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SECTION 4

CVECO DEFINITIONS &

RESPONSIBILITES

CVECO Definitions & Responsibilities   Page  
01. Definitions …………………..………………..…………..…… Page 02
02. CVECO Member Procedures ………….……………….….... Page 08
03. CVECO Geographical Areas ……………………………….. Page 08
04. Responsibilities & Duties Of Company Making The Call … Page 09
05. Fire/Police Communications Dispatcher ………….…...… Page 10
06. Fire / Police Response ……………….…………...……… Page 10
08. Safety Officer …………………….…...………...……..….… Page 11
09. Industrial Emergency Site Manager ………………….…… Page 12
10. Municipal Emergency Site Manager ………….……....…… Page 13
11. Technical Advisor ……….……….…...…….………..… Page 14
12. Responding to a US EOC ……………..……...…….……….… Page 14
13. Municipal Emergency Operations Centre Locations ………. Page 15
15. Sarnia Mobile Command Centre ………..………..…….….. Page 16
16. Industrial Emergency Operations Centre ……..…..……...… Page 17
14. Municipal Emergency Operations Centre Operations ……... Page 18
17. All Clear ……………..……...…………………………………. Page 19

 

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1. DEFINITIONS:  
   
1.1 Benchmarks:
   
- A term used when establishing tactical priorities. This involves the completion of a task before moving onto the next task. Further definitions on the benchmarks are found in the Incident Management Section
   
   
1.2 Central Ambulance Communications Centre (CACC):
   
- Central Ambulance Communications Centre is located in Wallaceburg.
   
- CACC dispatches the Lambton County Ambulance Service and Lambton County Fire/Rescue Departments.
   
- Sarnia Fire/Police Dispatch notifies and updates CACC as required.
   
   
1.3 Eastern Canada Response Corporation (ECRC)
   
- ECRC is a private company that can assist CVECO members in clean up of spills to the river.
   
- For many years’ spills to the river resulted in a Code 10 for "Bluewater Clean". That code has been discontinued.
   
   
1.4 Emergency Alert Radio System (EARS):
   
- The “Emergency Alert Radio System” is used to notify the public and provide them with information on an emergency that a CVECO member may have.
   
- The EARS system is broadcast from the Sarnia Police Communications Centre and can interrupt local radio and television broadcasts.
   
   
1.5 Functional Designation:
   
- Functional designation is an incident management term for sector designation by a specific function such as water supply sector, cooling sector, foam sector etc.
   
- A Sector Officer will give the Task Officer an assignment in his/her sector.
   
- The Task Officer will supervise a group of firefighters who will carry out an assignment (task) and report back to the Sector Officer when completed.

 

 

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1. DEFINITIONS: Continued
   
   
1.6 Geographical Areas:
   
- CVECO has divided the area around chemical valley into four distinct geographical areas as outlined in Part 3. of this section
   
- A geographical area is to identify where a CVECO member is located.
     
- Area 1 Within the City of Sarnia, (West of Indian Road / North of LaSalle Road)
     
- Area 2 St. Clair Township (Area South of LaSalle Road)
     
- Area 3 All member industries, East of Indian Road
     
- Area 4 Point Edward:
   
   
1.7 Incident Commander (IC):
   
- Person in charge of the on-scene emergency operations.
   
   
1.8 Industrial Emergency Operations Centre (IEOC):
   
- Industrial emergency control centre where the industry coordinates their emergency plans.
   
- The Industrial Emergency Site Manager operates from this centre.
   
   
1.9 Industrial Emergency Site Manager (IESM):
   
- Industry representative in charge of companies overall emergency response
   
   
1.10 Multi-jurisdictional Incidents:
   
- Incidents that involve emergency responders from different companies, cities and/or townships.
   
   
1.11 Municipal Emergency Operations Centre (MEOC):
   
- Municipal emergency control centre where the municipality coordinates the emergency from (when activated).

 

 

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1. DEFINITIONS: Continued
   
   
1.12 Municipal Emergency Site Manager (MESM):
   
- Responding Fire or Police Officer who represents the municipality and communicates with the Industrial Incident Commander
   
- In most responses the IESM (Fire or Police Officer) is also acting at the Municipal Incident Commander.
   
