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Indy Homeland Security Division of Homeland Security Gary Coons, Chief Division of Homeland Security The City of Indianapolis Department of Public Safety established strategic objectives around which “the entire public safety department can mobilize to secure the City of Indianapolis Metropolitan Area from the dangerous and evolving threat of terrorism, prepare and mitigate for natural disasters, develop intelligence competencies, and plan and secure special events.” It aligns and focuses homeland security functions into several critical mission areas and identifies foundations that cut across all these mission areas. The Department of Public Safety’s made significant positive change by stepping away from the previous efforts or paradigm and redirecting processes, procedures, attitudes, structures and systems into a new high performing – accountable Division of Homeland Security through: • “All hazards” risk based strategic and operational planning models, • Community centric organization philosophies.

jackson county A.R.E.S. Fire Fighter Close Senate Jackson County - Jackson County Emergency Preparedness The Emergency Preparedness & Homeland Security Department is responsible for preparing, planning and coordinating the various agencies that respond to emergency situations within Jackson County. The department prepares for disasters and large-scale emergencies that are either man-made or caused by nature. It also coordinates both planning and response activities with other local jurisdictions and with other County agencies, including the Sheriff’s Office, Health Department, Public Works, Information Technology and the Medical Examiner. Emergency Preparedness & Homeland Security coordinates its activities with the State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and with federal (FEMA) coordinators to ensure that the citizens of Jackson County and their property are protected. The department operates a functional Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

USDA - APHIS D.E.R.T. Established 2011 In the light of the Joplin tornado, as well as other natural disasters, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office has approved the creation of a Disaster Response Team. This team will be responsible for responding to disasters in our communities and abroad. Goal Team members are required to attend monthly trainings in a variety of different life saving techniques. Training The team of highly motivated Deputies received training in the floowing fields; Road ClearingAdvanced First Aid / C.P.R.Disaster Scene SecurityHeavy Machinery OperationZodiac Rescue TechniquesCommunity Emergency Resopnse TrainingHazardous Materials Identification and Response

National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Threats to U.S. Food and Animal Agriculture The United States’ food and animal agriculture supply is a highly integrated, open, global, and complex infrastructure. Current and previous Administrations have affirmed these threats and the need to prepare and respond through Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9: Defense of United States Agriculture and Food (January 2004) and the National Security Strategy for Countering Biological Threats (November 2009). NBAF Site: Manhattan, Kansas Manhattan, Kansas was selected as the NBAF location after an extensive three-year site selection process that included a thorough risk assessment, environmental impact assessment, and security assessment. Read more about the NBAF site location in Manhattan, Kansas. NBAF Mission and Research NBAF will be a state-of-the-art biocontainment facility for the study of foreign animal, emerging and zoonotic (transmitted from animals to humans) diseases that threaten the U.S. animal agriculture and public health.

Chapter 1: ARES Chapter One: Amateur Radio Emergency Service ® The Amateur Radio Emergency Service ® (ARES ® ) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible to apply for membership in the ARES. Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. 1.1 ARES Organization There are four levels of ARES organization--national, section, district and local. 1.2 Section Level At the section level, the Section Emergency Coordinator is appointed by the Section Manager (who is elected by the ARRL members in his or her section) and works under his/her supervision. 1.3 Local Level 1.4 District Level 1.5 Assistant ECs 1.6 Planning Committee 1.7 Operation and Flexibility We have discussed how a typical ARES unit may be organized. 1.8 ARES Operation During Emergencies and Disasters