What goes into preparedness?

Several elements go into preparedness, including:

  • Emergency Operations Plan - on file with County / State
    • Address all emergencies - Weather related, Hazmat, Terrorism, WMD
    • Describes alert and Warning protocol - Radio, Television, Auto-dialing systems
    • Describes critical facilities, shelters, roads, waterways
    • Describes direction and control protocol of Police, Fire, medical, DPW services
    • Describes use of assets for all emergency / disaster situations, evacuation procedures
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee  / Haz-Mat - Local Emergency Planning Committee
    • Quarterly meetings
  • Office of Emergency Management
    • Monthly meetings

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1. What is Westwood Office of Emergency Management?
2. What is the Office of Emergency Management’s mission?
3. What is the Office of Emergency Management's role?
4. Who is part of Westwood’s Office of Emergency Management?
5. How does the Office of Emergency Management achieve its mission?
6. What goes into preparedness?