- For fire related responses the Fire/Rescue Service will be the lead agency having a member of their staff filling the role of the Municipal Emergency Site Manager. The Police will become the lead agency on all other types of responses.
   
   
1.13 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP):
   
- The Ontario Provincial Police provides Police services for Point Edward Area 4 and St. Clair Township Area 2
   
- Sarnia Fire/Police Dispatch notifies and updates the OPP as required.
   
   
1.14 PAN - PAN - PAN
   
- Is an internationally recognized distress signal. This message will be broadcast over the (all responders) radios system to clear radio traffic for an emergency broadcast.
   
   
1.15 Personnel Accountability Report (PAR)
   
- A PAR is done every 30 minutes, or after a significant event to ensure all on scene emergency personnel are safe and accounted for.
   
   
1.16 Plant Dispatcher:
   
- The plant Dispatcher communicates CVECO codes to Fire/Police Dispatch. In most cases this is a roll filled by Plant Security personnel.
   

 

 

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1. DEFINITIONS: Continued
   
   
1.17 Police:
   
- Sarnia Police Services provides the communications centre for CVECO radio communications and notifications. They notify other agencies for CVECO response and/or to provide information
   
- Sarnia Police Services responds in Area 1 and Area 3
   
- The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) respond in Areas 2 and Area 4
   
   
1.18 Provincial Common Channel:
   
- A radio channel jointly used by the Sarnia Police and the Ontario Provincial Police.
   
   
1.19 Public By-Pass Routes:
   
- Designed to provide the public with alternate travel routes when a Code 6 Traffic Control is issued and area roads are blocked.
   
   
1.20 Rapid Intervention Team (RIT):
   
- A team of responders that is available to mount an immediate search, if an emergency responder is reported as missing. The safety of the RIT team must be considered before they are sent into a structure or process area.
   
   
1.21 Safety Officer:
   
- Title given to the person who handles on-scene safety responsibilities and duties.
   
- The Safety Officer reports to the Incident Commander
   
   

 

 

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1. DEFINITIONS: Continued
   
   
1.22 Sarnia Fire/Police Dispatcher:
   
- The Sarnia Fire/Police Service Communication Centre is located in the Sarnia Police station.
   
- The Dispatcher receives the “CVECO Code Notifications Checklists” and radio communications.
   
- They notify and update the OPP and the Central Ambulance Communications Centre with CVECO notification and information for Police and Fire/Rescue personnel in Areas 2 and 4.
   
   
1.23 Sarnia Mobile Command Post:
   
- Municipal officials will bring the City Command Post to a CVECO member with an emergency when requested, on a Code 6, or as deemed necessary.
   
- Some companies have on-scene command posts. When the city mobile command post arrives, it will become the on-scene operational command post.
   
   
1.24 Sector Officer:
   
- An incident management tactical level position sometimes referred to as the Supervisor or Sector Chief.
   
- This person supervises Task Officer’s who carries out the Sector Officers assignments (functional designation) with a group of firefighters who carry out operations at the emergency scene.
   
- The Sector Officer reports to the Incident Commander.
   
   
1.25 Staging Area
   
- Each industry is expected to have a designated “staging area” where municipal or industrial responders report. Each company is expected to have a secondary location in case the original designated location is not safe to respond to.
   

 

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1. DEFINITIONS: Continued
   
   
1.26 Task Officer:
   
- An incident management Task Officer operates under the Sector Officer.
   
- A Sector Officer will give the Task Officer an assignment in his/her sector.
   
- The Task Officer will supervise a group of firefighters who will carry out an assignment (task) and report back to the Sector Officer when completed.
   
   
1.27 Technical Advisor (TA):
   
- The Technical Advisor (if activated) is the liaison between the Industrial Emergency Operations Centre and the on-scene Command Post.
   
- The Technical Advisor in most cases will be at the on-scene Command Post and communicate directly with the Municipal Emergency Site Manager.
   
- The Technical Advisor may be dispatched to the Municipal Emergency Operations Centre is requested.
   
Note: Some companies do not supply a Technical Advisor and use their Incident Commander to fill this role.
   
   
1.28 Test Able:
   
- A test of the traffic control plan.
   
   
1.29 Unified Command System:
   
- A method to manage an emergency scene. Each municipal agency and industry involved in the emergency will provide a representative to act as the agencies Incident Commander.
   
