Emergency Evacuation Support Functional Area

Description

Evacuation planning and coordination to manage evacuation and reentry of a population in the vicinity of a disaster or other emergency that poses a risk to public safety.

Included In

Yakima Public Safety Communications Center
WSP District 3 Communications Center
Local Public Safety Dispatch
Yakima County Sheriff Dispatch
Yakima County Fire Communications Center

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
1The center shall manage inter-agency coordination of evacuation operations, from initial planning through the evacuation process and reentry.
2The center shall develop and exchange evacuation plans with allied agencies prior to the occurrence of a disaster.
3The center shall provide an interface to the emergency system operator to enter evacuation plans and procedures and present the operator with other agenciesí plans.
4The center shall coordinate evacuation destinations and shelter needs with shelter providers (e.g., the American Red Cross) in the region.
5The center shall provide evacuation information to traffic, transit, maintenance and construction, rail operations, and other emergency management centers as needed.
6The center shall request resources from transit agencies as needed to support the evacuation.
7The center shall request traffic management agencies to implement special traffic control strategies and to control evacuation traffic, including traffic on local streets and arterials as well as the major evacuation routes.
8The center shall provide traveler information systems with evacuation guidance including basic information to assist potential evacuees in determining whether evacuation is necessary and when it is safe to return.
9The center shall monitor the progress or status of the evacuation once it begins and exchange tactical plans, prepared during the incident, with allied agencies.
10The center shall monitor the progress of the reentry process.
11The center shall submit evacuation information to toll administration centers along with requests for changes in the toll services or fee collection during an evacuation.
12The center shall retrieve information from public health systems to plan for and implement evacuations or in-place sheltering for biological, chemical, radiation, and other public health emergencies.