Comments on: Networking to Improve Emergency Response http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/networking-to-improve-emergency-response/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Thomas Freed http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/networking-to-improve-emergency-response/#comment-24060 Mon, 24 Dec 2012 03:37:04 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16420#comment-24060 Networking is one way of improving the emergency response. It can help you to know where the emergency response is needed. Reading this article will surely help you to know some of the networking information to improve emergency response. Nevertheless, if you have some emergency problems, you can contact the emergency response team Westerville to help you over your problem.

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By: Rich Weisman http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/networking-to-improve-emergency-response/#comment-24059 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:14:43 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16420#comment-24059 Hi – thanks for the follow up questions. EPA works closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as a support agency under Emergency Support Function 3 (ESF-3) of the National Response Framework. For example, when there is an emergency incident that affects water or wastewater utilities, and the Federal government is brought in under the Stafford Act, FEMA might provide a mission assignment to EPA to support emergency response activities. USACE may, in turn, task EPA to support the assignment, performing tasks such as assisting states/tribes in determining the status of water sector infrastructures; conducting inventories of public water supplies and publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) within areas affected by the incident; conducting preliminary operational assessments (e.g., operational status, emergency power status/need, and physical damage, including conducting preliminary field facility assessment surveys); identifying laboratory support for sampling and analysis of drinking water to confirm the suitability of its finished water for human consumption; and coordinating among federal, state, tribal, local and municipal representatives concerning planning and execution efforts. This has happened in the past when the emergency incident overwhelms local and state resources, and the state/tribe requests federal support.

Regarding the question about networking or system, the WARN program is generally discussed as a network of utilities helping utilities. It has been very helpful in many emergencies over the past several years in supporting the needs of individual utilities to respond and recover, and helping them to quickly get back into service.

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By: Greg J. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/networking-to-improve-emergency-response/#comment-24058 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:57:04 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16420#comment-24058 Interesting article Rich. Thanks for posting. I am interested how the EPA Water Response Program interacts with ESF 3 under a Diaster Declaration?

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By: Arman.- http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/networking-to-improve-emergency-response/#comment-24057 Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:30:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16420#comment-24057 Networking Or System ?

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