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I’ve got all the information and references but need help rewriting what I have so that it is not plagiarized and meets the Rubric. Please look at the attachment- ALL INFO is THERE- I just need it re-written.Phase 2: PreparednessIn Phase 2, and based on the primary vulnerability FLOODING in Collin County, Texas. evaluate the readiness of COLLIN COUNTY. Consider transportation, communications, engineering and public services, firefighting and security capabilities, logistics and resource management, public health and medical services, search and rescue capabilities, morgue operations, and facilitating access to mental/behavioral health services for survivors and responders. See the following FEMA document for guidance on Emergency Support Functions (ESF) (PDF).

Phase 2: Emergency Management: Preparedness for Flooding in Collin County
Emergency preparedness is a continuous cycle that consists of; planning, organizing, training,
equipping, exercising, evaluating, and improving.
Collin County: Emergency Preparedness staffs the Regional Emergency Preparedness Council
and facilitates the work of its Technical Committee. The department also works closely with
state and federal agencies that are charged with emergency management mitigation, training,
response and recovery responsibilities.
• Comprehensive Emergency Management Program Support
o Assist jurisdictions with understanding state and federal
o Assist with grant writing and grant management for a wide variety
of grants
▪ Homeland Security, Assistance to Firefighters, Mitigation,
▪ Requirements, information bulletins, eligibility,
deadlines, reviews
▪ FEMA Technical Assistance facilitation
▪ Foundation research tool (on-site, NCTCOG)
▪ Grant training
o Schedule, procure, and provide a variety training opportunities
o Provide supplemental administrative support personnel for your
emergency management efforts during major emergencies
• Meetings, Workgroups, and Special Event Facilitation
o Facilitate workshops to address member needs and concerns
▪ Integrated Warning Team (IWT), mutual aid, response,
requested topics
o Provide online invitation & RSVP services
o Provide rosters/contact data base assistance
o Provide NCTCOG meeting room (space available) and support
o Provide a variety of administrative support, information and
resource facilitation services
o Personnel and resource support for special events
o Technology Support for Regional Emergency Management
▪ GIS Mapping
▪ Webpage hosting for regional special projects
▪ Listserv hosting and management
Advocacy and liaison services when appropriate
24 Hour electronic Point of Contact Directory (paper copy by
request only)
Cooperative purchasing service through the North Texas Share
Exercise planning assistance, moulage assistance (as available,
limits apply)
Membership website
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
NCTCOG is a political subdivision of the state and a voluntary association of local
governments with a membership of 235 political jurisdictions. It is not a government as it
cannot levy taxes or enact laws. Its primary purposes are to perform long-range, comprehensive
plans for matters that transcend jurisdictional boundaries, promote the sound development of the
16 county region and facilitate cooperation and coordination among its member governments.
An Executive Board serves as the policy body for NCTCOG and is comprised of local
elected officials. The Board approves and oversees the plans, projects and programs that
NCTCOG undertakes to serve its member governments
The initial focus was on reviewing and approving regional homeland security projects.
Subsequent activities will include strategic planning, project implementation, evaluation of
ongoing regional projects, and other current and future issues facing our region. REPAC
membership consists of sixteen county representatives, three urban area representatives, fourteen
subject matter expert representatives, and leadership. The subject matter expert representatives
come from a wide range of disciplines including police, fire, emergency management, public
works, communications, medical/public health, and education.
The Regional Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee (REPAC) oversees the
administration of the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) as outlined below.
2021-2025 Strategic Initiative: Strategic Priorities: Support safe waterways through Trinity River
COMMON VISION programming, natural hazard planning, early flood warning systems, flood
map updating, preservation of stream corridors, and flood management implementation of low
impact developments and green infrastructure through the integrated Stormwater Management
(iSWM) program. Support watershed stewardship through community outreach in reduced
pollution including pet waste, litter, chemical contamination and illicit discharges; through
monitoring and construction and post construction protection measures; and through water
efficient landscaping under the Regional Stormwater Management Program. Promote
collaboration with the Department of Emergency Preparedness to help local entities acquire
hazard mitigation funding. Promote the Integrated Transportation-Stormwater Infrastructure
efforts and the Community Health and Resource Management (CHARM) tool in North Central
Texas for community Comprehensive Planning to holistically consider watershed impacts of
development and redevelopment
Citizen Corps Council (CCP) – To build community and individual preparedness and
resiliency, support local jurisdictions and first responders, and act as trained force multipliers in
the face of emergencies and disasters through north central Texas Citizen Corps programs.
Example: Facilitate CERT Train-the-Trainer and other trainings or exercises through the
Regional Citizen Corps Council or Coordinator.
Emergency GIS Response Team (EGRT)
The Emergency GIS Response Team is a deployable resource comprised of volunteer members
from local agencies. Each member is trained on emergency response mapping and becomes
available to deploy to a disaster to assist in GIS functions within the EOC. The team brings
necessary computer equipment, along with regional datasets to support general location
mapping, printed map books for search and rescue, web-based mapping for display and analysis,
and web applications for damage assessment, among other things. The team can also support predisaster planning maps and applications.
