Incident Action Plan, Part 3Qasim Butt, Briyanna McCaster, Michelle O, Zoe RoseUniversity of PhoenixCJA/375 Interagency CommunicationDate: 09/12/2021Professor: Frederick Brockmeier
Incident Action Plan Introduction The city of Mertzville has been faced with a severe flood with hail and heavy winds. These winds are so severe that it has caused many objects to be thrown through the window due to the force. Damage has already caused a lot of damage and injuries. The levels of water has reached over 15 ft and many people are holding onto stationary poles and vehicles. The city has been doing a great job at maintaining the levees which helped alleviate a redirect the water into the canals. An ICS (Incident command system) has been initiated and a response team has been sent as well. During the initiation of the ICS, plans and resources were being discussed and coordinated. Most of the businesses has been destroyed due to the flood which has not flooded in over 100 years. Mertzville was once wiped out by 25 percent 100 years ago during that flood but with ongoing annual training and communication they have learned how to restore the city. With a population of over 198,000 people, the city has resources that could help restore order. Most of the citizens of Mertzville has an average amount of people that is unified when disasters happen as such. Unity is important during times like this because it allows people to stay calm and wait for instruction. Many people have become stranded during the storm and will have to be rescued via air or boat. Helicopters from other jurisdictions come to help facilitate rescues and mertzville has a few specialized boats for storm rescues as well. Many people have evacuated the area by leaving the city of Mertzville which helped with the population. When Katrina happened there was a lot of non communication between leaders. Communication is the most important thing to
accomplish during times like this so the city officials of Mertzville learned the do’s and don’t’s by analyzing Katrina. An Incident Action Plan is needed to minimize damage and to ensure everything is restored and brought back to normal. It is a synchronized effort that is structured to provide strategic order which is the most important task. Mertzville has three police stations, seven fire stations, and one National Guard training center for resources. There will also be a hub that all evacuees go for shelter. Restoring order is the primary function that Mertzville is focusing on. The main objectiveis ensuring the city keeping lives safe and utilizing all resources. In this plan, There will all the names of the staff and emergency services, their positions, list of roles, hubs, meeting locations and protocols during the flood. With all of the resources that is available all would be used and planned accordingly of the execution and placement of resources.