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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 02:11 PM
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22. Take all these and then take a look at what should have been done
based on FEMA's own plan:

Planning & Prevention

National Response Plan: Local/Federal Response Strategies & Coordination Structures

National Response Plan Main Page >> Local/Federal Response Strategies & Coordination Structures

Emphasis on Local Response

All incidents are handled at the lowest possible organizational and jurisdictional level. Police, fire, public health and medical, emergency management, and other personnel are responsible for incident management at the local level. For those events that rise to the level of an Incident of National Significance, the Department of Homeland Security provides operational and/or resource coordination for Federal support to on-scene incident command structures.

Proactive Federal Response to Catastrophic Events

The National Response Plan provides mechanisms for expedited and proactive Federal support to ensure critical life-saving assistance and incident containment capabilities are in place to respond quickly and efficiently to catastrophic incidents. These are high-impact, low-probability incidents, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks that result in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the population, infrastructure, environment, economy, national morale, and/or government functions.

Multi-Agency Coordination Structures

The National Response Plan establishes multi-agency coordinating structures at the field, regional and headquarters levels. These structures:

Enable the execution of the responsibilities of the President through the appropriate Federal department and agencies;

Integrate Federal, State, local, tribal, nongovernmental Organization, and private-sector efforts; and

Provide a national capability that addresses both site-specific incident management activities and broader regional or national issues, such as impacts to the rest of the country, immediate regional or national actions required to avert or prepare for potential subsequent events, and the management of multiple incidents.

New Coordinating Mechanisms Include

Homeland Security Operations Center (HSOC)

The HSOC serves as the primary national-level multi-agency situational awareness and operational coordination center. The HSOC includes elements of the Department of Homeland Security and other Federal departments and agencies.

National Response Coordination Center (NRCC)

The NRCC, a functional component of the HSOC, is a multi-agency center that provides overall Federal response coordination.

Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC)

At the regional level, the RRCC coordinates regional response efforts and implements local Federal program support until a Joint Field Office is established.

Interagency Incident Management Group (IIMG)

A tailored group of senior level Federal interagency representatives who provide strategic advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security during an actual or potential Incident of National Significance.

Joint Field Office (JFO)

A temporary Federal facility established locally to provide a central point for Federal, State, local, and tribal representatives with responsibility for incident support and coordination.

Principal Federal Official (PFO)

A PFO may be designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security during a potential or actual Incident of National Significance. While individual Federal officials retain their authorities pertaining to specific aspects of incident management, the PFO works in conjunction with these officials to coordinate overall Federal incident management efforts. ...

Does it look like any of this was done or, indeed, being done now?

I extracted this part from the local level component:

