Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security
The Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security Committee has two primary responsibilities; coordinate the public and private sector outreach and exchange of information to better prepare the NoVA post members and the local communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster or emergency; and keep NoVA post members updated on the current state of homeland security and homeland defense.
The NoVA post places an emphasis on Whole Community Resiliency recognizing that local and federal government resources and capabilities must work conjunction with the private sector and non-profits to ensure the safety, security, and well-being of the citizens. The NoVA post members expertise in infrastructure protection, emergency management, and mission critical operations can be used to mitigate the potential disruption and economic loses to the local communities by ensuring businesses, government, and critical services are maintained and restored quickly.
The NoVA post has played a critical role in the development of, and as an active member of the Northern Virginia Emergency Response System (www.NVERS.org). NVERS mission is to provide a system that supports joint, integrated, and interdisciplinary regional strategic planning, priority setting, policy-making, operations, logistics, communications, and administration in support of first responders in the 25 cities, counties and towns in Northern Virginia.
The NoVA post also hosts a yearly special event bringing both government and private sector speakers to provide a state-of-the-practice update on homeland security and homeland defense issues.
Post Readiness and Homeland Security Committee
Michael Chipley, PhD, Committee Chair, The PMC Group LLC
Free Incident Command System (ICS) Training