   
1.30 Vests:
   
- CVECO has recommended that on-scene Officer’s are easily identifiable to improve field communications.
   
- Incident Commander - white vest labeled with the words Command.
   
- Safety Officer - blue vest labeled with the words Safety Officer
   
- Sector Officer - red vest with the words Sector Officer

 

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2. CVECO MEMBER PROCEDURES:  
   
2.1 Each CVECO member will have internal emergency procedures that will outline their actions and/or response to an emergency.
   
2.2 As a minimum the procedures will outline.
   
- Completion and submission of the CVECO Code Notification Checklist.
   
- Information the Plant Dispatcher is to provide Police/Fire/EMS Dispatch.
   
- Notification of site personnel, neighbours and/or local agencies
   
- Plans to mitigate an emergency situation
   
- Personnel to fill the roles of:
   
* Incident Commander (IC)
   
* Industrial Emergency Site Manager (IESM)
   
* Technical Advisor (TA)

 

 

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3. CVECO GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS:  
     
3.1 There are four geographical areas to the CVECO Plan.
   
3.2 Area 1 - Sarnia, west of Indian Road
   
- Sarnia Fire Rescue Service are the municipal responders
   
- Sarnia Police Service will provide traffic control.
   
3.3 Area 2 - St. Clair Township, south of LaSalle Road
   
- St. Clair Township Fire Rescue Service are the municipal responders
   
- Lambton OPP will provide traffic control.
   
3.4 Area 3 - Sarnia, east of Indian Road
   
- Sarnia Fire Rescue Service are the municipal responders
   
- Sarnia Police Service will provide traffic control.
   
3.5 Area 4 - Point Edward
   
- Point Edward Fire Rescue Service are the municipal responders
   
- Lambton OPP will provide traffic control.

 

 

 

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4. RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES OF THE COMPANY MAKING THE CALL:  
     
     
4.1 The caller shall ensure that Fire/Police Communications personnel and/or appropriate municipal officials are advised within 10 minutes of the nature of the emergency, using the CVECO Radio (or 911 if no radio is available) and issuing the CVECO Code Notification Checklist.
   
4.2 The company shall supply an Incident Commander (IIC), knowledgeable of the emergency situation, to meet with the Municipal Emergency Site Manager (MESM) at a location of safety (to be determined by industry).
   
- The Industrial Incident Commander will also fill the role of the Industrial Emergency Site Manager if he/she has not been activated.
   
4.3 Upon arrival, the Industrial Incident Commander (IIC) will inform the Municipal Emergency Site Manager of the current situation to ensure accuracy or to provide an update of the situation.
   
- For most incidents the MESM will also be filling the role of the Municipal Incident Commander.
   
4.4 The IIC will notify the MESM of any changes, as they occur, for example changes affecting the safety of persons, deployment of personnel, etc..
   
4.5 If a Code 6 has been initiated, advise the MESM that an "All Clear" exists on site, (when that is appropriate). This information is not to be broadcast over the CVECO radio. The municipality will issue the official “All Clear”.
   
4.6 Downgrading of codes should follow discussion between IESM and the MESM.
   
4.7 If and when plant sirens are activated, notify the police service or authorized municipal official so that sufficient information can be provided to the media to ensure the safety of the public and address concerns of inquirers.

 

 

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5. FIRE / POLICE COMMUNICATIONS DISPATCHER:  
     
5.1 The Sarnia Fire/Police Dispatcher works out of the communications centre at the Sarnia Police Headquarters.
   
5.2 Upon receiving a CVECO code message, the Fire/Police Dispatcher will use the CVECO Code Notification Checklist to obtain the information necessary to ensure an appropriate response.
   
5.4 Where the O.P.P. are involved in Areas 2 and Area 4 all known information will be relayed to them.
   
Note: A copy of the CVECO Code Notification Checklist is at the end of Section 3 “Radio and Telephone Communications.

 

 

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6. FIRE / POLICE RESPONSE:  
   
6.1 Fire and/or Police Services in the area where the incident occurred will respond and obtain details on the emergency situation.
   
- The Police will work directly with the Municipal Fire/Rescue Service in a “unified command” system to organize response and activities at the emergency scene.
   
6.2 Fire and/or Police apparatus will respond to the plant staging area where they will obtain information and direction.
   
