Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee

The Barnstable County Regional
Emergency Planning Committee Update
Barnstable County Commissioners
Sean M. O’Brien, Coordinator
Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning
October 22, 2014
What is the BCREPC?
• The Barnstable County Regional
Emergency Planning Committee
is a Regional “All Hazard” Multidisciplined Emergency Planning
• We are a Support Function for
the Participating Communities
and Agencies.
• On September 11, 2002 the
Barnstable County
Commissioners Voted to Make
the Steering Committee the
Barnstable County Interim
Emergency Planning Committee
Tasks of BCREPC
“All Hazards Planning”
Hazardous Materials Management
Mutual Aid/MACC Support
Weather Events/ Cape Cod Traffic Plan
Regional Sheltering Plan
Homeland Security Grants Management
Liaison for Preparation and Planning for Public Health
• Medical Reserve Corps/ Volunteer
• Support Local and Regional Incidents and Exercises
Multi Agency Coordination
• The MACC would be used for “All
Hazard Response”
• Harbor View Conference Room
• MACC The community maintains
the Incident Commander Role.
• The MACC provides the region with
one voice with regional
• MACC is staffed by the BCIMT. It
most often provides support to the
communities with storm response.
Ex. NSTAR, Shelter, MEMA
• MACC Set up for commissioner
Regional Sheltering Initiative
• Locations
Nauset Regional HS, Eastham
Cape Cod Technical HS, Harwich
Dennis Yarmouth Regional HS
Barnstable IS
Falmouth HS
Sandwich HS
• Veterans School Provincetown.
• Bournedale School
• Plan was developed to consolidate sheltering in the region
– Volunteer Shortages
• Shelters have been opened for many weather events since 2008
• Full Service Partner Shelters
• Plan Approval By Commissioners 12/14 then Approval by 15 Towns
BCREPC Initiatives
• Cape Cod Citizens Corps Council: Volunteer Reception Center
Exercise 10/14
• Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps: 300 + Volunteers , Choke
Saving, CPR, Most Active MRC in the Nation
• Sheltering: Memorandums of Understanding with Medical
Supply Vendors, VNA, Volunteer Organizations,
• Cape Wide Purchasing Contracts for Debris Removal and
Emergency Management Consulting Services for FEMA
• Tier 2 Season January through March, 350 Hazardous
Materials Reporters
• Development of Regional Small Business/Economic Recovery
• Work with Cape Cod Times Needy Fund
The End
• Any Questions?
• Sean M. O’Brien Email
– [email protected]
• Phone (508)-375-6618

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