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TOWN/CITY, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

ANNEX F - SHELTER/MASS CARE

EFFECTIVE DATE

9.The Shelter/Mass Care Coordinator will develop provisions for providing Shelter/Mass Care services for special needs populations.  These could include: school children, children in day care centers, nursing home residents; the disabled (hearing/sight/mentally or mobility impaired); non-English speaking people; institutionalized individuals (in mental health facilities, hospitals, nursing homes); incarcerated people; transient populations (hotel residents, the homeless, seasonal workers); and people without transportation.

10.The Animal Care and Control Coordinator will make provisions to feed, shelter, and provide medical treatment for animals during large-scale disasters.

B.  Interjurisdictional Relationships

In an emergency of a local nature, the State Office of Emergency Management and communities with which mutual aid agreements exist will be alerted.  The mutual aid agreements, verbal and written, will be utilized if feasible and necessary.

Mutual aid assistance from other communities, volunteer organizations, private agencies, and the State and/or Federal governments will be requested by the CEO and arranged and coordinated by the Shelter/Mass Care Coordinator and the Emergency Management Director.

IV.ORGANIZATION AND ASSIGNMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES

(Specific to Shelter/Mass Care and additional to assignment in the basic EOP)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO):

1.Requires the Shelter/Mass Care Coordinator to report to the EOC when notified of an emergency situation.

2.Issues an order to open Shelter/Mass Care facilities, when appropriate.

Shelter/Mass Care Coordinator (Title of individual to serve in this capacity.):

1.Assesses the situation and makes recommendations to the Emergency Management Director on the number and location of Shelter/Mass Care facilities to be opened.

2.Reviews the listing of available Shelter/Mass Care facilities.

3.Notifies persons and organizations identified in the Shelter/Mass Care resource list about the possible need for services and facilities.

4.Selects Shelter/Mass Care facilities for activation in accordance with:

Hazard/vulnerability analysis considerations.

Location in relation to evacuation routes.

Services available in facilities.

Input from the Emergency Management Director.

5.When directed, coordinates the necessary actions to ensure Shelter/Mass Care facilities are opened and staffed, as needed.

ANNEX F-X

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