Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
The jurisdictional EOP provides action guidance for incident response at the level of the responding community. The sum of all activities related to developing and implementing the jurisdictional EOP represents preparedness. This includes establishing equipment and supply needs, educating and training personnel, and exercising the system to evaluate and improve procedures. Important considerations for the jurisdictional EOP include:
By incorporating basic ICS and emergency management principles, and by integrating public health and acute-care medical disciplines, a functional Tier 3 management structure is proposed.
Figure 4-1. Generic Management Structure for Jurisdictional Response
The site of integration for the Tier 2 liaison will vary based on the type of incident. In a mass casualty or complex medical event, the Tier 2 liaison will likely integrate at the Operations Section of the incident management team. In a primarily non-medical event, the Tier 2 liaison may integrate through the health and medical Emergency Support Function (ESF) or other functional group in the EOC (see IS-701, Lesson 2).
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