The private sector owners and operators of the critical infrastructure along with multiple states and urban areas have agreed to continue to conduct annual drills and tabletop exercises along the i95 corridor focus on expediting power restoration and fleet movement efforts across state lines. CATEX 2013 produced significant operational outcomes and processes that helped with the recent snow/ice storms that impacted the East Coast during early 2014.
The Multistate Fleet Response Working Group was established in 2013 at the recommendation of the All Hazards Consortium as an independent entity managed by private sector representatives from multiple sectors. This Working Group responds to the 2013 NIPP (National Infrastructure Protection Plan) Call to Action #3: Empower Local and Regional Partnerships to Build Capacity Nationally and Call to Action #12: Learn and Adapt During and After Exercises and Incidents. The purpose of this Working Group is to support efforts and organizations that can help expedite the movement of private sector repair and supply line fleets and resources across multiple state borders and Canada in response to both major disasters and day-to-day disruptions in support of economic and community resilience.
- Integrate planning between government and the private sector
- Education & Training on key sector related issues
- Conduct joint drills and tabletop exercises to identify joint gaps, projects, plans, agreements
- Joint solution development to address operational issues via secured information sharing and pilot programs
- Improve business operations, resilience and reduce risk
- Promote community and economic resilience
The All Hazards Consortium (AHC) is a state sanctioned 501c3 non-profit organization focused on community and economic resilience issues on the East Coast of the United States. The All Hazards Consortium develops, manages, exercises, and maintains a national network of trusted, integrated relationships with private sector operators that are coordinated with the multi-state public sector disaster community including transportation, emergency management, homeland security, public safety/law enforcement and the governor’s office.
These relationships are developed in the public interest with a not for profit motivation.
Serving state/local governments and the infrastructure owners and operators in the private sector, the AHC provides an “enabling framework” which allows various stakeholders to come together on specific projects and issues, sometimes with competing or overlapping interests, to collaborate on common initiatives that result in unique benefits to each group.
The AHC helps governments work across geographic/agency boundaries with critical infrastructure owners and operators to get businesses back to business faster after an event.
Link: AHC Facts Sheet
Regional Catastrophic Planning Team (RCPT) Energy Dependencies Webinar Series May/June 2013
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