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National Oil Spill Plan For Jamaica

Jamaica is located at the intersection of a number of sea-lanes via which Petroleum by means of oil tankers is transported from the Middle East to USA, and from Central and South America. Consequently, there is the risk of Jamaica's marine ecosystem and human welfare being threatened by spills resulting from accidents involving these vessels.



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National Fire Management Plan For Jamaica

The goal of the National Fire Management plan is provide the framework for institutions, government NGO’s to meet the threat, which major fires may pose to various sectors of society. The plan outlines strategies, which will provide a coordinated effort to response, preparedness, and mitigation strategies.



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Date17/12/2008 @ 06:25
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National Earthquake Respone Plan For Jamaica

This plan outlines the intended actions to be taken by the Government of Jamaica in response to a damaging earthquake. This is the second draft document, which is termed “interim “ pending complete implementation of required capabilities by all agencies affected by the plan.



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Date17/12/2008 @ 06:20
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NATIONAL DISASTER ACTION PLAN FOR JAMAICA-PART 5

ABBREVIATIONS

AAJ          AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF JAMAICA

CCP         CASUALTY COLLECTION POINT
CDERA    CARIBBEAN DISASTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCY
CDRU      CARIBBEAN DISASTER RESPONSE UNIT
CMO        CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
CVSS       COUNCIL OF VOLUNTARY SOCIAL SERVICES

DHA         DIRECTORATE OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS
DHO         DISTRICT HEALTH OFFICERS



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NATIONAL DISASTER ACTION PLAN FOR JAMAICA-PART 4

The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is the designated administrative hub of disaster or emergency response mechanisms. The EOC is therefore the "nerve centre" of Disaster response and recovery services.The EOC Standing Operating Procedures are an integral part of Disaster Preparedness Plans. However the SOP’s have been designed to permit their use as a management manual for the Operations of the EOC. In that regard, information is included which is only of specific reference to those officials who will function at the EOC in an emergency or Disaster situation.



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NATIONAL DISASTER ACTION PLAN FOR JAMAICA-PART 3

HURRICANE SOPS

The Hurricane SOPs for the NEO includes the following:

  • A four (4) stage activation system
  • A phased system of activation
  • A systematic format to facilitate monitoring of all Agencies,
    Departments, Individuals and Voluntary organizations
  • Review and update of weather conditions through meteorological
    services and bilateral agreements
  • Decentralized administrative guidance from the ODPEM up to 12
    hours before impact
  • Full administrative transfer to the NEOC from the office of the Prime
    Minister


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Date17/12/2008 @ 05:40
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National Damage Assessment Plan for Jamaica

Damage assessment can be described as an inspection/investigation into the damage of either a specific facility and/or a particular area, to aid disaster managers in deciding on the type and amount of assistance required to restore a sense of normality to the affected area. The result of this inspection is to be recorded and assessed at the National and/or Parish levels by the appropriate agencies.



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Date17/12/2008 @ 05:28
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