

  1. Approach and the ICS

Commandandmanagement:Command andmanagementof incidentswill bebasedon three organizational systems.First,compliancewith ICS will ensurethateachof theemergencyresponders reportto one supervisor.In addition,theuseof commonterminologywill be criticalduring emergencyresponsesince itwill reduceconfusion(APHIS, 2015). In eachof theemergencyincident,a rankof prioritieswill be preparedinorderto ensurethatmostcriticalactivitiesarecarriedout first.Moreover,DIS will useflexiblecommandstructuresin orderto ensurethattheycan be expandedorcontracteddepending on theneedsof eachincident.Managerswill not be allowedto manageteamsof morethan seven in orderto maintainthespanof control.

Secondly,theMultiagency Coordination System will helpDIS cooperatewith otherincidentmanagementagenciesin an effectiveway.

Third,thePublic Information will facilitateeffectivecommunicationof accurateandtimelyinformationto themembersof thepublicduring an emergency(FEMA, 2014).

Preparedness:DIS shall prepareforincidentson a steadybasis.Preparednesswill integrateplanning,exercise,training,acquisitionof equipment,andthepublicmanagementactivities(APHIS, 2015).

Resourcemanagement:DIS shall usea standardizedmechanismto describeacquire,dispatch,andrecoverresourcesduring thelifecycleof eachincident.

CommunicationsandInformation Management: DIS will applya standardizedframeworkto facilitateinformationsharingat alllevels of managementduring incidentmanagement.

Ongoingmanagementandmaintenance:DIS’s managementwill performan oversightof theongoingincidentsin orderto refinetheentiresystemin thelongrun.

  1. Education and training:

DIS’seducationandtrainingprogramwill focuson three majorcourses,including

PreparingforMass Casualty Incidents

PreparingforFederal Disaster Operations: FEMA

EmergencyManager: An Orientation to thePosition (FEMA, 2015).

Conclusion

Theincreasein thenumberof fataldisasterscallsforeffectiveincidentmanagementagenciesthat havethecapacityto addressthechallenging incidents.DIS is one of theorganizationsthat are setto assumetherolesof managingemergencyincidentsusingstandardizedproceduresandsystemsthat facilitateeffectivecoordination of activities.In addition,DIS has developeda flexibleincidentmanagementsystemthat will allowtheorganizationtodealwith differentincidents,includinghigherhurricanes,powergridfailures,andterrorist attacks.Thewidenedscopeof DIS is a reflectionof theneedforagencieswith thecapacityto addressthediverseincidentsthat thecontemporarysocietyiffacedwith.Moreover,DIS’s compliancewith NIMS andICS will enhanceefficiencyduring themanagementof incidents.However,efficiencywill onlybe achievedifDIS embarkson continuoustrainingof its staffandmanagementwiththe objective of enhancingtheir abilitytodealwith emergingchallengesandlargescaleincidents.

References

APHIS(2015). IS for single resource and initial action incidents (ICS200). APHIS.Retrieved April 4, 2015, fromhttps://aglearn.usda.gov/customcontent/APHIS/APHIS-ICS-200-FY14/ICS0101100text.htm

FEMA(2014). Incidents command system resource. FEMA.Retrieved April 4, 2015, from https://www.fema.gov/incident-command-system-resources

FEMA(2015). ISP Courses. FEMA.Retrieved April 4, 2015, fromhttps://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx?all=true