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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Region 6 Local Emergency Planning Committee
Region 6 ESF-10 Update Project

The Region 6 Local Emergency Planning Committee (hereafter also referred to as the LEPC) requests proposals from firms or individuals with emergency management and hazardous materials planning and response experience.  The LEPC intends to contract with a qualified firm or individual to provide the planning services required to update its comprehensive regional plan (i.e., ESF-10).  An interested party or parties may request consideration for this project by submitting a proposal to the Region 6 LEPC as outlined herein.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Region 6 Local Emergency Planning Committee
Regional Full Scale Exercise Project

The Region 6 Local Emergency Planning Committee (hereafter also referred to as the LEPC) requests proposals from firms or individuals with emergency management, Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) exercise design & facilitation, and hazardous materials planning and response experience.  The LEPC intends to contract with a qualified firm or individual to provide the services required to complete one (1) Full Scale Hazardous Materials Transportation Response exercise using a scenario based on products identified in the After Action Reports from the previous tabletop exercises. The contractor will follow the HSEEP process including written After Action Reports and Improvement Plans (AAR/IP) for the exercise. The expected outcome of this project is to test mutual aid capabilities and communications, to include but not limited to the nine (9) counties in the Region 6 LEPC and contracted HazMat teams. Upon completion, all documents related to this project are the sole possession of Region 6 LEPC.  Any interested party or parties may request consideration for this project by submitting a proposal to the Region 6 LEPC as outlined herein.

From October 24 to 26, 2017 Henry and Des Moines Counties hosted a three day rescue task force hostage event sponsored by Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The event was held at the former Women’s Prison and Mental Health Buildings in Mt Pleasant, IA. The event had around 30 persons attending the event from several agencies including Henry County Sheriff's Office, Des Moines County Sheriff's Office, New London Police, Mt Pleasant Police, Burlington Police, Richland Police, New London Fire, Burlington Fire, and Muscatine Fire. The course not only focused on the active shooter part of an event but setting safe passage for EMS to enter and exit the building with victims.

Notice is given that sealed proposals will be received by:

Delaware County Emergency Management Agency
Courthouse – 301 E. Main St.
Manchester, Iowa 52057

From left: Lorie Glover, Black Hawk County Emergency Management Coordinator; Frank Magsamen, BH County EM Commission Chair; and Kelsey Angle, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service Office in Des Moines.From left: Lorie Glover, Black Hawk County Emergency Management Coordinator; Frank Magsamen, BH County EM Commission Chair; and Kelsey Angle, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service Office in Des Moines.NOAA’s National Weather Service has recognized Black Hawk County as a Storm Ready county. The StormReady program helps community leaders and residents prepare for hazardous weather and flooding. StormReady sites have made a strong commitment to implement plans and resources in an effort to save lives and protect property when severe weather strikes.

NOAA's National Weather Service has recognized Union County as a StormReady® county. The Storm Ready program helps community leaders and residents prepare for hazardous weather and flooding. Storm Ready sites have made a strong commitment to implement plans and resources in an effort to save lives and pro­tect property when severe weather strikes.

Several Emergency Managers and other coworkers and friends gathered last week to honor Teresa Jackson who is retiring after 32 years of public service to Ringgold County, the last 14 years as Emergency Management Coordinator.

Pictured here are Teresa Jackson and IEMA President Dave Wilson. Wilson is presenting Jackson with a plaque from IEMA.

 

Gov. Kim Reynolds has proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Iowa.

"This past summer’s severe weather and flooding are a reminder that disasters can, and do, happen in our state and that is why I have proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Iowa,” said Reynolds. “I am asking Iowans to take steps now to prepare themselves, their families, their places of business, and their communities for any emergency."

Preparedness Month is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD), the Iowa Emergency Management Association (IEMA), the Safeguard Iowa Partnership (SIP), and the National Weather Service (NWS).

Gov. Kim Reynolds received word Sunday that President Donald Trump approved her request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for seven Iowa counties impacted by flooding and severe weather July 19-23, 2017.

The counties included in the declaration are: Allamakee, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette and Mitchell.

Gov. Kim Reynolds sent a letter to President Donald Trump Thursday requesting a presidential disaster declaration for seven Iowa counties significantly damaged by severe storms and flooding July 19-23, 2017.

Counties included in this request are: Allamakee, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette and Mitchell.

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