This office is
responsible for a comprehensive program to create policies and
procedures to prepare, detect, medicate, recover and protect EMS
providers, to the threat of, or responding to events of terrorist or
This Office will work
with other local public safety organizations to build a comprehensive
incident management system for response to terrorist incidents and
natural disasters. This system would clarify and streamline incident
management procedures, eliminating the artificial distinction between
"crisis management" and "consequence management."
In the aftermath of any major terrorist attack, emergency response
efforts would likely involve hundreds of offices from across the
government and the country. It is crucial for EMS / ERS personnel to
have and use equipment and systems that allow them to communicate with
one another. This office will coordinate the ability of this Department
to provide interoperable communications.
Critical Department Infrastructure Protection.
This Office is charged with building and maintaining a comprehensive
assessment of this Department's infrastructure sectors. The office shall
develop and harness the best modeling, simulation, and analytic tools
to prioritize such effort. This office will coordinates actions to
protect significant vulnerabilities, particularly targets with
catastrophic potential and would establish policy for standardized,
tiered protective measures tailored to the target and rapidly adjusted
to the threat.
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Preparedness and Countermeasures.
The Office shall lead the Department's efforts in preparing for and
responding to the full range of terrorist threats involving weapons of
mass destruction. To do this, the office shall establish policies and
guidelines. This Office will coordinate exercises and drills with
federal, state, and local chemical, biological, radiological, and
nuclear (CBRN) response teams and plans.
The Office shall foster a comprehensive emergency management program
consisting of Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
strategies for the Department and EMS providers