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Equipment Package: Emergency Response Management

Description: This equipment package provides the strategic emergency response capabilities and broad inter-agency interfaces that are implemented for extraordinary incidents and disasters that require response from outside the local community. It provides the functional capabilities and interfaces commonly associated with Emergency Operations Centers. This equipment package develops and stores emergency response plans and manages overall coordinated response to emergencies. It tracks the availability of resources and assists in the appropriate allocation of these resources for a particular emergency response. This equipment package provides coordination between multiple allied agencies before and during emergencies to implement emergency response plans and track progress through the incident. It provides vital communications linkages which provide real-time information to emergency response personnel in the field.
Included In: County EOC
EMO Emergency Operations Center
Local EMS Dispatch
Local Fire Dispatch
Local Police Dispatch
Local PSAP
Local/Agency EOC
MOE Regional Office
MTO Burlington TOC
MTO Downsview TOC
MTO Regional Emergency Operation Center
NFTA/Metro Bus and Rail Operations Control Center
Niagara Falls Transit Center
NITTEC Traffic Operations Center
NYS Police Dispatch
NYSDEC Regional Office
NYSDOT Region 5 Operations Center
NYSDOT Regional Emergency Operations Center
NYSTA Statewide Operations Center
NYSTA Statewide Operations Center Troop T Dispatch
OPP Dispatch
Other Regional Public Safety Comm and Dispatch Centers
Private Tow/Wrecker Dispatch
Private/Public Ambulance Dispatch
RMN Emergency Operations Center
School District Transportation Dispatch
St. Catharines Transit Dispatch
State Emergency Operations Center
Welland Transit Center
General Functional Requirements 1 - The center shall provide strategic emergency response capabilities such as that of an Emergency Operations Center for large-scale incidents and disasters.
2 - The center shall manage coordinated inter-agency responses to and recovery from large-scale emergencies. Such agencies include traffic management, transit, maintenance and construction management, rail operations, and other emergency management agencies.
3 - The center shall provide the capability to implement response plans and track progress through the incident by exchanging incident information and distributing response status to allied agencies.
4 - The center shall develop, coordinate with other agencies, and store emergency response plans.
5 - The center shall track the availability of resources (including vehicles, roadway cleanup?, etc.), request additional resources from traffic, maintenance, or other emergency centers if needed.
6 - The center shall allocate the appropriate emergency services, resources, and vehicle (s) to respond to incidents, and shall provide the capability to override the current allocation to suit the special needs of a current incident.
7 - The center shall receive event scheduling information from Event Promoters.
8 - The center shall receive hazardous materials incident information from commercial fleet operators.
9 - The center shall provide the capability to request the safe disabling of a commercial vehicle during a hazardous materials incident.
10 - The center shall provide the capability to request transit resource availability from transit centers for use during disaster and evacuation operations.
11 - The center shall assimilate the status of the transit, traffic, rail, maintenance, and other emergency center services and systems to create an overall transportation system status, and disseminate to each of these centers and the traveling public via traveler information providers.
12 - The center shall provide information to the media concerning the status of an emergency response.
13 - The center shall provide the capability for digitized map data to act as the background to the information presented to the emergency system operator.
14 - The center shall provide the capability for center personnel to provide inputs to the management of incidents, disasters and evacuations.

Last updated: 11-18-05