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Central Point Oregon Stake

Emergency Preparedness Specialist

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Central Point Oregon Stake Disaster Response Plan

Title Name Primary Phone Alt Phone
Area Seventy Elder David Wright Mobile: 541-944-2770
Regional Welfare and Self-Reliance Services Richard Pedersen 503-956-9282
Mission President Bret Weekes Mobile: 541-337-4391 541-345-4733
Temple President Stacey Berg Mobile: 541-226-6252 541-474-7765
Stake President Kelly Thompson Mobile: 541-944-9819 541-773-2767
First Counselor Frank Grant Mobile: 541-601-5033 541-734-4664
Second Counselor Don Dixon Mobile: 541-944-5540 541-664-3116
Bishop Liaison High Councilor
Bishop's Store House Marvin Arthur Mobile: 541-646-2006 541-899-1175
Stake Relief Society President
Stake High Council Emergency Preparation Ryan Hungerford Mobile: 801-540-1523
Facilities Manager (FM) Lynn Davis 541-727-7325
Emergency Preparation Specialist
Emergency Communication Specialist
Stake Emergency Response Communications (ERC) Net Alan Taylor 541-855-2054
Bishop's Storehouse Frequency There is no ham radio set up at the store house
Church Liaison with County/State Officials
County Officials Emergency Information
Emergency Services
Citizens Information Center

Duties of the Stake President:
  1. Point of contact for all Church and community affairs in the Stake
  2. Established communication and a working relationship
    1. Regional Emergency Response Leader
    2. Bishop's Storehouse Manager
    3. Other regional Stake Presidents
  3. Ensures that each Bishop and Branch President have established through a member called to serve as a liaison, a line of communication with the local (county or municipality) Emergency Operation Center (EOC). This would also include representative of the local Police, Fire, and Rescue and Hospitals. We recommend that "Work Order" forms be provided to them in advance of any event so that they can provide them to first responders. Local first responders will be busy assisting the community and their own personal needs will suffer. It is suggested that after the needs of ward members have been met that work crews could assist these families with their needs for cleanup and repair services.
  4. Makes contact with the Regional Emergency Response Leader
  5. Responsible for local staging areas, command center, and staffing and operations
  6. Responsible to ensure that the Stake President’s checklist is being accomplished
  7. Will delegate as much as possible
Stake President's Checklist
Church Headquarters needs to know:
  1. Name, title and unit of the reporting officer
  2. How the presiding officer can be reached
  3. Description, location and magnitude of the emergency
  4. Number of members or missionaries injured, missing or dead
    1. Mission President Name: Bret Weekes cell number 541-337-4391
  5. Location and extent of damage to Church or member property
  6. Actions being taken to help those in distress
  7. Needed assistance that is unavailable locally
Suggestions for the Stake President:
  1. Sisters should never be asked to work alone with men or make visits alone
  2. Get out and tour the area, be visible, don’t stop communicating.
  3. Staff need reassurance
  4. Staff need to be recognized for their efforts.
  5. Quickly address rumors and misinformation.
  6. Identify a person to record notes during briefings especially key facts, numbers, locations, evacuations and who is in attendance.
  7. Questions to ask: When will power be restored? Email, internet, what is working? What resources are available? Who needs what resources?
  8. Ask for feedback, what do your people need – they know better-ask them
  9. Safeguard confidential membership information.
  10. Consider using teams in shifts.
  11. Consider contacting FM Group if necessary: FM Manager Lynn Davis Cell 541-727-7325.
  12. Sprit of inclusion include all neighbors in helping and letting them return the help.
  13. Identify a point-of-contact (POC) to be a clearing house to handle all requests to help i.e. (food, money, shelter, clothing, time and talents).
  14. Prioritize response to neighborhood. Identify what is needed first through Bishops, then assign teams to meet those needs especially assigning talent to specific needs (roofers to help roof, plumbers to repair plumbing etc.…)
  15. The Stake Center may be used for an equipment staging area instead of evacuation center. (Area Seventy Approval)
Stake Emergency Preparedness Committee
Stake Emergency Preparedness Specialist:
  1. Reviews/Submits Stakes Emergency Plan to Stake President
  2. Leads Stake Emergency Preparedness Committee
  3. Coordinates Stake Emergency Resources
  4. Coordinates with Local Gov. Resources
  5. Maintains a list of Ward Resources/Equipment
Stake Emergency Communications Specialist:
  1. Reviews/Submits Stake Emergency Communications Plan to Stake Emergency Preparedness Committee/Stake President.
  2. Coordinates Stake Emergency Radio Communications when phone lines are down.
  3. Conducts weekly Stake ERC Net, Biannually, Leadership ERC Net
  4. Provides training to Ward Communications Specialists
Stake and Ward Relief Society Presidents:
  1. The Relief Society sisters should be organized in two-sister teams that will be conducting assessments of the needs of each affected member household. Families may have medical, housing, and emotional or food needs and the Stake and Ward Relief Society Presidents should be prepared to assist, and report needs to the Bishop/Branch President and Stake President as appropriate.
  2. Stake and Ward Relief Society Presidencies should be organized so that the sisters are ready to make assessment visits in advance of any event and to respond to these by visiting sisters after the event and assisting the Stake President in responding to their needs.
  3. The Command Center staff will need to be fed and possibly housed during the coordination of the relief effort and our Stake Relief Society presidency oversees this effort. Members should not be expected to pay for this individually and should submit receipts to the stake for reimbursement.
  4. Relief crews may travel from out of the town and if not prepared as they should be, may need to be fed and housed as well. Coordination by the Relief Society Presidency with the designated member of the High Council during this effort is requisite.
High Council:
  1. Members of the High Council should be utilized to coordinate relief efforts with the Stake Presidency and e ready, by assignment, to assist in the following:
    1. Storehouse management and distribution. (see attached responsibility list)
    2. Supply maintenance and distribution. (see attached responsibility list)
    3. Building use and maintenance.
    4. Other roles as determined by the Stake President.
  2. Staff the Command Center during the relief effort.
  3. Provide leadership and coordination in the housing and feeding of out of town crews if necessary.
  4. Help with building shelter coordination. (see attached responsibility list)
Other Stake Responsibilities:
  1. Obtain from each ward and branch copies of maps from the local meetinghouse to each ward member’s home showing directions. Maps will be provided/stored on CD and each ward will have a current copy along with the Stake.
  2. Develop and plan for the use of each building as a shelter for missionaries/members and to train annually ward representatives and Stake leaders to prepare for, direct and then oversee staging areas for disaster response, and the use of the buildings.
  3. Provide a power source and staffing of the Command Center including computer expertise and office supplies. (see attached responsibility list)
  4. Identify Stake Officials who have access to GPS tracking