Ellsworth Sourcewater Protection Plan, Appendix B December, 2004 Page 30 of 63
(Note keep a strong box with petty cash and a receipt book on hand)
Every water system should have and maintain an up-to-date organizational “chain-of-command” that identifies who is responsible for making decisions during an emergency. While many systems may deem this as unnecessary, in an emergency, a written list will help staff get in touch with the superintendent, owner or corporate headquarters? The first response step in an emergency is to inform the person at the top (or as close to the top as possible), of your chain-of-command as to the situation. This will reduce confusion and optimize response speed and effectiveness. Your emergency plan should include a list of names, titles, and day/night phone numbers. Additionally, the system should determine the responsibilities of each key person during an emergency, i.e., what each person’s role will be. Page 6 maybe used as your chain- of-command list. Include a brief description of each person’s responsibilities during an emergency.
Post this page at various locations within your Public Water System.
If the telephone lines are down, how will you reach staff, state agencies, police, fire, etc (radio, cell phone, vehicle, etc.)?
The people and agencies above will be reached by radio, cell phone and vehicle.
Chain of Command List
In the event of an emergency, call in the following order until someone is reached. Do individuals have beepers, radios, cell phones, etc.? If so, note Alternate Communication source.
Telephone # AM and PM
Alt Communication Source
248 Surry Rd. Ellsworth 117 Christian Ridge Rd Ellsworth
266-2526 667-9686 667-4003 460-7179 667-4254
471-2589 on call Same
This Persons Respondsibility
30 Haynes Ave. Ellsworth
MRWA Contingency Plan Template 4/03