6.3 The lead agency for Fire/Police will act as the Municipal Emergency Site Manager (MESM)
   
- For most incidents the MESM will also be filling the role of the Municipal Incident Commander.
   
- On Code 5 and 6, Polices Services will act as the MESM.
   
6.4 Police will coordinator road closures if a Code 6 for traffic control has been initiated.
   
6.5 Both Fire & Police officials will provide an Incident Commander to respond to the Mobile Command Post when it has been activated.
   
- The role of MESM may be assigned to a another municipal Fire/ or Police Officer

 

 

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7. INCIDENT COMMANDER (IC):  
     
7.1 The Incident Commander (IC) is responsible for all on-scene emergency operations.
   
7.2 The Safety Officer and the Sector Officer’s report to the Incident Commander
   
7.3 If municipal or industrial fire departments respond to assist at a plant site, Incident Commanders from each responding group will work with the industrial IC in unified command to assist in mitigating the emergency.
   
7.4 On larger emergencies the industrial Incident Commander reports to the Industrial Emergency Site Manager (IESM).
   
- On smaller incidents the Industrial IC may also act as the IESM
   
7.5 The municipal IC reports to the Municipal Emergency Site Manager
   
- On most (smaller) incidents the Municipal IC will also act at the MESM

 

 

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8. SAFETY OFFICER:  
     
8.1 The Safety Officers function at the incident is to assess hazardous and unsafe situations and develop measures for assuring personnel safety.
   
8.2 The Safety Officer has emergency authority to stop and/or prevent unsafe acts.
   
8.3 The Safety Officer reports to the Incident Commander.
   
8.4 Some CVECO members may supply a Safety Officer through their company safety department as part of their site emergency plan.

 

 

 

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9. INDUSTRIAL EMERGENCY SITE MANAGER (IESM):  
   
Note: During the night and on weekends there may be an unavoidable delay in the arrival of the IESM.
   
9.1 The Industrial Emergency Site Manager (IESM) is the industry representative in charge of companies overall emergency response.
   
- The Incident Commander may act as the IESM on smaller incidents, or, until the IESM arrives and is set up in the Industrial Emergency Operations Centre,
   
9.2 The Industrial Emergency Site Manager coordinates activities from the Industrial Emergency Operations Centre.
   
9.3 The IESM communicates with the Technical Advisor and/or the Incident Commander who are located at the on-scene Command Post.
   
- Some companies do not supply a Technical Advisor and use their Incident Commander to fill this role.
   
9.4 The IESM will provide information, expertise and resources as requested by the Incident Commander (or through the Technical Advisor).
   
9.5 The Industrial Emergency Site Manager is to notify the Municipal Emergency Site Manager of any changes, as they occur during the emergency, for example, changes affecting the safety of persons, deployment of personnel, etc..
   
- This may be done through communications with the Technical Advisor or the Incident Commander.

 

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10. MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY SITE MANGAGER (MESM):  
   
10.1 A Police or Fire Officer fills the Municipal Emergency Site Manager role. Which department fills this role depends of the type of emergency.
   
10.2 Fire Officers are the lead agency in fire related responses and the Police the lead agency in all others. It is possible that the MSEM may be represented by the both the Fire and Police depending on the type of emergency.
   
- On Code 5 and 6, Polices Services will act as the MESM.
   
- On Code 9 Fire will be the lead agency, but Police Services will fill the role of the Municipal Emergency Site Manager if a Code 6 is issued.
   
10.3 The Industrial Incident Commander (IIC) is to meet with the Municipal Emergency Site Manager (MESM) at a location of safety (to be determined by industry).
   
- The Incident Commander may act as the IESM on smaller incidents, or, until the IESM arrives and is set up in the Industrial Emergency Operations Centre,
   
10.4 Upon arrival, the Industrial Incident Commander informs the Municipal Emergency Site Manager of information similar to what is requested in the CVECO checklist to ensure accuracy, or, to provide an update of the situation. If able, the IESM will supply MSDS product information sheets, emergency plans, or other data that will help with emergency operations.
   
10.5 The MESM will asses whether the incident is likely to endanger the community and if the municipal emergency plan needs to be implemented.
   
10.6 The Municipal Emergency Site Manager, in conjunction with the Industrial Incident Commander, will determine:
   
- If the incident is likely to endanger the community;
   
- If CVECO codes need upgraded (or downgraded).
   
