Emergency Operations and Security


As a result of consolidation of the City and the Parish, and following the events of 9/11, the Administration identified a need for a Department that would be responsible for initiating, developing and coordinating all security and emergency management activities for Lafayette City/Parish Consolidated Government.

Duties of the Emergency Operations / Security Coordinator:

  • Homeland Security Coordinator for Lafayette Consolidated Government.
  • Volunteer Fireman coordinator and monitor.
  • Mosquito Control Program - Contract Monitor.
  • Operations Coordinator for declared and non-declared emergencies.
  • Overseer of radio user fee agreements.
  • Designated liaison from Lafayette Parish for the Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness, before, during and after a disaster.
  • Exercises supervisory discretions and authority of the CAOs’ office during matters of emergency operations and security.
  • Serves on the 911 Lafayette Parish Communications District Board.
  • Researches, analyzes, and conducts studies of resources in both the private and public sector as to needs to cope with any and all emergencies.
  • Author of the first Hurricane Handbook for Lafayette Parish.
  • Assists Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in disaster planning and evacuation preparation procedures.
  • Conducts and participates in exercises by the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in testing of the Emergency Operations Plan for Lafayette Parish.
  • Serves on the Critical Needs committee for the Homeland Security grant program.
  • Participates in exercises for the Airport Disaster Plan Exercises.
  • Conducts meetings and advises local officials as to techniques for organizing to carry out emergency operations, as well as planning, to meet pre-disaster and post disaster situations.
  • Develops and coordinates educational programs for schools as they pertain to mosquito related diseases, security procedures and evacuations plans.
  • Supervises and coordinates the Special Needs Shelter with the Department of Health and Hospitals during activations of that shelter during a hurricane.
  • Coordinates and assists the Department of Health and Hospitals in regards plans and locations for a possible chemical or biological attack.
  • Develops security plans for all Lafayette Consolidated Government personnel, buildings, equipment and real property.
  • Conducts evaluations and makes recommendations to Administration for large festival type events.
  • Serves as official liaison between departmental directors, other agencies, personnel and the general public.
  • Develops and implements grant programs for security and emergency programs.
  • Provides technical assistance in the Parish-wide emergency response program.
  • Coordinates the emergency staff program and supervises volunteers during and emergency.
  • Applies for disaster recovery monies from State and Federal agencies.

 

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