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Title: North Central Texas Fusion System

Overview Briefing October 2009
Fusion Center Organizational Chart
Director of Homeland Security Emergency
Management Coordinator
Office Administrator
Fire Marshal
Bioterrorism Coordinator
Sr. Intelligence Analyst NCT Fusion Center
UDCF Security Guard Supervisor
Main Court Security Guard Supervisor
Administrative Secretary
Administrative Secretary
Crime Analyst, Texas Department of Public Safety
Security Guard
Security Guard
City Bioterrorism Planner
Arson Investigator
Security Guard
Security Guard
IT Specialist
Central Region Manager, U.S. DHS IA (Federal)
Security Guard
Security Guard
Sr. Intelligence Officer, U.S. DHS IA (Federal)
Illegal Dumping Enforcement Officer
Security Guard
Security Guard
CRI Coordinator
Policy Fellow , U.S. DHS IA (Federal)
Security Guard
Security Guard
Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers
Reserve Officers (unpaid)
Security Guard Hatchell Bldg
US Marshals Service
Interns Embry-Riddle, UNT
Courthouse Security
  • Screening of the Public for prohibited items
  • Bloomdale Courthouse and University Drive Courts
    Facility (UDCF)
  • X-Ray machines and Magnetometers
  • 3 Shifts (7-4, 8-5, 2-10)
  • Security Guard presence at Hatchell
    Administration Building
  • Updating Courthouse Security Policies
  • Coordinate with HLS, Sheriffs Office, DAs
    Office, Facilities, McKinney PD
  • Identification and Training of Floor Wardens
  • Courthouse Security Exercise on June 27th at

Emergency Management
  • Maintain Emergency Plan at Advanced Level by
    the Governors
  • Division of Emergency Management (GDEM)
  • Public Education
  • - Presentations Rotary, Kiwanis, Chambers
    of Commerce, Masonic Lodges
  • - Safety Fairs - Storm Spotter Training,
    Medical Reserve Corps, Red Cross
  • Stakeholder Meetings
  • MUAWG, REPAC, Direction Control, Fusion, REM,
  • Hospitals, Non-Profit Groups, Sheltering,
    Volunteer Groups
  • Disasters and Exercise
  • H1N1, West Texas Wildfires, Severe Weather
  • Grant Application Management (gt6 Million
    since 2003)
  • - UASI, State Homeland Security, EMPG, EOC, JAG

Homeland Security Department
Major Exercises Emergencies
  • Spring 2004, Greenville, TX, Chemical Spill
  • July 2005 Waterline Break
  • Hurricane Katrina and Rita (2005/2006)
  • August 2005 Copeville, TX Railway
  • Chemical Spill
  • March 2006 Wylie Flooding/Severe
  • Weather
  • May 2006 Westminster/Anna Severe
  • Weather and Tornado
  • Summer 2006 Wildfire Declaration
  • July 2007 Flooding
  • Fall 2008 Hurricanes Ike and Gustav
  • Spring 2009 West Texas Wildfires
  • H1N1 (Swine Flu) Outbreak
  • July 2003 Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • (WMD) Functional Exercise
  • June 2004 Smallpox Full-Scale Exercise
  • December 2004 Plano WMD Functional
  • Exercise
  • March 2005 County-Wide WMD
  • Functional Exercise
  • August 2005 Strategic National Stockpile
  • (SNS) Functional and Full-Scale Exercise
  • May 2006 Regional Hurricane Functional
  • Exercise
  • June 2006 Regional WMD Functional
  • Exercise
  • July 2008 COOP Tabletop Exercise
  • Plano, Prosper, Wylie MRC POD Exercises

Public Health Preparedness (BT Team)
  • Prepare for, respond to, and recover from disease
  • Objectives and Activities
  • Enhance preparedness and planning efforts for
    natural and man-made public health emergencies
    through composition and development of plans and
    training of Homeland Security Health Care
    Services staff
  • Distribute medical countermeasures (e.g.,
    medication/vaccine) during large-scale public
    health emergency within 48 hours
  • Organize conduct training exercises for
    pandemic influenza, SNS deployment, redundant
    communications, and other response activities
  • Improve inter-agency inter-jurisdictional
    coordination through development of agreements
    and routine participation with hospitals,
    schools, city emergency managers, adjacent county
    departments, DSHS, NCTCOG, NCTTRAC, as well as
    non-profit, faith-based and community
  • Provide mass care for sheltering operations
  • Educate residents regarding disease prevention
    and control

Medical Reserve Corps
  • Mission is to improve health and safety of
    communities by organizing and utilizing local
  • Enhance response through pre-identifying,
    credentialing, and training local volunteers
  • Volunteer roles
  • Support local public health initiatives to
    advance priorities of Surgeon General
  • Assist with surge personnel needs
  • Participate in mass prophylaxis exercises and
    disaster drills
  • Train with local emergency response partners
  • Support and supplement existing community
    response resources
Mobile Incident Command Post
Mobile Incident Command Post
  • 3 Pullout Sections
  • Conference Room Dispatch Area
  • 14 Workstations
  • Accommodations for 12-15
  • Funded by
  • Homeland Security Grant
  • UASI

