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TOWN/CITY, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

ANNEX F - SHELTER/MASS CARE

EFFECTIVE DATE

Appendix A – Limited Incident (cont)

C.Shelter Opening

1.Fire/natural or technological emergency.  The recommendation to use the designated shelter is jointly made by disaster responders from the __________ Fire Department

        and the Emergency Management Department.

a.Red Cross disaster response staff and Town/City of __________ Fire Department personnel interview fire victims to determine if individuals affected by the fire have alternate shelter available to them.

b.The opening of the shelter may be necessary if there are 30 or more individuals lacking alternative emergency shelter.

2.The senior Fire Department representative or the Emergency Management representative, or a designee, will open the shelter.

a.Pick up keys

b.Open shelter

c.Plug in phones

d.Turn on all lights in the shelter

e.Using checklist ensure that all supplies are in place and that bathroom facilities are in working order.

f.Set-up cots, blankets, and pillows.

D.Transportation to Shelter

1.Transportation of individuals to the shelter may be arranged through:

a.The Fire Department

b.Local Police

c.Local Emergency Medical Services

d.Local transportation companies

2.The senior fire department or Emergency Management staff person at the disaster site will decide which transportation option will be used.

a.Call the Fire/Emergency Dispatcher with the following:

(1)Inform the dispatcher that the designated shelter is open and the number of people to be housed.

(2)Direct the dispatcher to request transportation and inform the dispatcher of the number of people to be transported by the fire department, ambulance, public transit, school bus, etc.

b.The Dispatcher will:

(1)Arrange for transportation as directed above.

(2)Inform the Public Works Director that the designated shelter is open and the number of people to be housed.

(3)Inform the Social Services Department that the designated shelter is open and the number of people to be housed.

c.The Public Works Director will provide a crew and a vehicle to transport additional cots, blankets, and pillows as required to the shelter.

ANNEX F-X

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