For those events that rise to the level of an Incident of National Significance, the Department of Homeland Security provides operational and/or resource coordination for Federal support to on-scene incident command structures.
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  -Can FEMA do anything right?!! Look at this list! peabody71  Sep-06-05 10:35 AM   #0 
  - Wow...another bookmark...thanks!!!  stillcool47   Sep-06-05 10:40 AM   #1 
  - It's almost impossible to believe.  peabody71   Sep-06-05 10:42 AM   #2 
  - Good job, Peabody.  The Backlash Cometh   Sep-06-05 10:46 AM   #3 
  - they are mad as hatters  mopinko   Sep-06-05 10:47 AM   #4 
  - I'm worried about the last link ...look at the whole thing.  DemsUnited   Sep-06-05 10:52 AM   #5 
  - So the mayor of New Orleans is supposed to call  SeanQ   Sep-06-05 11:19 AM   #7 
  - This is just Brown's bullshit. It's cover for slowing everything up,  Peace Patriot   Sep-06-05 11:24 AM   #9 
  - Since the Governor wrote to the President on the 28th August  dogday   Sep-06-05 06:32 PM   #28 
     - The letter was dated August 27th.  soup   Sep-07-05 08:55 AM   #46 
  - Under Clinton they could. This is a snip from yesterday's LA Times  nothingshocksmeanymore   Sep-06-05 10:53 AM   #6 
  - Here's another one....  rainbow4321   Sep-06-05 11:22 AM   #8 
  - What makes you think these were errors?  TOJ   Sep-06-05 11:27 AM   #10 
  - Turned away state of the art MEDICAL HELP!!  mzteris   Sep-06-05 11:28 AM   #11 
  - Jeez! And all the while the Admin talking heads are going on and on about  Wordie   Sep-06-05 11:47 PM   #30 
  - PLEASE NOMINATE!!  peabody71   Sep-06-05 11:31 AM   #12 
  - And wasn't there a big group of doctors that got turned away, or it  Peace Patriot   Sep-06-05 11:31 AM   #13 
  - kick  peabody71   Sep-06-05 11:49 AM   #14 
  - Thanks you so much for putting this together....  Emit   Sep-06-05 12:04 PM   #15 
  - These guys are truly inept....they are over whelmed??? no homework  opihimoimoi   Sep-06-05 01:08 PM   #16 
  - One outrage after another. nt  Blue State Native   Sep-06-05 01:10 PM   #17 
  - Dismantling of the FEMA under Homeland Sec. is to blame!  demo dutch   Sep-06-05 01:16 PM   #18 
  - FEMA and FAA would not let mosquito spraying happen..  rainbow4321   Sep-06-05 01:30 PM   #19 
  - you know all those "detention camps" FEMA apparently built?  anarch   Sep-06-05 01:37 PM   #20 
  - Good Gawd!  yowzayowzayowza   Sep-06-05 02:05 PM   #21 
  - Take all these and then take a look at what should have been done  Spazito   Sep-06-05 02:11 PM   #22 
  - Great Job!...When we get the go ahead for the Katrina Resources  mom cat   Sep-06-05 02:33 PM   #23 
  - Forwarded to my Senators & Representative.  Sapphire Blue   Sep-06-05 03:34 PM   #24 
  - kick  peabody71   Sep-06-05 06:00 PM   #25 
  - This consistency cannot be a mistake.  Minstrel Boy   Sep-06-05 06:22 PM   #26 
  - Exactly!  batmansmom   Sep-07-05 10:22 AM   #55 
  - hmmmmm  recycledindi   Sep-06-05 06:26 PM   #27 
  - What a fantastic list!  Tom Yossarian Joad   Sep-06-05 07:12 PM   #29 
  - They followed orders...  RBHam   Sep-06-05 11:48 PM   #31 
  - another FEMA screwup- flys evacuees to wrong City  WillYourVoteBCounted   Sep-07-05 12:06 AM   #32 
  - Yeah, I was thunderstruck when I heard about THIS one!  Clintmax   Sep-07-05 09:56 AM   #52 
  - Great Post! FEMA is deliberatly sabotaging relief effort!  bassman79   Sep-07-05 12:15 AM   #33 
  - To add to your list...  Peace Patriot   Sep-07-05 04:04 AM   #34 
  - Another link: misallocation of firefighters and first responders  Peace Patriot   Sep-07-05 04:58 AM   #35 
  - Firsthand account by EMS/paramedics of gross mistreatment and  Peace Patriot   Sep-07-05 06:03 AM   #36 
  - Deliberate FEMA plan to leave poor behind  eridani   Sep-07-05 06:12 AM   #37 
  - FEMA cancelled VA hospital evacuation plan  eridani   Sep-07-05 06:14 AM   #38 
  - And here's the post about Hurricane Center's briefing of Bush on 8/28,  Peace Patriot   Sep-07-05 06:37 AM   #39 
  - Add to list: Navy pilots reprimanded for rescuing 100+ victims--  Peace Patriot   Sep-07-05 07:12 AM   #40 
  - Yet another: FEMA turns away aid, rescue crews...  Peace Patriot   Sep-07-05 07:38 AM   #41 
  - FEMA chief sent help only when storm ended  Peace Patriot   Sep-07-05 08:29 AM   #42 
  - Why, it's almost like you put the people who would cover-up MIHOP II...  Junkdrawer   Sep-07-05 08:32 AM   #43 
  - kicked and nominated. Un-freaking-believable. n/t  omshanti   Sep-07-05 08:36 AM   #44 
  - NWS 8/28 memo predicting terrible devastation hits NBC  Peace Patriot   Sep-07-05 08:42 AM   #45 
  - .  Junkdrawer   Sep-07-05 09:15 AM   #47 
  - .  Junkdrawer   Sep-07-05 01:12 PM   #60 
  - Failure Experience Made Actual  lonestarnot   Sep-07-05 09:20 AM   #48 
  - FEMA --- The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight  lpbk2713   Sep-07-05 09:25 AM   #49 
  - Add another one - the Fairfax Rescue Team  paineinthearse   Sep-07-05 09:45 AM   #50 
  - Incredible! It goes on and on. FEMA fucks up foreign aid.  Peace Patriot   Sep-07-05 09:51 AM   #51 
  - Add two more: MAP and the Red Cross  paineinthearse   Sep-07-05 09:57 AM   #53 
  - None of this was standard operating procedure for FEMA under Clinton  Divernan   Sep-07-05 10:21 AM   #54 
  - Here's another: Military was ready--no order from president  Peace Patriot   Sep-07-05 10:35 AM   #56 
  - Good work, Peabody, thanks. (nt)  Ian_rd   Sep-07-05 10:35 AM   #57 
  - Anything about FEMA dragging feet on okaying Superdome as...  Pacifist Patriot   Sep-07-05 10:41 AM   #58 
  - two of your bookmarks are broken. These were also Du threads with  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-07-05 11:39 AM   #59 
  - 'FEMA didn't need it. Everyone's already helping' - My RW mom  cynatnite   Sep-07-05 01:15 PM   #61 
  - This is moving beyond criminally negligent homicide  Blue_In_AK   Sep-07-05 01:24 PM   #62 

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