A plan specifying the procedures for handling unexpected or sudden occurrences aimed at preventing fatalities and injuries, reducing damages to buildings, and protecting the entire society.
Norfolk City in the State of Virginia.
NORFOLK CITY, VIRGINIA STATE.
NORFOLK CITY, FIRE EXTINGUISHING PLAN PROMULGATION
In the first place, it is important to argue or mention that Norfolk city in the State of Virginia has been prone to numerous hurricanes and it is also anticipated that more may occur in the future. As a result, it is essential to come up with a specific plan in force to cater to such an emergency whenever it occurs. As mentioned in the title of this project, the plan is aimed at preventing injuries and fatalities whenever such a hurricane occurs. The plan is also aimed at reducing damages to properties and buildings as well as trying to protect the whole society or city that might be involved. Having mentioned the above information, the plan in force is a fire extinguishing plan in Norfolk City in the State of Virginia. The reason for having this plan in place is that after a given hurricane occurs, there is a great possibility that fire may erupt and this necessitates having a plan in place that will deal with such an occurrence. The above plan is one that will comprise a variety of activities.
As an example, the fire-fighting department as an organization will install fire-fighting devices in the area and the medical department will ensure that the medical supplies have been purchased to ensure that injuries will be catered to. The other important aspect is that of the food and environmental organizations purchasing enough food supplies to cater to the food necessities during the occurrence of such a hurricane. Based on the specific plan that has been put into place, it can be realized that key organizations or departments will be involved and they include the government agencies, medical and food departments as well as the fire-fighting organizations without forgetting the most notable one which is the Red Cross. The government agencies will be tasked with providing money or budget for the plan while the food organizations will be tasked with ensuring that there are food supplies at all the times they are required.
The medical department will ensure that medicine has been supplied and is readily available while fire-fighting organizations will be tasked with ensuring that fire will be dealt with whenever it occurs. The Red Cross will be tasked with evacuating the people that may be trapped in the different buildings and also providing medication. In all of the above organizations and departments, there will be certain individuals involved in providing services and as a result, they need to be trained adequately so that they may play their roles effectively and as it is supposed to be. The notable exercise that they need to be involved in include ensuring that finances are always available for supporting the above-mentioned plan. The Chief Executive also needs to work in collaboration with all the relevant organizations and stakeholders involved in this plan so that the anticipated results may be attained.
Fire Marshal, Norfolk City in Virginia State
Nelson Nicholas, Fire Marshal Larry Boone, Police Chief
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DiBacco John, Fire Chief Brooks Michael, Deputy Fire Chief
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Martin Thomas, Norfolk City Council Kenny Alexander, Mayor
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Gregory Michael, Financial adviser Mercy Johnson, Economic analyst
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The above plan is a supersede of Norfolk City’s Fire Extinguishing plan dated December 2nd, 2003.
In this plan dated 2003, the General authority of the city was tasked with the activity of extinguishing fires, especially in the buildings and commercial garages. It was also tasked with offering precautions concerning fire in the most sensitive areas such as the commercial buildings and parking areas near fire scenes. However, with the recent developments or occurrences of various aspects of hurricanes, there arises a great desire for delegating the authority to specific individuals with a certain commander. The activity is one that will aid in easy monitoring and extinguishing of fire incidences whenever they occur as a result of a hurricane.
Norfolk’s City Fire extinguishing plan hereby delegates full authority to Nelson Nicholas, a Fire Marshal and one who can perform the operations of extinguishing fires that may mainly result from a hurricane. The above individual is one that will collaborate with the other specialists who will be tasked with executing all the activities of extinguishing fire in this city and this will reduce the burden of the General authority carrying out the exercise. The practice will also be highly coordinated after this delegation. In relation to this delegation, the chain of command and flow of information will appear as below.
