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SALINE COUNTY

Emergency Management Department

County Seat MARSHALL, MISSOURI

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN (EOP)

Prepared by

Stephen Jaeger, County Resident and Contractor

Using previous work by THE LOUIS BERGER GROUP, INC.

In Conjunction With

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

and

SALINE COUNTY, MISSOURI OFFICIALS

 

September, 2015

 

 

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SALINE COUNTY EOP

 

Main distribution of this document is electronic, with two hard copies in the County E-911 office and at the Saline County Sheriffs Office. Both of these copies are for public viewing during normal business hours. The Web site is normally available 24 hours a day seven days a week, there may be occasional down time for maintenance.

 

FOREWORD

Mission Statement

The Saline County Emergency Management Department’s mission is to protect the lives and property of all Saline County residents when public safety is threatened by natural disasters (including snow storms, ice storms, tornadoes, floods, and severe weather events) and man-made disasters (including hazardous materials accidents, radiological hazards, and active-shooter events).

The Saline County Emergency Management Department is responsible for developing an Emergency Operation Plan for Saline County and for updating that plan each year. The current plan was developed through the collaborative efforts of the Saline County Emergency Management Department and other governmental and private entities throughout Saline County. This plan lays a framework for saving lives, minimizing injuries, protecting property and the environment, preserving functioning civil government, and maintaining the economic activities that are essential to surviving and recovering from both natural and man-made disasters.

The primary office of the Saline County Emergency Management Department is located in the Saline County Justice Center, 1915 West Arrow, Marshall, MO. The office can be contacted via phone (660.886.5511 ext. 7648) or fax (660.553.3745).

Contact Info:

Emmit Williams, Saline County Emergency Management Director

Saline County Justice Center, 1915 W. Arrow, Marshall, MO 65340

(660) 886-5511 ext. 7648 (office)

E911 for emergency notification

(660) 886-0013 (cell)

This plan follows the principles and processes outlined in the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  As a result, this plan institutionalizes the concepts and principles of the NIMS and the Incident Command System (ICS) into the response and recovery operations conducted within Saline County.

The NIMS provides a consistent, flexible and adjustable national framework within which government and private entities at all levels can work together to manage domestic incidents, regardless of their cause, size, location or complexity. This flexibility applies across all phases of incident management: prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

This plan was developed through the collaborative efforts of the Saline County Emergency Management Department and the various city and county agencies and other governmental and private entities throughout Saline County. and with assistance provided by the State Emergency Management Agency. During the development of this plan various agencies, organizations, and county and city governments were interviewed to discuss their roles, responsibilities, and capabilities in an emergency. This plan is a result of their input.  Additions and changes to this plan continue to evolve with their input.

The Saline County Emergency Management Department EOP is a multi-hazard, functional plan, broken into three components; (1) a basic plan that serves as an overview of the jurisdictions approach to emergency management, (2) annexes that address specific activities critical to emergency response and recovery, and (3) appendices which support each annex and contain technical information, details, and methods for use in emergency operations.

The Basic Plan is to be used primarily by the chief executive and public policy officials of a jurisdiction but all individuals/agencies involved in the EOP should be familiar with it.  The annexes are to be used by the operational managers and the appendices are for disaster response personnel.

Every individual and agency that has a role in the response and recovery operations of Saline County must be familiar with, and understand, the contents of this plan for it to be effective. Thus, the Saline County Emergency Management Director and Coordinator will brief the appropriate officials on their roles in emergency management. The Director will also brief the newly employed officials as they assume their duties.

Each organization/agency with an assigned task will be responsible for the development and maintenance of their respective segments of the plan (See Part IV of the Basic Plan).  They will update their portion of the plan as needed based on experience in emergencies, deficiencies identified through drills and exercises, and changes in government structure and emergency organizations It is also the responsibility of those organizations/agencies that make changes to this plan to provide a copy of those changes to the Saline County Emergency Management Director.

On February 26, 2015, after discussion and agreement among all of the incorporated cities, towns, and villages and the County Commission of Saline County, the emergency management functions of the entire county were merged into the Saline County Emergency Management Department. The individual elected and appointed officials of these entities retain the full responsibility and authority, they have just allowed the county wide function to coordinate the response from additional resources both physical and financial.

 

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