VOLUNTEER UTILIZATION SERIES
CAPABILITY VIEWPOINT-7: UTILIZATION OF VOLUNTEERS SUCH AS CERT FOR OPERATIONS- OPERATIONAL COORDINATION, SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS-INTEGRITY-SECURITY, & OPERATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS (INCLUDING COMMAND AND SHELTERS)
PURPOSE: This is part of a series of posts examining various ways volunteers such as CERT have been utilized in the past. The Volunteer Utilization Series posts were preliminarily categorized such that resilience stakeholders with select viewpoints may begin to consider how they could utilize volunteers like CERT as part of an expansion cadre per disaster-category, moving forward. This series is in support of the National Preparedness Goal “Whole Community” approach, and the identified Core Capability “Operational Coordination” which requires communities to establish and maintain a unified and coordinated operational structure and process that appropriately integrates all critical stakeholders and supports the execution of all other core capabilities.
REFERENCED DHS/FEMA CORE CAPABILITIES ARE HERE:
ALL CERT IN ACTION ARTICLES ARE HERE:
(direct links only work with the correct i.e. configuration)
=>SUB-CATEGORY-1 OPERATIONS PLANNING
+NATIONAL MASS CARE STRATEGY: https://nmcs.communityos.org/cms6/files/os114/p384/National%20Mass%20Care%20Strategy%20-%20September%202012%20FINAL(4).pdf
+FEMA ALL HAZARDS EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLANNING:
SEE http://www.fema.gov/core-capabilities (Operational Coordination, Operational Communications)
=>SUB-CATEGORY-2 SUPPLY CHAIN (Strengthen the security and resilience of the supply chain)
+ SEE http://www.fema.gov/core-capabilities (Supply Chain Integrity and Security) which requires planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercises, particularly related to food water, agriculture and drugs.
+DHS before the House Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security addressing supply chain security:
+FDA Drug Supply Chain Integrity: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugIntegrityandSupplyChainSecurity/default.htm
There are many instances of CERT assisting during flooding or other disasters that may impact Agriculture or transportation (see CERT in Action for further Details).
+REPORT SCHOOL DRUG SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES HERE: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/edpicks.jhtml?src=ln
=>SUB-CATEGORY-3 Intelligence for operations planning viewpoint of CERT see links below for scenarios
+CERT IN ACTION: Elverado, IL, CERT Team Assists in Command Center (CERTS collect information about snow storm damages)
+CERT IN ACTION: DeBary, FL Volunteers Help Residents Weather Fay (CERT volunteers documented damage, relayed important safety information to residents, and maintained security around affected areas.
=>SUB-CATEGORY-4 Shelter Operations, Equipment Usage, & Training
Many organizations play key roles in shelter operations and related requirements post-disaster including: Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Emergency Management Association, Adventist Community Services, American Red Cross, Business Civic Leadership Center, CERT, Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, CrisisCommons, Disaster Roundtable of the National Academies, Feeding America, International Association of Emergency Managers, Medical Reserve Corps, The National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition, National Association of Counties, National Disability Rights Network, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, Save the Children, The Salvation Army, and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief to name a few. Shelter operations requires knowledge and experience. The training videos below provide an introduction and tutorial to some of the Areas of Responsibility that may be required of a volunteer at a shelter.
+CERT IN ACTION: Wahpeton, ND CERTs Respond to Industrial Fire, (shelter operations)
+UNIVERSAL SAFETY PERCAUTIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS VIDEO RESOURCE: (youtube.com/watch?v=hO_49qCZAT8)
+VIDEO USING NEBULIZERS: (youtube.com/watch?v=WIDZLY-zlW8)
+VIDEO PATIENT PHYSICAL TRANSFERS: (youtube.com/watch?v=I5fGvFPmH_E)
+VIDEO USING WHEELCHAIRS: (youtube.com/watch?v=juCsjOGTLGM)
+VIDEO USING SLIDING BOARDS: (youtube.com/watch?v=ry2bb_4DFQY)
+VIDEO PATIENT LIFTING: (youtube.com/watch?v=3tV58ZsWOeI)
+VIDEO PATIENT FEEDING: (youtube.com/watch?v=wERKG—DijI)
+VIDEO PATIENT TUBE FEEDING: (youtube.com/watch?v=r6lzcatXouU)
+VIDEO BLOOD-GLUCOSE MONITORING: (youtube.com/watch?v=RAAZrElBpQY)
+VIDEO BEDPAN USAGE: (youtube.com/watch?v=HgYKhq1r3I0)
+VIDEO CHANGING COLOSTOMY BAGS: (youtube.com/watch?v=UC31aqgbtTI)
+VIDEO EMPTYING COLOSTOMY BAGS: (youtube.com/watch?v=oeHSRzvwkXw )
=>SUB-CATEGORY-5 Client/Victim Interaction Training
+VIDEO RESOURCE: (youtube.com/watch?v=ocP6suoWN5A)
=>SUB-CATEGORY-6 Communications systems assistance viewpoint of CERT see links below for scenarios
+CERT IN ACTION: Reno County, KS CERT Travels to Help Out (Intake information from victims and create records related to massive tornado damages)
=>SUB-CATEGORY-7 Point of Dispensing (POD) Medical Operations
+PROTOCOL (Mass Prophylaxis): http://health.mo.gov/emergencies/sns/pdf/12-PODStandards.pdf
=>SUB-CATEGORY-8 FUNDING, Donations, & Distribution mechanisms
+DISASTER ASSISTANCE WEBSITE: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/
+VIDEO GOODWILL PARTNERSHIP: (youtube.com/watch?v=VA0Kg6ETEVs)
+VIDEO SALVATION ARMY PARTNERSHIP: (youtube.com/watch?v=L7gzSVkezDk)
=>SUB-CATEGORY-9 HOUSING (Including implementation of housing solutions post-disaster that effectively support the needs of the whole community and contribute to its sustainability and resilience).
+ProBono Housing Legal Assistance example: http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/downloads/probono/disaster7-12.pdf