On the ready! So many things happen behind the scenes as Emergency Management Pros continue to plan and coordinate in prep for the severe cold weather inbound to our area of responsibility (AOR).
Our rock solid partnership with the National Weather Service Chicago continues to shine as we share information to our partners as well as the general public. Incorporating additional info like the Frostbite vs Hypothermia fact sheet from CDC is a bonus as we look to temps falling into the mid -20s with the windchill to reach -50 to -60.
Yikes is right.
If all predictions are correct, the forecasted temperatures are historic lows.
Our staff is currently conducting a conference call with police, fire, public works, and emergency management agencies within #DuPageCounty to discuss the extreme cold weather event tonight through Thursday.
All hands working!
Also, thanks for the briefing Ricky from the NWS Chicago!
Communications is constantly brought up in most after action reviews (AARs) and improvement plans (IPs) after a disaster, emergency, or exercise. Agencies across the US have tons of money into comms, but we often find pros that don’t exercise with their equipment causing gaps in messaging and worse yet, sharing of information.
How do we solve that?
We use review basic principles and work through some challenging situations.
What may seem like a fairly easy situation, can easily turn into something more complex in a matter of minutes.