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Emergency Management Staff

Organizational chart for the the Emergency Management Division
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EM staff members are well-trained and experienced in Emergency Management best practices, the National Incident Management System, the Incident Command System (ICS), as well as their individual specialties.  They work closely with stakeholder partners during blue-skies to ensure the county is ready to respond effectively to all types of hazards.

During an emergency or disaster response, the EOC Activation Level is raised; EM personnel fill positions managing the Command, Public Information, Planning, and Logistics functions of the EOC Incident Management Team (IMT) and supervise the public employees  temporarily tasked with supporting the incident response.  Their priorities are life safety, impact assessment, and stabilization (or temporary restoration) of Community Lifelines.  

Once basic Lifelines are re-established, activation of the EOC de-escalates, incident response transitions into community recovery, and the County begins implementing its plans for debris clean-up, infrastructure repairs, and community restoration (including taking action to mitigate future damage from local hazards.)  

Image of describing the functional units of the Incident Command System in lay-terms, such as Planning Section is the Thinkers, Finance Section is the Cost Trackers, Logistics Section is the Getters, and Operations Section is the Doers.
Community Lifelines
Community Lifelines are the integrated network of assets, services, and capabilities that are used day-to-day to support the ongoing needs of society.  Multiple components and subcomponents make up each lifeline.  During a disaster response, First Responders conduct life-safety operations; Emergency Management focuses on stabilizing Community Lifelines. 
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