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Dallas County Community College District - Emergency Support Function #9 – Search & Rescue Annex
This Emergency Operations Plan Annex is hereby approved for the Dallas County Community College District. This plan annex is effective immediately and supersedes all previous editions.
Chief of Police
1601 South Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75215
DCCCD Public Safety & Security
1601 South Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Cedar Hill Fire Department
1212 W Beltline Road
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Coppell Fire Department
265 Parkway Blvd.
Coppell, TX 75019
DFW Airport Police and Fire
2900 East 28th Street
DFW Airport, TX 75261
Farmers Branch Fire Administration
13333 Hutton Drive
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Garland Fire Department
Garland, TX 75040
Lancaster Fire Department
1650 North Dallas Ave.
Lancaster, TX 75134
Irving Fire Department
845 W Irving Blvd
Irving, TX 75060
Mesquite Fire Department
1515 N. Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149
See Emergency Operations Plan, Authority.
The Emergency Support Function (ESF) annexes to the Emergency Operations Plan organize the applicable college District positions, departments, and outside support agencies into groups according to their roles in strategic response to a campus emergency or disaster. Outside agencies may include: governmental, non-governmental, private sector, and other volunteer resources. The ESF annex provides basic information on available internal and external departments and agencies that might be needed for an incident that affects Dallas County Community College District. Each ESF has at least one lead position or department within the District that will lead the specific response, one or more supporting departments within the District that will provide response support, and one or more external supporting departments from the surrounding communities, and neighboring jurisdictions.
ESFs will normally be activated at the direction of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Director in response to activation level 3 or greater emergencies as outlined in the EOP. Designated department and agency resources may be requested to respond or recover from emergency incidents that affect the District. Normally, the response and recovery actions will be coordinated from the EOC as Incident or Unified Command will use the resources at the incident scene.
The primary position/department/office(s) will normally be responsible for coordinating specific requirements associated with the emergency support function. Support position/department/office(s) may be contacted to provide expertise and assistance, as needed. Finally, external departments/agencies may be needed if internal resources are overwhelmed or where District capabilities do not exist (such as emergency medical or fire services.) In all cases, prior memorandums of understanding, mutual aid agreements, or funding issues would need to be addressed prior to requesting assistance.
The purpose of ESF 9 is to identify the internal and external departments responsible for search and rescue actions that may take place in an emergency. This ESF provides and coordinate resources (personnel, equipment, facilities, materials and supplies) to support law enforcement, public safety, security, and evacuation needs during an emergency or disaster.
Emergency Support Function 9:
Dallas County Community College District is exposed to many hazards, all of which have the potential for disrupting the community, causing casualties, and damaging or destroying public or private property. Potential emergencies and disasters include both natural and human-caused incidents.
See the EOP Hazard Summary for the potential emergencies that may impact DCCCD.
The District DOES NOT operate its own search and rescue service and has minimal internal response capability for this ESF.
The District makes the following planning assumptions:
A common operating procedure within the District and across local jurisdictions provides the framework for search and rescue capabilities. Interoperable systems make this framework possible. Resources are in existence throughout the college District and the cities in which District properties lie to provide coordinated capabilities for the most effective and efficient warning, response, and recovery activities. When these capabilities are properly coordinated, response activities become more effective and efficient.
The emergency support function will primarily take action in the following phases:
The NIMS provides a consistent nationwide approach for federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local governments to work effectively and efficiently together to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size, or complexity.
An all-discipline, all-hazards plan that established a single, comprehensive framework for the management of domestic incidents. It provides the structure and mechanisms for the coordination of federal support to state and local and tribal incident managers and for exercising direct federal authorities and responsibilities.