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Title: Central Asia Regional Health Security Workshop Co-organized with the Command Surgeon, US Central Command and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies 17-19 April 2012, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany


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Central Asia Regional Health Security
WorkshopCo-organized with the Command Surgeon,
US Central Command and the George C. Marshall
European Center for Security Studies 17-19 April
2012, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Disaster Management and Response Lessons Learned
Part I
  • Sharon I. Peyus / Robert C. Hutchinson
  • Homeland Security Investigations
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • 19 April 2012

2
LESSONS LEARNED
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • H1N1Outbreak
  • 7.0 Earthquake in Haiti

3
Three Very Different Incidents
  • Hurricane Katrina (2005)
  • Major natural disaster
  • Different than last significant incident
  • Unique challenges and issues
  • H1N1Outbreak (2009)
  • Public health threat
  • Infrequent and highly communicable
  • A good test of our preparedness
  • 7.0 Earthquake in Haiti (2010)
  • Major natural disaster
  • An international response
  • Non-traditional role for our agency

4
Hurricane Katrina
  • Hurricane Katrina

5
Hurricane Katrina - After Action Report
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement played
    an integral and crucial role in this response
    effort
  • First on the scene
  • Deployed resources to support the Federal
    Emergency Management Agency
  • Activated the Critical Incident Management Group
  • Functioned as Senior Federal Law Enforcement
    Official
  • Conducted significant supporting roles with the
    Principal Federal Official

6
Hurricane Katrina (contd)
  • Accomplishments
  • Deployed over 2,500 law enforcement officers for
    non-traditional roles and assignments
  • Rescue missions 2,275
  • Evacuations 537
  • Arrests 203
  • Emergency (911) Call Responses 603
  • Recovered Bodies 44
  • Located over 100 missing employees

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Lessons Learned - Katrina
  • Training
  • Expand Principal Federal Official training for
    designated leadership
  • Determine future roles/responsibilities during
    national emergencies
  • Jurisdictions / cross-designation procedures
  • Expand National Incident Management System and
    Incident Command System training for all
    personnel
  • Consider state and local legal law enforcement
    authorities for future assignments

12
Lessons Learned Katrina (contd)
  • Capabilities needed
  • Stage equipment in regional areas
  • Water and other consumable resources
  • Pre-established lodging agreements and plan
  • Portable or pre-established fuel access
  • Established agreements and contracts

13
Lessons Learned - Katrina (contd)
  • Communication Issues
  • Cellular telephones and service provider
    interruptions
  • Satellite telephone availability limited number
  • Common radio frequencies between agencies
  • Portable radio repeaters to replace disabled
    equipment
  • Extra radios, batteries and chargers
  • Benefit of mobile communication / command
    vehicles
  • Medical
  • Ensure updated vaccinations for responders
  • Deployment of medical support with responders
    worked well

14
Lessons Learned - Katrina (contd)
  • General
  • The benefits of coordination / partnerships
    between programs and agencies to support the
    mission
  • Need for early coordination
  • Clearly defined roles / responsibilities
  • Development of support and rotational plans for
    deployed
  • Continued importance of updated Continuity of
    Operations Plans
  • Importance of updated employee contact
    information
  • Pre-established roles and responsibilities for
    agencies

15
2009 H1N1 Flu
  • H1N1 Pandemic Influenza

16
H1N1 - After Action Report
  • After Action Report documented a variety of
    observations and recommendations
  • Collected from 27 participating components /
    offices
  • 41 observations (17 strengths and 24 improvement
    areas)
  • 77 corresponding recommendations

17
H1N1 - After Action Report (contd)
  • Building upon previous planning and coordination
    efforts, the Department rapidly and adaptively
    responded to the threat of H1N1
  • Demonstrated the capability to carry out the
    mission during the 10-month period from the time
    of the first case of H1N1 in the United States
    (mid-April 2009) through early February 2010

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Capabilities Analyzed
  • Emergency Operations Center Management
  • Intelligence and information sharing and release
  • Information gathering and recognition of
    indicators and warnings
  • Epidemiological surveillance and investigation
  • Responder safety and health
  • Critical resource logistics and release
  • Planning
  • Managing risk
  • Emergency public information and warning

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Strengths
  • Used a variety of processes and tools to ensure
    internal and external communications were
    effective
  • Able to effectively communicate with state,
    local, territorial, and tribal government
    officials
  • Recognized the need to review and assess the
    manner in which it conducted workforce safety,
    mission assurance, and incident management
    operations during the course of the H1N1 response
  • Previously conducted H5N1 planning and training
    efforts greatly assisted the development and
    refinement of mitigation measures for H1N1

20
Areas for Improvement
  • Use of the Regional Coordination Teams and the
    Incident Management Assistance Teams-Advance
  • Demonstrated the need for a clearer understanding
    of roles, responsibilities, coordination, and
    integration efforts to effectively support state
    and regional partners
  • Improve ability to rapidly provide
    policy/guidance in support of internal
    preparedness / response efforts
  • Activating / deploying resources in support of
    other missions

21
Areas for Improvement (contd)
  • Lack of training / exercises conducted on the
    acquisition and release of medical
    countermeasures (including vaccine)
  • Operations centers were not as well connected /
    engaged with all H1N1 deliberate/crisis action
    planning and response activities across all
    levels of the organization
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