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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mission Briefing Slide 2 2 FEMA Mission Prepare for and lead the Federal Governments response to emergencies and major disasters, natural and manmade, including acts of terrorism all-hazards Save lives Protect property Ensure basic human needs are met Slide 3 3 Slide 4 4 Slide 5 5 FEMA Focus Areas Improve ability to define the common domestic operating picture Improve overall situational awareness and communications Improve visibility of actions and resource tracking Implement state-of-the-art logistics support system Continue catastrophic planning Provide better victim care and assistance Ensure better inter-agency coordination Slide 6 6 Slide 7 7 Slide 8 8 Slide 9 DHS/FEMA 4/14/20159 FEMAs FEMAs Space Weather Alert and Notification UNCLASSIFIED Slide 10 FEMAs Network of Operations & Coordination Centers 4/14/201510 UNCLASSIFIED FEMA Operations Center Mt. Weather, VA FEMA Alternate Operations Center East *Thomasville, GA FEMA Alternate Operations Center West **Denver, CO National Response Coordination Center Wash, D.C. MERS Operations Centers Regional Response Coordination Centers Response Watch Center Region Watch Centers R1 - Boston R2 - New York R3 - Philadelphia R4 - Atlanta R5 - Chicago R6 - Denton R7 - Kansas City R8 - Denver R9 - Bothell R10 - Oakland Bothell, WA Denton, TX Denver, CO** Frederick, MD Maynard, MA Thomasville, GA* Slide 11 FOC / FAOCs Mission 4/14/201511 UNCLASSIFIED FEMA Operations Center Mt. Weather, VA FEMA Alternate Operations Center East National Response Coordination Center Wash, D.C. MERS Operations Centers Regional Response Coordination Centers Response Watch Center Region Watch Centers R1 - Boston R2 - New York R3 - Philadelphia R4 - Atlanta R5 - Chicago R6 - Denton R7 - Kansas City R8 - Denver R9 - Bothell R10 - Oakland Bothell, WA Denton, TX** Denver, CO Frederick, MD Maynard, MA Thomasville, GA* Operational 24 hours per day, 7 days a week Staffed by four (4) operations teams Augmented by the FEMA Alternate Operations Center (FAOC) East (Thomasville, GA) & West (Denver, CO) MISSION Receive, analyze, and disseminate a wide variety of All-Hazards information utilizing Receipt, Notification, Alert and Warning media with support from the FAOCs and MOCs. Execute plans in support of Civil Continuity of Government Operational 24 hours per day, 7 days a week Staffed by four (4) operations teams Augmented by the FEMA Alternate Operations Center (FAOC) East (Thomasville, GA) & West (Denver, CO) MISSION Receive, analyze, and disseminate a wide variety of All-Hazards information utilizing Receipt, Notification, Alert and Warning media with support from the FAOCs and MOCs. Execute plans in support of Civil Continuity of Government FEMA Alternate Operations Center West Slide 12 Notification Framework 4/14/201512 When?: If a space weather event will likely Directly or indirectly cause or exacerbate a major disaster or emergency Interfere with or seriously degrade FEMAs response & recovery capability Create political, public, or media pressure / expectation for FEMA action Why?: Provide broad, timely space weather situational awareness across the agency Answer the So what? for potentially high-concern / high-impact events Use plain language messaging to briefly outline possible or probable impacts; expected duration Slide 13 Notification Framework 4/14/201513 How?: SWPC Email Auto-Alerts Recommend subscription settings for FEMA Network of Operations & Coordination Centers Event Levels: NOAA Scale Alerts - R 2, S 3, & G 3 or higher alerts Action: Situational awareness for subscribers Radio Blackouts (R 2 and above) - interested parties should monitor the SWPC web-site D-Rap model SWPC Voice Alerts - Telephone notification to FAOC-West; conference FOC & FAOC-East Event Level: NOAA Scale - S 4, S 5 & G 4, G 5 alerts Actions: Notify FEMA Senior Leadership; Emergency Notification System (ENS) message to agency Watch Centers and other key nodes; Possible broadcast over the National Warning System (NAWAS) & Washington Area Warning System (WAWAS) for S 5 & G 5 events NAWAS 2,250 Warning Points to City & County Level WAWAS 125 National Capital Region subscribers Slide 14 FOC Notify Leadership FAOC West ENS to Watches FAOC East NAWAS / WAWAS S 5, G 5 only Space Weather Event Alert & Notification Process 4/14/201514 UNCLASSIFIED Solar Radiation Storms Geomagnetic Storms G 5 G 4 S 4 G 3 S 3 G 2 S 2 G 1 S 1 R 2 Radio Blackouts R 5 Subscriber Email Alerts Alert Conference Call No notifications recommended at these levels Notification Action D-Rap Model Slide 15 UNCLASSIFIED FEMA Operations Center 4/14/201515 Questions?

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