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Logi stic s Co m m it t e e fo r th e C A C D .

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travel l ed t h e c o u n tr y wh i l e v i si ti n g an d q u al i fy i ng

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many o f t h e N a t io n ’s e me rg en cy re s p o n d e rs .

pl a nni ng, pl e a s e v i s i t the CACD w e bs i te a nd s e l ect OLC.

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Some Things To Consider...

One of t h e s t r a t e g ic go al s o f th e O p e ra ti o n s an d L o g i s ti c s

• • • • • • • • • • •

Commi t t e e t h is y e a r i s to ca p tu re an d sh are Gre g’s l i feti me o f e x p e r ie n c e wi th th e memb ers h i p . We’ l l b e s t a r t in g a m u l ti -p a rt se ri es o f arti cl es th a t foc us on eme r g e n c y p r e p a r e d n e s s an d p l an n i n g .

Part 1: Why have a Plan in the first place? A defi n it iv e p la n t o d ea l w i th ma j o r eme rg en ci es i s a n i mporta n t e le m e n t o f th e R e s p o n si b l e D i stri b u ti o n Code s of Pract ic e a n d a s t r o n g H e a l th /S a fe ty P ro g ram.

Fire Hazardous Materials Incident Flood or Flash Flood Hurricane Tornado Winter Storm Earthquake Communications Failure Radiological Accident Civil Distrubance Explosion

Devel o p in g a s o u n d e me rg en cy p l an n o t o n l y offe rs

Emergency Plan Objectives

gui dan c e d u r in g a n e me rg en cy b u t a l so ca n h e l p to i denti fy h a za r d s t h a t may n o t h av e b e e n p rev i ous l y R e c o g ni ti o n o f th e s e h a z a rd s p ri o r to a n

An e me rge nc y pl a n outl i ne s gui de l i ne s for handling

emerge n c y g iv e s t h e o p p o rtu n i ty to el i mi n a te th e m i f

s udde n une x pe c te d s i tua ti ons . The obj e c ti v e of any

possi ble , o r m in im ize th e i r i mp a c t d u ri n g an e me rge nc y

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Key Points of Consideration

4 STEPS IN THE PLANNING PROCESS

Pote nti a l i mpa c t to the e nv i ronme nt a nd t o t he c ommuni ty

STEP 1 Establish a Planning Team

STEP 2 Analyze Capabilities and Hazards

Li k e l i hood of oc c urre nc e s houl d be fa c tore d in

A pl a n s houl d na tura l l y fol l ow from y our v ul ner abilit y a s s e s s me nt

Me a s ure s to pre v e nt oc c urre nc e s

STEP 3 Develop the Plan

Me a s ure s to mi ti ga te oc c urre nc e s

STEP 4 Implement the Plan

Sta y tune d i n the ne x t i ns ta l l me nt for how to est ablish y our pl a nni ng te a m.

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Ay re s , pl e a s e te l l hi m tha nk s for a l l he ha s done f or t he a s s oc i a ti on ov e r the y e a rs .

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