Major Activities and Department Description
Promulgate and enforce Division policy and procedures; approve, reject or revise Section recommendations; supervise overall Division activities; represent the Division as necessary; authorize the use of resources; direct and control emergency operations.
Technical Services Section
Perform chemical and radiological sampling, analysis and modeling; perform hazard and capability assessment and development; provide technical training programs.
General Services Section
Perform clerical work for the Division; prepare departmental payrolls; maintain personnel, inventory, chemical facility and accounting records; requisition supplies and equipment; answer telephones and staff reception desks.
Manage all facilities, personnel, equipment, supplies and materials necessary for normal and emergency activities; prepare, provide and coordinate emergency personnel training programs; develop and maintain mutual aid and resource availability agreements; prepare and manage financial assistance grants.
Develop, maintain, analyze and implement emergency plans and procedures; develop and coordinate simulated emergency test exercises; perform and coordinate public awareness programs and campaigns; operate and supervise the operation of communications and warning systems.
Goals and Objectives
- Update and maintain the Emergency Operations Plan and all related support documents.
- Maintain emergency response facilities, equipment and supplies in immediately operational status.
- Conduct public awareness activities designed to increase basic emergency preparedness skills and develop public confidence in the County's Emergency Management Program.
- Conduct disaster response training drills and exercises designed to highlight and correct emergency planning and resource deficiencies and to otherwise maintain and improve the overall emergency response readiness level of the County and participating local communities.
- Enhance Technical Support Team and Metropolitan Medical Strike Team (both counter-terrorism specialty teams) capabilities.
Did You Know?
- That since 1997 there have been six Presidential and seven Governor's major disaster declarations for the Wayne County area, one of each in 1997, 1998, and 1999.
- That since 1950 there have been 857 tornadoes in the State of Michigan, 27 of which have occurred in Wayne County.
- That every year there are approximately 7 fires per 1000 Wayne County residents.
If you would like to become a volunteer in the event of a natural or public health emergency, please sign up with the Michigan Volunteer Registry at www.mivolunteerregistry.org
- Countywide Emergency Alert System
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control
- CDC Emergency Preparedness
- U.S. Homeland Security
- FBI - Detroit
- Michigan Department of Community Health
- Michigan Homeland Security
- Region2 South
- Health Emergency Medical Services
- Avian Flu Notification Procedures
- Michigan Emergency Preparedness
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