- Appropriate initial or altered boundaries of traffic control.
   
- If municipal emergency plan provisions need to be implemented, e.g. containment or evacuation;
   
- The location of a media centre, if applicable;
   
10.7 On most incidents the responding Fire/Police Officer will fill the role of the MESM. As the incident grows in size and complexity the MESM may call for assistance and have another officer fill the role of the Municipal Site Emergency Manager as a separate entity.

 

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11. TECHNICAL ADVISOR (TA):  
     
Note: Not all companies supply a Technical Advisor to the Command Post.
   
11.1 Initially responds to the Industrial Emergency Operations Centre (IEOC).
   
11.2 Reports to the Industrial Emergency Site Manager (IESM) and obtains situation update.
   
11.3 Dispatched to the on-scene Command Post with information.
   
11.4 Will assist and act as a liaison between the Ind. Incident Commander and the IESM who is located in the Industrial Emergency Operations Centre.
   
11.5 Works with the Municipal Emergency Site Manager to supply information and communicate with the IEOC.
   
11.6 May escort the Municipal Emergency Site Manager to the IEOC if a face to face meeting is requested with the Industrial Emergency Site Manager.
   
11.8 If Port Huron or St. Clair County emergency plan is activated, the TA will report to the appropriate Municipal Emergency Operation Control Centre.
   

 

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12. RESPONDING TO A U.S. EOC:  
     
12.1 If the Port Huron or St. Clair County emergency plan is activated, the Technical Advisor (TA) will call to see if they want a response from a industrial representative to their EOC
   
12.2 If response is requested the TA will ensure they have specific response instructions and have determined what information the EOC may require.
   
12.3 The TA may want to take information such as
   
- MSDS sheets or other product information
   
- Maps of plant site
   
- Maps of Sarnia / Port Huron areas
   
- Telephone numbers to contact plant personnel or resources that may be required

 

 

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13. MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRES:  
     
13.1 There are four municipal operations centres (primary control points).
   
13.2 If a municipal operations is activated in Michigan, the Technical Advisor of the industry involved will respond to the specific operations centre
   
   
13.3 City of Sarnia 344 - 8861
   
- Sarnia Police Headquarters. 555 Christina Street North.
   
- Go to main desk and advise Desk Sgt. that you are the Industry ISC.
   
   
13.4 St. Clair Township 867 - 2110
   
- Township Offices. 1155 Emily Street (across from the arena).
   
- Drive to lower level and park. Enter lower doorway and advise personnel that you are the Industry TA. (Corunna room is used as the primary control point).
   
- Alternate location is the Brigden Memorial Hall, off of Boswell Street.
   
   
13.5 Port Huron 810 - 984 - 8415 (Dispatch)
   
- Call Port Huron emergency dispatch and advise them you are the Industry TA
   
- Ask where they would like you to respond.
   
- Request a Police escort from the bridge to their emergency operations area.
   
- The TA may be asked to attend at the Incident Commanders location or the Port Huron emergency operations centre.
   
   
13.6 St. Clair County 810 - 987 - 1710 (Dispatch)
   
- Call St. Clair County emergency dispatch and advise them you are the Industry TA
   
- Ask if they want you to respond to the St. Clair County EOC.
   
- Request a Police escort from the bridge to their emergency operations area.
   
- The TA may be asked to attend at the Sarnia EOC, the Incident Commanders location, or the St. Clair County emergency operations centre.

 

 

 

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14. SARNIA MOBILE COMMAND POST:  
   
   
14.1 The Sarnia Mobile Command post may be called to the industry that has the problem and will act as the on-scene operational command post.
   
14.2 The command post will be positioned at a safe location within the plant as determined by the municipal and industrial Incident Commanders.
   
14.3 Some CVECO members do not have an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and may use the mobile command post as their EOC.
   
14.4 Location:
   
- Sarnia - Wellington Street Firehall
   
- When activated, positioned at a safe location near the emergency scene.
   
14.5 Responsibilities:
   
- Commanders are to work utilizing the “unified” command system
   
- Command on-scene operations
   
- Determine strategies and tactics
   
- Carrying out planned strategies and tactics
   
- Decide on required resources and mutual aid needs
   
- Manpower requirements for long term incidents.
   
