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 Transportation 

 

SPOTLIGHT

NIMS Category:       LOGISTICS
Primary Agency:     SRU Facilities & Planning
Support Agencies:  County Transportation Providers – Commercial

Introduction
A. Purpose
Emergency Support Function (ESF) # 1 - Transportation assists SRU with the ability to perform response missions associated with major disasters or emergencies.
B. Scope
1.    Transportation support includes the provision or utilization of transportation methods / modes (primarily land) for emergency response or operations.
2.    Potential Operations include providing resources or personnel that aid in traffic control, relocation and evacuation efforts.
3.    During a Governor’s state of emergency, PASSHE transportation must be made available to assist in evacuating disaster areas.

Situations & Assumptions
A.    The ESF Team Leader, in conjunction with team members, may appoint a supplemental staff member as a Resource Coordinator to manage the deployment of one or more resources. (Note: this item is common to all ESFs and will not be repeated)
B.    Immediately following an emergency, there may be a heavy demand for transportation to move people, supplies, records and equipment, to minimize loss of life and property. During emergency, transportation resources may be in short supply.

Concept of Operations
A. General
1.    An assessment of the SRU transportation network will be conducted and the information analyzed.
2.    Resource needs and requests will be obtained from SRU departments and agencies, other ESFs and Butler county. (Note: this item is common to all ESFs and will not be repeated)
3.    Requests will be prioritized, and resources will be allocated and deployed in mission assignments. (Note: this item is common to all ESFs and will not be repeated)
4.    Missions will be tracked, and resources will be reassigned as they become available for subsequent uses. (Note: this item is common to all ESFs and will not be repeated)
5.    All team members will monitor activities and deployment to ensure the core duties of their organizations can continue to be performed. (Note: this item is common to all ESFs and will not be repeated)

Organization & Responsibilities
Information in this section applies to all ESFs and will not be repeated. Primary Department or Agency

1.    Act as the Team Leader, as well as the team’s representative in policy discussions, negotiations with other ESF teams, and other matters.
2.    Develop team procedures and policies, as needed, in cooperation with team members.
3.    Act as the coordinating agent for all related resources, develop operations, assignments, and direct deployment, in cooperation with team members.
4.    Ensure team members will receive shift-relief from their organizations at appropriate intervals, and as additional personnel are available.
5.    Establish liaison with ESF # 5 to facilitate the sharing of information and data.
6.    Collect, compile and report information and data.
7.    Support Departments or Agencies
8.    Provide assistance to the Team Leader, as appropriate, and make resources
of their organizations available for food missions.
9.    Provide supplemental staff to support the team.
10.    Track the use of resources from their organizations and share that information with the Team Leader.

Administration & Logistics
Information in this section applies to all ESFs and will not be repeated.
Resource Lists - SRU maintains a current list of resources with contact information.
Records – SRU maintains records of all emergency services activities.

Authority & References
Information in this section applies to all ESFs and will not be repeated.
Authority and references are outlines within the Basic Plan at Section 10.

Definition of Terms
Information in this section applies to all ESFs and will not be repeated.
Definitions are available in the Basic Plan section.

Training & Exercises
Information in this section applies to all ESFs and will not be repeated.
Training and exercise authority, requirements and policies are described within the Basic Plan.

Maintenance
Information in this section applies to all ESFs and will not be repeated.
The primary agency is responsible for the review and maintenance of the plan.