Public Private Partnerships- Building Relationships for the Future

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Mitigation and Restoration of Critical Infrastructure Bridges

A collaborative roundtable to partner with FEMA to support our critical infrastructure: Levies, Dams, bridges, etc. The new maps provide critical data that needs to be integrated into restoration of existing levies and working groups of engineers to partner and collaborate with the army corp of engineers to secure the week levies and prevent another Katrina.

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Community Partnerships & affiliating with VOADS

One of the best things that can be done BEFORE an emergency occurs is oviously pre-positioning relationships. It's important for VOAD's reach out to other community partners that are volunteer based such as the Medical Reserve Corps, State Dept.s of Health, Local Health Depts, Local CERT Teams, etc. Most of our VOAD's are made up of faith based partners but there are many organizations that do volunteer work that should ...more »

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Develop COADs

Communities can come together and create COADs (Community Organizations Active in Disasters). This is a replicable program that involves no federal support. What it takes is motivation and a little work. Since character limits restrict my ability to give a thorough understanding of my meaning I would direct you to these links for examples of COADs from all over the United States. http://www.continuityinsights.com/articles/2009/06/public-private-partnerships-coads-voads-and-more ...more »

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Community Endurance and Resilience Building: Reducing the Impact

Problem-solving begins with in-depth identification, drills down to obtain all relevant data, conduct analysis and determine a sustainable solution that includes all relevant stakeholders. Engaging in a whole community preparedness capacity building endeavor must include public/private partners representing government officials, businesses, schools, medical and mental health facilities, volunteer groups, and importantly ...more »

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Business Continuity Initiative

Two counties in the Panhandle of Florida recently came together to promote business continuity initiatives to all the small businesses in a two county area. The brain child of the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, this initiative, which included public and private sector partners from Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, have entered a cooperative arrangement to the benefit of small businesses. It was proposed that ...more »

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Special Tag Preparedness Items

Partner with retailers to " Green Tag " ( not picky about the color just green is CERT ) or special aisle ( like baby items ) items that would be best to pick up during normal shopping for their disaster kits. Items like batteries, canned food, bottled water etc. that could be ' green tagged ' as a reminder to have extra of these items on hand and not try to run out to find these items just before a storm hits. Disaster ...more »

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Captive Insurer for Business Recovery

There should be a public-private initiative to create a captive insurer for small businesses to purchase affordable business interruption coverage that will allow them to recover after a disaster-related loss of business/damage to stock

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Physical Security Certification

Several of the IS-900 courses deal with physical security. A certification route that focused on security issues would help to incorporate the material of the courses into security policy for the private sector. I think it would be helpful to both FEMA and private sector partners.

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Mobile food delivery trucks

I have been a First Responder in Super Storm Sandy The Far Rockaways, New York. I noticed that the soup kitchens on the street corners and the mobile food delivery trucks giving us support and FREE food daily to all First Responders sometimes were not distributed evenly. This meant that depending on where I was as a Team Leader in the 50s to the 90s would determine how far our Team had to walk to get food as we ...more »

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Building/Sustaining Public-Private Partnerships

BJA/DHS/FEMA for 12 yrs funded a program at Michigan State University to go across the nation and create/sustain PPPs at the local, county, regional levels. Though funding was terminated in 2010, there is a wealth of info on PPP's on the MSU website, which is at www.cip.msu.edu - Please feel free to use any information, as your federal dollars paid for the program, research, and how to create these valuable partnerships. ...more »

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The FEMA Housing Portal a model of inefficiency

FEMA populated the Housing Portal immediately after Sandy with hundreds of fictitious rental units. The resources of REALTORS across the country are publicly recognized as being accurate and updated every 15 minutes. My personal experience showed property owners were frustrated because they did not know how or where the callers got their number to call and ask to rent. FEMA's standard was to put information online based ...more »

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The Coalition of Hope - Excelsior Project

The Coalition of Hope Foundation, Inc. (COH), is a US-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization that provides global humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief support. Among our goals, we seek to acquire and refit in a "public-private international partnership" a retired USN vessel (the USS Nassau) in order to provide a forward deployed, quick response, sea-based platform that in addition to state-of-the-art ...more »

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