Annex P: Hazard Mitigation

ANNEX P: HAZARD MITIGATION

The purpose of this annex is to address mitigation as a long-term, on-going process, and identify planning and implementation actions applicable to both pre-incident and post-incident situations. This annex describes the organization of LSCS emergency management team members and external agencies and assigns tasks and responsibilities for coordinated hazard mitigation planning and implementation activities and actions.

Annex P also explains the methodologies and progressive steps of how LSCS plans to identify the hazards that affect us and to systematically reduce the identified levels of risk and vulnerability to these hazards. This annex also explains LSCS partnerships, and participation in regional and state mitigation planning and implementation activities.

CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS

This annex is not intended to describe in detail all aspects of LSCS mitigation program. The achievement of hazard mitigation objectives is a LSCS and local, state and national priority. All LSCS departments will identify and implement feasible risk reduction measures.

Hazard mitigation is a function that requires the coordination of a variety of multi-disciplined, multi-jurisdictional on-going activities. The Chief Emergency Management Officer (CEMO) is responsible for the overall emergency management program, including hazard mitigation. The CEMO serves as the Hazard Mitigation Coordinator (HMC) for this function within LSCS working with the Facilities Directors and Vice Presidents of Administrative Services of LSCS. Collectively, this team of individuals serves as the Hazard Mitigation Team (HMT).

The HMT consists primarily of representatives from the LSCS Facilities departments, and includes the regional fire marshal offices and fire departments, regional public health authorities, and partners that represent industry and the private sector. The HMT organization provides the flexibility to involve all team members in the problem solving process, or to involve only those team members who possess the specific skills needed to mitigate a hazard specific condition.

REFERENCES

          Division of Emergency Management (DEM), State of Texas Emergency Management Plan.

          DEM, State of Texas Hazard Analysis

          DEM, State of Texas Hazard Mitigation Plan.

          DEM-21, Mitigation Handbook.

          Regional Hazard Analysis

·         LSCSHazard Analysis

          Regional Hazard Mitigation Action Plans

·         LSCSBasic Plan

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