Collaboration between emergency management practitioners, organizational & community leaders, & government officials is supported in order to fully understand & assess the needs of their respective communities & determine the best ways to organize & strengthen their assets, capacities, and interests.
The Fire Chiefs Council is the executive organization of the County Firefighters Association and is comprised of the jurisdictional Fire Chiefs within the county. Together, meeting with other public safety representatives, they set common policy, programs, and training initiatives within the county. These initiatives save taxpayers money and enhance local response capabilities.
Some of these programs include: Mass Casualty Response Protocol, Automatic Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS), Fire & EMS Data Reporting System (ImageTrend), Fire & EMS Training Portal & System (Target Solutions), Response Alert/Tracking System (I Am Responding), Common response protocols & procedures (various).
EMSAC is comprised of the jurisdictional EMS Service Directors within the county as well as representation from Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital and CHI Mercy Hospital.
Together, they focus on field delivery of emergency medical services provided by our ambulances across the county. They forge the establishment of common treatment protocols, training initiatives, and implement changes in the field of EMS as approved by the medical directors for the county.
The County EMS CQI Committee consists of EMS responders of all certification levels within county; appointed by their respective agency.
The County Medical Directors are also represented on this committee.
Together, they evaluate field responses and review injury and illness trends in effort to continuously improve the quality of service and treatment available to residents in the pre-hospital emergency setting.
This committee of the Firefighters Association works to develop and deliver training priorities of the Fire Chiefs Council, EMSAC, and the CQI Committee to achieve the goals and objectives of the Association.
The training committee schedules monthly training that is typically offered free of charge to members of Pottawattamie County Fire Departments and partner organizations.
The Pottawattamie County Community Foundation established an Unmet Needs Disaster Recovery Committee in 2019 in response to the flood disaster.
This committee fills a funding & steering committee gap as the primary resource within the county to help address disaster victim needs that cannot be fully addresses by traditional assistance programs (i.e., Red Cross, Iowa HHS, FEMA, etc.).
EMA participates in this committee to provide the link to disaster intelligence & strategic planning when addressing identified community needs in disaster recovery.
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The Pottawattamie County Human Services Advisory Council created a standing Disaster Committee in 2019 in response to the flood disaster impacting the region.
Member organizations of HSAC are consistent with disaster organizations that focus on human services needs in the aftermath of disaster, commonly referred to as Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD).
EMA participates in their standing disaster committee to provide a link between the service organizations & the traditional disaster response community in a joint effort to provide a higher level of assistance to those impacted by catastrophic events.
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The Iowa Emergency Management Association is a professional society of local Emergency Management professionals united for the purpose of mitigating, preparing, responding and recovering from the effects of man-made and natural hazards in order to preserve life and protect property for the citizens of our communities and the State of Iowa.
EMA currently serves on the Associations Executive Committee and Chair of the Association's District 4. District 4 consists of the Emergency Managers from the counties of Harrison, Shelby, Audubon, Guthrie, Pottawattamie, Cass, Adair, Madison, Mills, Montgomery, Adams, Union, Clarke, Fremont, Page, Taylor, Ringgold & Decatur.
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The Southwest Iowa Preparedness Partners is a coalition of Public Health, Hospital, Emergency Medical Services, & Emergency Management organizations from the counties of Crawford, Harrison, Shelby, Audubon, Pottawattamie, Cass, Mills, Montgomery, Adams, Fremont, Page & Taylor.
This healthcare coalition works to create & implement common healthcare preparedness system development enhancements related to public health/healthcare system emergencies.
Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency
Proudly serving Pottawattamie County and the communities of Avoca, Carson, Carter Lake, Council Bluffs, Crescent, Hancock, McClelland, Macedonia, Minden, Neola, Oakland, Treynor, Underwood, and Walnut.
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