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  • Slide 1 - The Role of the Red Cross in Emergency Management Peter Losi Vice President, Response Government Operations March 2007
  • Slide 2 - Mission of the American Red Cross ‘The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.’
  • Slide 3 - Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement Humanity Impartiality Neutrality Independence Voluntary Service Unity Universality
  • Slide 4 - Summary of Organizational Components Programs and services are integrated at the Local, State, Regional and National levels and are provided through: Manpower– American Red Cross has over 1 Million Volunteers & 35,000 Paid Staff Chapters - 775 Local Armed Forces Emergency Services Units - 100 Blood Regions - 35 Service Areas - 8 Partnerships – with Government and other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Slide 5 - Primary Lines of Service Biomedical Services Armed Forces Emergency Services Health & Safety Services International Services Disaster Services
  • Slide 6 - Potential Disaster Responses The American Red Cross responds to over 70,000 disasters annually (which range in type and complexity to include): Fires - From Single Family Homes to large Apartment Complexes Natural Disasters – Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Floods, and Severe Weather Other Man-made Incidents - Terrorist Events, Aircraft Accidents, etc.
  • Slide 7 - How We Ensure Services are Provided It all starts with a Local Chapter! Must be able to respond to any disaster 24/7/365 Within a 2 hour time frame
  • Slide 8 - ARC National HQ Assets Disaster Operations Center (DOC) Disaster Services Human Resources (DSHR) System with ~56,000 members Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) - 300 Warehouses - 28 (1.2 Million Sq Ft) Emergency Communication Response Vehicle (ECRV) - 9 Critical Response Team (CRT)
  • Slide 9 - Disaster Services Health Services Mental Health Services Disaster Welfare Information Client Services Mass Care All Red Cross Disaster Assistance is Free!
  • Slide 10 - Service Area Boundaries and Headquarters Locations
  • Slide 11 - EVENT Top Officials US Govt. DRO Chapter IIMG/ IMPT State EOC RRCC NRCC JFO JOC PFO DOC President, ARC & Senior Mgmt. ERT-A Local EOC SA HSOC/ NOC BSOC All Depts. HHS RNAT CDC Key ARC – American Red Cross BSOC – Biomedical Services Ops Center CDC – Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA DHS – Department of Homeland Security DOC – Disaster Operations Center DRO – Disaster Relief Operation EOC – Emergency Operations Center ERT-A – Emergency Response Team – Advance (FEMA) HHS – Department of Health & Human Services HSC – Homeland Security Council at the White House; no ARC liaison here HSOC – Homeland Security Ops Center (DHS); ARC liaison upon request IIMG – Interagency Incident Management Group (DHS) IMPT – Incident Management Planning Team (DHS) JFO – Joint Field Office (FEMA) JOC – Joint Operations Center (FBI lead); no ARC liaison here NRCC – National Response Coordination Center (FEMA) NOC – National Operations Center PFO – Principal Federal Official (DHS); occasional ARC liaison here RNAT – Rapid Needs Assessment Team (FEMA) RRCC – Regional Response Coordination Center (FEMA) SA – Service Area Note – Solid line indicates automatic deployment of a Red Cross representative to the government entity; dotted line indicates deployment if requested (Nov 2006) Red Cross Response Concept of Operations HSC
  • Slide 12 - National Response Plan (NRP) Roles Primary Agency Designation: - ESF #6 Mass Care, Housing & Human Services Support Agency Designations: ESF #3 Public Works & Engineering ESF #5 Emergency Management ESF #8 Public Health & Medical Services ESF #11 Agriculture & Natural Resources ESF #14 Long Term Community Recovery & Mitigation ESF #15 External Affairs
  • Slide 13 - Support Annexes Designations: Red Cross is listed as a “Cooperating” agency to the following annexes: Financial Management Private Sector Coordination International Coordination Public Affairs Tribal Relations Incident Annexes Designations: Red Cross is listed as a “Cooperating” agency to the following annexes: Biological Catastrophic Nuclear/Radiological National Response Plan (NRP) Roles - continued
  • Slide 14 - Co-Primary Agency – ESF #6 Emergency Support Function ESF #6 – Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services Primary Agency Designations for ESF #6 Mass Care American Red Cross is designated as the Primary Agency for the Mass Care portion of ESF #6 Housing and Human Services Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is designated as the Primary Agency for the Housing and Human Services portions of ESF #6
  • Slide 15 - Red Cross Role in National Response Plan – ESF #6 Emergency Support Function ESF 6 – Mass Care, Housing and Human Services Components of Mass Care Coordination of Federal Assets to address: Sheltering Feeding Emergency First Aid Disaster Welfare Information Bulk Distribution of Emergency Relief Items
  • Slide 16 - Voluntary Organization Partners Southern Baptists Provides support in Feeding Operations through large kitchens The Salvation Army Provides support in Sheltering and Feeding Operations National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) Provides coordination services for Voluntary Organizations involved in Disaster Response
  • Slide 17 - Federal Partners Department of Homeland Security Work closely with FEMA Member of Incident Management Planning Team (IMPT) Represented in the National Operations Center (NOC) Participate in TOPOFF & other national level exercises Department of Health & Human Services Office of Preparedness and Response Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Agency for Children and Families (ACF) Department of Defense Northern Command (NORTHCOM)
  • Slide 18 - For Further Information Peter C. Losi Vice President, Response Government Operations (202) 303-6859 or LosiP@usa.redcross.org American Red Cross (National HQ) 2025 E Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

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