- Communicate strategies and tactics to the emergency operations centre
   
- Manpower requirements for long term incidents.
   
- Determining “under control” and “loss stopped” benchmarks
   
- Determining “all clear” criteria is met
   
14.6 Consists Of:
   
- Incident Commander - Industrial
   
- Incident Commander - Municipal Fire/Rescue Service
   
- Sector Officers - Industrial Mutual Aid
   
- Technical Advisor - Industry (Roving from IEOC)
   
- Police Services Representative - City / County
   
- Emergency Medical Services Representative - County

 

 

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15. INDUSTRIAL EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE:  
   
15.1 The (IEOC) Industrial Emergency Operations Centre is to provide leadership and support to deal with an incident at a given plant.
   
15.2 The Industrial Emergency Site Manager works from the IEOC and works directly with the Municipal Emergency Site Manager.
   
15.3 The MEOC relies on information from the Municipal and Industrial Commanders or Emergency Managers for policy and planning decisions throughout the emergency.
   
15.4 It is recommended that CVECO members have an (EOC) Emergency Operations Centre and a back-up location if the initial EOC is not usable.
   
   
15.5 Location:
   
- As determined by the CVECO member.
   
   
15.6 Responsibilities:
   
- Support and direct actions of Industrial Technical Advisor
   
- Provide Municipal EOC with timely and accurate information.
   
- Evaluate safety in plant.
   
- Liaison with Government agencies.
   
- Co-ordinating resources
   
- Public relations
   
- Securing mutual aid and other resources.
   
   
15.7 Consists Of, but not limited to:
   
- People of authority. Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Directors or Managers etc.
   
- Public Relations Representative
   
- Unit Managers
   
- Loss Control Personnel
   
- Technical Personnel
   
- Human Resources Personnel

 

 

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16. MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE:  
   
16.1 The (MEOC) Municipal Emergency Operations Centre is to provide integrated leadership when an incident impacts on a municipality.
   
16.2 The Municipal Emergency Site Manager - Fire/Police (lead agency) communicates emergency scene information to the MEOC.
   
16.3 The MEOC relies on information from the Municipal and Industrial Commanders or Emergency Mangers for policy and planning decisions throughout the emergency.
   
16.4 Location:
   
- Sarnia Police Headquarters (Back-up . . East Street Firehall - Station 1)
   
- St. Clair Township Municipal Offices
   
- St. Clair County & City of Port Huron in the Michigan.
   
16.5 Responsibilities:
   
- Liaison with upper tier government
   
- Long term planning, procurement of equipment, personnel and supplies
   
- Facilitate evacuations and public notification
   
- Policy and administrative decisions and strategy
   
- Declaration of emergency and the conclusion thereof
   
- Securing mutual aid
   
16.6 Consists Of:
   
- Mayor
   
- Chief of Police
   
- Chief Administrative Officer
   
- Fire Chief
   
- Media Co-ordinator
   
- Director of Administrative Services
   
- Director of Community Services
   
- Industrial Technical Advisor
   
- Medical Officer of Health
   
- Emergency Planning Coordinator
   
- Members of Chippewa Band
   
- Other agencies as required - Utilities, Upper Tier Government, etc..

 

 

 

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17. ALL CLEAR :  
     
     
17.1 This notification indicates that an alert has been ended.
   
17.2 If a Code 6 has been issued, municipal authorities, on the advice of industry will issue the “all clear”.
   
17.3 The Industrial Emergency Site Manager (IESM) in conjunction with the Municipal Emergency Site Manager will issue the “all clear” on behalf of the CVECO member with the problem.
   
17.4 The Industry Dispatcher on instructions from the IESM will advise Fire/Police Dispatch of the all clear. The Fire/Police Dispatcher will then issue the “all clear” over the CVECO radio.
   
   
17.5 The criteria to determine the all clear will be as follows:
   
- Plant Operations ensures process unit shut down or is operating in a safe manner.
   
- Industry environmental or health officials ensures all air monitoring measures below the acceptable safe limits
   
- Incident Commander ensures the leak has stopped, spill has been contained, vapours suppressed and/or any fire is extinguished.
   
- Industrial Emergency Site Manager and the Municipal Emergency Site Manager has confirmed the “all clear” criteria have been met.