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Emergency Management Board

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1. Establishment

The City of Grand Forks and the County of Grand Forks through a Joint Powers Agreement establish a combined emergency management agency.

2. Administration

The agency shall be managed by a board to be known as the Emergency Management Board. The Board shall consist of: a member of the County Commission, appointed by the County Commission; a member of the City Council, appointed by the City Council, and a representative of the public, whose appointment shall be jointly concurred with by the County Commission and the City Council.

3. Powers and Duties

  • To plan for and implement the establishment of the agency;

  • To plan for and implement the emergency management systems, including emergency mitigation, preparation, response and recovery functions and activities for all emergencies and disasters, whether natural or man-made;

  • To develop a plan for the administration and management of the Emergency Management Agency;

  • To establish and develop policies governing day to day operations of the agency;

  • To prepare an annual budget for approval by the City and County;

  • To employ an Emergency Manager and staff necessary to operate or manage the agency, subject to the limits of annual appropriations and authority approved by the City and County;

  • To enter into contracts for the purchase, lease and sale of equipment and/or services necessary to carry out its powers and duties, subject to the limits of annual appropriations and authority as approved by the City and County;

  • To plan for future needs of the City and County in relation to emergency services and Emergency Management and make appropriate recommendations to the City and County;

  • To assure that emergency operational plans are developed to effectively serve the citizens within the agency’s jurisdiction;

  • To submit an annual report of all functions, activities, and recommendations for consideration by the City and County;

  • To prepare and submit such grant applications for local, state, federal or other funding which may be available for the administration, operation and management of the Emergency Management program;
    Such other powers and duties as may be assigned from time to time by the City and County.

4. Members

  • Danny Weigel
    Grand Forks City Council Representative

  • Diane Knauf
    Grand Forks County Commission Representative

  • Joe Simon
    Representative of the Public
  • Michelle Rakoczy
    Representative of the Public
  • Heather Everson
    Representative of the Public

Site Protection through Observational Techniques (AWR-219)

  • Date: 02/27/2020 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 8 a.m. –  3 p.m. at Technology Accelerator building, 4201 James Ray Drive, Grand Forks. 

Emergency responders, security professionals, security support staff, and the public must work together to identify suspicious objects, substances, and people. This course trains public safety personnel to improve their observational techniques by using a four-step ongoing screening process that includes increasing protective awareness, identifying preoperational behaviors, evaluating, and taking action. Participants will use fictional scenarios to examine each step of the process.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to better recognize, communicate, and act upon suspicious behaviors that could indicate a terrorist attack.

 

Professional Disciplines: Law Enforcement, Public Safety Communications, Transportation Security, Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety Professionals

The target audience for the Direct Delivery version of this course is public safety personnel or other personnel who have extensive contact with the public.

This course is completely FREE of charge and N.D. Post approved for law enforcement officers.  You will need to bring your FEMA SID number with you to class. (https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID)

Contact me with any questions

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Jen Berger

Director of Emergency Management

Office of Emergency Management

Department of Public Safety

University of North Dakota

3851 Campus Road Stop 9031

Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-9031

O 701.777.3341

D 701.777.2030

C 701.330.4884

F 701.777.4132

jennifer.r.berger@UND.edu


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