Mobile Medical Unit
Fire Marshals Office
  • Plan Review and Inspections
  • Fire Prevention
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Environmental Crimes
  • Arson Investigations
  • Nuisance Abatement

Fire Marshals Office
Fusion Center Mission
The right data To the right person At the right
time While protecting the individual rights of
all citizens
Think Globally Act Locally
North Central Texas Fusion Center
Stakeholders All-Hazards Disciplines
  • Homeland Security
  • Director, Intelligence Analysts, Bioterrorism
  • Law Enforcement
  • Sheriff, Dispatchers, Police Officers, Crime
  • Public Health
  • Epidemiologists, Health Authorities, Medical
  • Fire
  • Fire Marshals, Fire Chiefs, Arson Investigators
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Managers and Coordinators
  • State and Federal Government
  • Texas Fusion Center, US DHS NOC, TX DPS
  • Private Sector
  • Energy, Railroads, Sports Facilities, Public
    Schools, Hospitals

North Central Texas Fusion System
  • Threat Assessments
  • - Cowboys Stadium, Inland Port, Pizza Hut
    Park, NTMWD
  • Strategic Analysis
  • - Criminal Gangs, Human Trafficking, Arms
  • Law Enforcement Agency Support
  • - Home Invasions, Homicide Investigations,
    Human Trafficking, Gangs
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • - gt100 Million LE records 2 Terabytes of
    Unstructured Data
  • - gt1000 users
  • - 78 Libraries on crimes, gangs, illegal
    dumping, DHS reports, public health
  • 28 additional libraries added soon
  • Stakeholder Meetings
  • - FBI, DHS, ATF, DEA, Secret Service, US
    Marshals, DPS, local agencies
  • Inmate phone call transcription translation

Novel 2009 A(H1N1) Influenza
  • Virus - new subtype of A/H1N1 -- not previously
  • CDC determines virus spreading from human to
  • 1.5 billion provided to fight H1N1
  • Virus - gene segments from 4 different influenza
  • North American swine, North American avian, North
    American human and Eurasian swine
  • Symptoms Fever greater than 100F cough or
    sore throat with no other known cause.
  • Other symptoms include body aches, headaches,
    chills, fatigue.
  • Some may also report runny nose, nausea, vomiting

Novel 2009 A(H1N1) Influenza
  • Collin County confirmed cases, 101 prior to
    August 1st
  • 203 cases in September, October numbers are
  • 52 deaths in Texas, 147 nationally
  • No deaths reported in Collin County
  • Flu is not a reportable condition, it is
    reviewed due to the potential for outbreaks and
    the need to provide public health guidance

Collin County Responses
  • Educate community residents and stakeholders
  • Distribute CDC Guidance to stakeholders
  • Develop Contingency plans
  • Capability Gap Analysis
  • Mass Vaccination Plan
  • Communications
  • Coordination with
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Day Care and Assisted Living/Nursing Homes
  • Cities
  • Hospitals, Medical Providers, Pharmacies

Existing Vaccine Providers
  • Providers receive direct shipment of vaccine at
    no cost
  • hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, clinics
  • Key points
  • Providers may charge an administration fee.
  • This is expected to meet the demand for the novel
    H1N1 vaccine, just as with the seasonal flu.
  • If demand is higher, contingency plans are in

H1N1 Flu Vaccine
  • Will be available in late October or November
  • Collin County has received 200 doses that went to
  • Age 10 and older will require 1 shot
  • Age 6 months to age 10 will require 2 shots, 3-4
    weeks apart
  • Adult seasonal flu vaccine available 9/8/09.
    Collin County Healthcare Services is out of
    seasonal flu vaccine for kids
  • This information changes frequently based on CDC

Priority Groups
  • Primary focus is to increase capacity to
    vaccinate priority groups identified by CDC MMWR,
    Aug 21, 2009
  • Pregnant women
  • Household contacts of those lt 6 months old
  • Health care and emergency medical personnel
  • People 6 months to 24 years old
  • Individuals ages 25 - 64 with chronic health

Flu Surveillance System
  • Will reside in the Fusion System
  • Will provide easy access to guidance materials
    and information on flu and other diseases
  • Will allow easy calculations of school
    absenteeism on a daily basis district-wide for
    school nurse coordinators, superintendents, and
    public health epidemiology
  • Will enhance surveillance and situational
  • Will monitor absenteeism against baselines and
    provide alerts

Flu Surveillance System
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CDC definition of ILI.
What should I do to Stay Healthy?
  • Covering nose and mouth with a tissue when
    coughing or sneezing
  • Dispose the tissue in the trash after use.
  • Hand washing with soap and water
  • Especially after coughing or sneezing.
  • Cleaning hands with alcohol-based hand cleansers
  • Avoiding close contact with sick people
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with
    unwashed hands
  • If sick with influenza-like illness, stay home
    from work or school and limit contact with others
    until 24 hours after fever subsides
  • Get seasonal flu vaccine now and 2009 H1N1 when
    it comes out !

  • Have you your family received the seasonal
    influenza vaccine?