FEMA, Hawaii Civil Defense sign MOU
Photo Credit: Darrell Ames, United States Army, Pacific Joint Task Force Homeland Defense Public Affairs
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Regional Administrator Nancy Ward and Hawaii Civil Defense Director Major General Robert G. F. Lee stand at the podium in the Hawaii Civil Defense Media Center following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that formally adopts both Hawaii's All-Hazards Concept Plan (CONPLAN) and Catastrophic Hurricane Operations Plan (OPLAN). The event took place Wednesday, Sep. 2nd in front of reporters, first responders, emergency managers and catastrophic planners at the local, State and Federal level. "These documents now form a foundation of additional plans that will guide federal and state agencies in responding to a host of challenges," said Ward. "The completion of these documents was possible only through the leadership and presence these organizations provided." The development and testing of the CONPLAN and OPLAN also represents an "emergency response first" following Hawaii's agreement to be the first state in the nation to engage in a joint planning exercise that fully employs the FEMA Integrated Planning System (IPS), which is scheduled to become a national template for joint federal/state and local disaster planning. (Official JTF-HD Photo by Mr. Darrell Ames)
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