implementing the response pio exercise

1. Identify the possible environmental impacts of a Hazardous Materials Event impacting your community, list the governmental entities having responsibility to oversee and or control/mitigate such impact, with their contact numbers, added to your “master” Incident Action Plan. Submit.

2. Take on the role as the Public Information Officer (PIO) and submit a press release pertaining to week 5 activities. Be prepared to answer questions from the media or community at a Town Hall Meeting.

Some examples include

Ask the PIO to provide a briefing that includes:

1. The situation status. 2. Additional road closures. 3. Evacuation routes. 4. Personal protective measures.

In addition, address the following:

  • What is the local role in response to a hazardous materials incident?
  • Who is responsible for cleanup operations?
  • What is the role/responsibility of your organization and how does that impact or

    effect
    the state and federal systems?

  • What is the definition of “Hazardous Materials”?

Week 7 Implementing the Response

1. Research and review the Planning P methodology.

2. Continue your text reading to prepare yourself to PARTICIPATE in DISCUSSION on the DISCUSSION BOARD.

3. Identify the possible environmental impacts of a Hazardous Materials Event impacting your community, list the governmental entities having responsibility to oversee and or control/mitigate such impact, with their contact numbers, added to your “master” Incident Action Plan. Submit.

4. Take on the role as the Public Information Officer (PIO) and submit a press release pertaining to week four activties. Be prepared to answer questions from the media or community at a Town Hall Meeting.

There is no right or wrong – you are using the info and education from previous weeks and classes. Assess the incident and carefully address the questions and the briefing. Remember not to promise too much!