Deputy Fire Chief
Norfolk City Council
|Change #||Date||Part Affected||Date Posted||Who Posted|
|Delegation of fire extinguishing services||14th May 2022||Fire-fighting department||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|Delegation of evacuation activities||14th May 2022||Emergency planning department||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|Acquisition of medical supplies||14th May 2022||Medical department||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|Acquisition of food supplies||14th May 2022||Food security department||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|Delegation of rescue activities||14th May 2022||Rescue planning department||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|Involvement of law enforcement personnel||14th May 2022||Fire-fighting department||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|City council role and responsibilities||14th May 2022||City Council’s disaster Response Unit||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|Coordination of the activities||14th May 2022||The city’s the planning department||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|Teamwork and collaboration||14th May 2022||The city’s the planning department||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|Deployment of resources||14th May 2022||Economic planning department||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|Allocation of extra resources||14th May 2022||Economic planning department||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|Economic analysis||14th May 2022||Economic planning department||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|Involvement of the residents||14th May 2022||City council||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|Research and extension||14th May 2022||City council department||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|Securing resources to fund the plan||14th May 2022||City Council||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|Review of the plan||14th May 2022||Emergency planning department||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|Adoption and retaining||14th May 2022||Emergency Response Unit||2nd June 2022||City’s General authority|
|1||Fire-fighting department||Fire Marshal||NN|
|2||Police department||Police Chief||JM|
|3||Police department||Deputy Police Chief||JK|
|4||Fire-fighting department||Fire chief||DJ|
|5||Fire-fighting department||Fire deputy chief||BM|
|6||Financial department||Financial adviser||LM|
|8||Emergency Response Unit||Coordinator||KM|
|9||Evacuation office||Secretary to the Board||SM|
|10||Emergency rescue department||Head officer||AL|
|11||Transport Department||Head of Logistics||BK|
|13||Disaster forecasting department||Organizer||LG|
|14||Disaster management office||Head of the office||GL|
|15||Disaster mitigation department||Head of the department||EP|
TABLE OF CONTENTS
APPROVAL AND IMPLEMENTATION_____________________________4
RECORD OF CHANGES________________________________________5
RECORD OF DISTRIBUTION_____________________________________6
PURPOSE, SCOPE, SITUATION OVERVIEW, ASSUMPTIONS__________11
CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS __________ 17
REFERENCES __________ 22
As far as this plan is concerned, various departments and organizations are involved in dealing with fighting the fire within Norfolk City in Virginia State. Therefore, the plan intends to show the manner they work in collaboration and coordination to ensure that those fires resulting from certain hurricanes that occur in this state are dealt with in a coordinated and collaborative manner. The plan also intends to show the aspect of the roles and responsibilities played by the different organizations and departments in dealing with such a menace and also the practice of delegation of this important activity within Norfolk City in the State of Virginia. Also, as a result of the occurrence of numerous hurricanes and anticipation of more which tend to lead to a fire eruption, then it becomes important to have such a plan for a fire emergency that might occur because of a given hurricane.
Various organizations and departments are involved in this plan and as a result, it applies to all these departments and firms and they are those which are situated within Norfolk City in the State of Virginia. The involved organizations and departments are as mentioned in the promulgation of this plan.
Norfolk City is subjected to the effects of many disasters, varying widely in type and magnitude from local communities to statewide in scope.
Disaster conditions could be a result of a number of natural phenomena such as avalanches, earthquakes, floods, severe thunderstorms, high water, drought, severe winter weather, fires (including urban, grass, and forest fires), epidemics, severe heat, or high winds. Apart from natural disasters, Norfolk City is subject to a myriad of other disaster contingencies. The notable one is the number of hurricanes that have hit this region with anticipation of more and more hurricanes occurring even in the future. The above hurricanes have devastating effects on the people and the environment whenever they strike and they lead to injuries and fatalities as well as the destruction of buildings. People are also displaced and rendered homeless forgetting to mention leading to food shortages and lack of clothing. The other common effect is the explosion or eruption of fire which necessitates being put off after the eruption. As a result, the plan intends to deal with this menace of fire explosion that might arise whenever a hurricane strikes so that the devastating effects may be evaded.
The vulnerability assessment checklist for Norfolk City is shown below.
High loss of lives
High rate of building destruction
Pollution of the environment
Displacement of the people
The vulnerability assessment checklist for Richmond City is shown below.
Eruption of fire
Lack of shelter
Lack of clothing
Whenever an emergency occurs, various organizations, departments, and or agencies have different roles or responsibilities that they will have to play. The emergency roles or functions that such organizations or agencies will have to play or will be play comes as an addition to the routine or their normal roles. The departments and organizations may also be governmental organizations or NGOs, i.e., Non-Governmental Organizations that have to work in coordination or collaboration to ensure that what they intend to achieve has been attained. The emergency response organizations have to come up with their working mechanisms and programs which have to be developed and retained within the organization or department.
As mentioned above, various organizations will be tasked with responding to an emergency and in this case, a fire that would erupt after a hurricane. The below organizations are key to responding to a fire that might result after a hurricane.
For effective coordination of activities during an emergency, there is a great desire for having a line of succession of the officials or even the flow of commands. The undertaking has to be hierarchical and in relation to the involved state where this emergency planning project focuses, below is the hierarchy of command of succession.
In relation to the Constitution of the State where Norfolk City is situated, the line of succession is designated as below.
Every jurisdiction has its own local government succession that usually is referred to within the local EOP. As an example, in the State of Virginia, there is a local government succession structure. At the top, there are the county governments followed by the town and city governments respectively.
Each jurisdiction is responsible for designating facilities that will accommodate the relocation of the government. As per the jurisdiction of the State of Virginia, the designation of facilities is also done in line with the structure of local government succession as described above.
Each agency/department is responsible for maintaining and recording all legal documents affecting the organization and administration of emergency management functions. It is the further responsibility of State officials to ensure that all records are secure and protected from elements of damage or destruction at all times.
All of the elected officials have a responsibility to play and it involves making sure that all the legal documents of both public and private nature recorded by the designated official be protected and preserved according to the applicable State and local laws. Examples include ordinances, resolutions, meeting minutes, land deeds, and tax records.
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