Emergency Management (EMWG)
The Emergency Management Working Group is composed of local emergency management
stakeholders in North Central Texas who work toward establishing best practices, coordinating
planning efforts, and identifying needs in regional emergency management. The Working Group
plans and coordinates regional initiatives and assists in identifying gaps in emergency operations
throughout the region using coordination and collaboration. Based on the gaps identified through
trainings, exercises, and real world events, EMWG works to address regional needs and provide
technical assistance and expertise to enhance emergency operations in North Central Texas.
Fusion Center
The Fusion Working Group regularly meets to evaluate regional
capabilities and resources, and discuss opportunities to collaborate, coordinate, prepare, plan and
respond to regional threats and active incidents with the ultimate goal of ensuring citizen safety.
The intent of the working group is to focus individual community efforts to provide timely,
accurate, and actionable information. Information is often derived from the planning, direction,
collection, exploitation, processing, analysis, production, dissemination, evaluation, and
feedback of available information concerning different threats to the United States, its people,
property, or interests. Information sharing is the ability to exchange intelligence, information,
data, or knowledge in a coordinated, efficient and secure method.
Interoperable CommunicationThe Interoperable Communications Working Group enhancing communication throughout the
North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) 16- county region. The lack of
Interoperable Communications has long been a barrier to effective inter-agency communications
given the need for a multi-agency response, whether for a natural or man-made disaster, or for
day-to-day operational incidents calling for response from another department or agency or from
another jurisdiction.
Throughout this region, public safety agencies operate over a number of different Working
Group will provide local public safety agencies and local policy makers a direction by which
agencies throughout the region may have effective interoperability.
Administration and Communication 2020 Goal: Continue to provide professional
communication and project implementation support to the jurisdictions in the NCTCOG region
and within the EP Department through exceptional products and services.
Adopt new technological capabilities and organizational skills as time and financial resources
permit. Maintain contact databases and Listservs with current information.
Public EducationKnoWhat2Do, our regional public education campaign, exists to educate and empower people in
the 16-county North Central Texas Council of Governments region about the tools and resources
available to help them prepare for any number of threats specific to this region.
Public works emergency response team (PWET)- The North Central Texas Public Works
Emergency Response Team was created to provide public works assistance when an emergency
or disaster overwhelms local resources. The response team was created by and for local
governments and operates on a voluntary quid pro quo basis.
Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASAWX)
Provide decision makers more timely and effective information during weather events that
increase the effectiveness of warnings, notifications, response actions, timely recovery, and
situational awareness that would likely save lives and reduce damage to property in the region.
Integrated Warning Team
Emergency Management Coordinators, first responders, the National Weather Service,
educational institutions, broadcast and print media, and regional transportation and public works
officials disseminate time sensitive information through coordination and support to increase
warning effectiveness in the region
Training and Exercise (T & E)
The North Central Texas Training and Exercise Working Group strives to be the benchmark in
all-hazards emergency management and homeland security that encompasses all organizations in
the public and private sectors. Our Working Group focuses on the inclusion of citizens,
government at the city, county, regional, state, and federal levels, school districts, higher
education, hospitals, private sector businesses, and faith-based and volunteer groups. This group
assists cities and counties in coordinating comprehensive training and exercises needs to ensure
maximum efficiency and benefit from hazard prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, and
recovery in order to protect lives, property, and the environment.
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
The UAS Working Group has been established to improve Unmanned Aerial System response
operations in North Texas. The primary goal of the group is to provide a forum for regional
partners to discuss concerns and develop solutions regarding the complexity of UAS operations
in urban and rural jurisdictions. The working group will also focus on assisting jurisdictional
UAS program development, collaboration on regional policies, airspace coordination, technology
implementation, and regional training standards.
The Secretary of Homeland Security coordinates preparedness
FEMA Administrator’s duties include assisting the President through the Secretary in
providing the Federal Government’s response to terrorist attacks and major disasters,
including managing the operation of the National Response Coordination Center
(NRCC), the effective support of all Emergency Support Functions (ESFs), and more
generally, preparing for, protecting against, responding to, and recovering from allhazards incidents. Reporting to the Secretary of Homeland Security, the FEMA
Administrator is also responsible for managing the core DHS grant programs supporting
homeland security activities.
National Preparedness Goal. Part of this system involves determining what capabilities
are needed, how they should be developed and sustained, and how they should be
National Preparedness System- 6 components (
Example of whole community preparedness
• Local, jurisdictional, or state accessible evacuation plans
• Temporary accessible housing plans
• Accessibility to, of, and in shelters
North Central Texas Council on Governments. (2020). Strategic plan for the north central Texas
council of governments: 2021-2025.
North Central Texas Council on Governments. (2019). Regional emergency preparedness advisory
committee (repac).
Collin County. (2020). Cities readiness Initiative (CRI).
Emergency preparedness planning council (EPPC). (2020).
FEMA. (2016, June). Emergency Support Function (ESF)- Transportation Annex.
Gilbride, G. (2019, September 16). Health care foundation
Homeland Security. (2019, October 18). National response framework.
Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM). (2019, October 16). Executive Guide FY 2019
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG). (2016).
Emergency preparedness key to helping. NCTCO50thAnniversaryhighlightforEP.pdf.aspx.
region through disasters.
North Central Texas Council of Governments. (2020). NCTCOG executive board.
US Geological Society (USGS). (2020). Waterwatch.
NCTCOG. (2017. July 25). Emergency Preparedness [YouTube video]/

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