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1-2 April 2023 (Weekend)


Clinton County, Ohio

EMA Volunteer Disaster Stand-By

Stand-by of EMA Volunteers to see who would be available in the event of extensive damage from the forecasted Friday, 31 March 2023 weather.

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EMA Volunteer Disaster Stand-By
EMA Volunteer Disaster Stand-By

Time & Location

1-2 April 2023 (Weekend)

Clinton County, Ohio, Clinton County, OH, USA

About the Event

This is a stand-by request to determine what EMA Volunteers may be available to fill a mission need if requested by a jurisdiction.  In the event of a need, potential volunteers from this list will be contacted for mission needs if this forecasted weather event requires added support for response operations.  Reporting instructions will be provided at that time.

Mission/Teams descriptions listed below:

Damage Assessment Team (DAT): Mobile team who conducts on-location damage assessments post disaster to enable state or federal disaster declaration requests.  Team typically will operate within 72-hours following a disaster and will use mobile devices to capture damage information.

  • Required first step to determine if local damage meets state/federal thresholds for disaster declaration and public & private assistance
  • Generally operates during daylight hours and performs tasks within 72 hours of the disaster/emergency (e.g. tornado, et cetera)
  • When deployed, DAT members will be provided with individual protective equipment, DAT kit, damage assessment forms, and account access to Orion Damage Assessment
  • The most physically demanding volunteer role after a disaster
  • Members should be in good physical health, able to spend long periods of time on their feet
  • Teamed up with members from other organizations (e.g. American Red Cross, local firefighter or law enforcement, et cetera)
  • Members should have access to weather appropriate clothing and good sturdy footwear suitable for areas likely to have puncture/debris hazards
  • Training shall be conducted annually for damage assessment, hazard identification, and personal kit setup 
  • Each DAT should have access to at least one smart phone (android or iOS) for use with the Orion Damage Assessment application
  • DAT members may rally and deploy from the VRC or other designated location

Family Assistance Center (FAC): Directly supporting families and victims impacted by a mass casualty incident. Volunteers to support and augment roles not filled by the Wilmington Area Ministerial Alliance and supporting non-governmental organizations such as the American Red Cross, Ohio Funeral Directors Association, and more.

Volunteer Reception Center (VRC): Helping to augment Clinton County Community Action to setting up and operating a reception center for affiliated volunteer teams like the American Red Cross, Team Rubicon, and more. In addition, helping to source volunteer needs through non-affiliated volunteers for general, admin, or manpower support roles.

Logistics Distribution: Enable emergency resource management, accountability of responders and volunteers, and points of distribution (POD) following a disaster (to distribute water, ice, or other materials to affected populations. 90% of tasks are performed outdoors.

Clerical Support: Assisting in making calls, recording communications, and collecting information during the response.  Looking for members with a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  

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