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TOWN/CITY, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

ANNEX F - SHELTER/MASS CARE

EFFECTIVE DATE

Appendix B – Localized Disaster (cont)

Execution will not require, as a prerequisite, the declaration of an emergency.

VI.DIRECTION AND CONTROL

A.The Emergency Management Director will coordinate the activities of various Town/City

departments relative to shelter operations.

B.The Emergency Management Director will liaison with the Red Cross disaster services chief.

C.The Red Cross disaster services chief will coordinate Red Cross services with the EAS communications system.

VII.MISSION ASSIGNMENTS

A.The Emergency Management Director will:

1.Act as liaison for all Town/City agencies.

2.Provide a Town/City representative in the shelter to serve as a shelter liaison between the Red Cross Shelter Manager and Town/City agencies as needed.

3.Provide all emergency equipment and services needed which the Red Cross cannot obtain.

B.The Director of Health will inspect shelters periodically to be certain proper health measures are in effect.

C.The Police Chief will provide for police protection for each shelter (24 hours).

D.The Fire Chief will ensure fire safety prior to and during shelter operations.

E.The Public Works Director will:

1.Provide for telephone service to shelters as soon as is practicable after shelters are opened.

2.Provide for the transportation of cots, sleeping bags and/or blankets to the shelter area.

F.The Social Services Department will:

1.Provide interpreters and social workers if requested by the shelter manager.

2.Maintain a list of social workers able to serve as staff in shelters.

3.Provide for financial assistance to eligible persons in the affected area, provided the assistance does not duplicate Red Cross or State Department of Income Maintenance assistance.

4.Assist in finding new housing for shelterees whose homes are uninhabitable or destroyed.

G.The American Red Cross will:

1.Provide a shelter manager for each shelter (24 hours).

2.Maintain cost accounting controls.

3.Provide canteen and food services by caterer.

4.Provide clothing and general supplies.

ANNEX F-X

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