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TOWN/CITY, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

ANNEX F - SHELTER/MASS CARE

EFFECTIVE DATE

Appendix B – Localized Disaster (cont)

5.Provide nursing staff as needed.

6.Provide transportation to and from the shelter for food, clothing, and Red Cross

personnel.

7.Provide assistance to residents of the affected area through the Red Cross Family Services Center on an as needed basis.

H.     The Red Cross Shelter Manager will:

1.Assign areas to various functions within shelter.

a.Set up sleeping area.

b.Establish separate area for clothing and supplies.

2.Register all shelterees using Red Cross forms.

3.Set up medical station with nursing staff.

4.Provide food for all disaster victims and shelter staff.

5.Establish the shelter schedule for meals, activities, and sleeping periods.

6.Provide recreation for children of shelterees.

7.Provide childcare services for shelterees.

a.While parents seek new housing.

b.While parents attend to financial and medical needs.

I.The Red Cross Disaster Services will:

1.Maintain a current list of resources where food and clothing can be obtained on

short notice for disaster victims.

2.Purchase supplies requested by the Red Cross Shelter Manager and arrange for delivery.

J.The Director of the Host Agency will:

1.Provide custodial services for shelter area.

2.Provide a liaison to the shelter on an as-needed basis.

VIII.CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS

A.The Fire Chief or the Emergency Management Director will notify the Chief Executive Officer’s Office and the Red Cross if he believes it is advisable to open a shelter.  A suitable facility will be agreed upon based on the following factors:

        1.       Number of shelterees.

2.Location of the disaster.

3.Availability of the facility.

4.Availability of management staff.

5.Cost of facility management.

B.The Town/City will provide the space, heat, lights and sanitary facilities, as well as safety services, cots and blankets.  The Town/City will also provide some daytime staff assistance to augment the Red Cross.

ANNEX F-X

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