Town of Victor, NY
Ontario County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Victor 3-24-2008 by L.L. No. 2-2008.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 100, Emergency Preparedness Plan, adopted 9-12-1994 by L.L. No. 7-1994.
The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) of the Town and Village of Victor, New York is hereby in accordance with Article 2-B New York of State Executive Law and the New York State Defense Emergency Act and pursuant to the authority of the Municipal Home Rule Law § 10.
The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan of the Town and Village of Victor, New York has been developed to serve as the method by which the Town and Village of Victor, New York shall prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from significant emergency incidents. The plan shall be consistent with the Ontario County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. To facilitate relevancy and privacy, the format of the plan relies heavily on confidential independent materials.
A. 
All emergency incidents occurring within the Town or Village of Victor shall be managed by implementing the National Incident Management System (NIMS). First arriving emergency personnel shall establish a command post and initiate appropriate scene stability, containment, and mitigation actions. In the event the emergency is beyond the first arriving emergency personnel's ability to control, the Incident Commander is authorized to request additional resources.
B. 
In the event the emergency is deemed likely to have a major impact on the local population, the Victor Emergency Operation Center (EOC) shall be staffed. (See Victor Emergency Operation Center activation protocols).
C. 
In accordance with the Ontario County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, in the event the emergency is beyond the local municipalities' ability to handle, the Ontario County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan shall be activated. The Ontario County Office of Emergency Management will serve as a resource to the Victor Emergency Operation Center staff, but will not assume a command role.
D. 
Additional resources from the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may be obtained through the Ontario County Emergency Management Office.
A. 
A Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Advisory Board shall be appointed annually by the Town and Village Boards. The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Advisory Board shall consist of the following:
[Amended 11-23-2015 by L.L. No. 13-2015]
(1) 
Emergency Manager.
(2) 
Deputy Emergency Manager.
(3) 
Town Board representative.
(4) 
Village Board representative.
(5) 
Town Highway/Water representative.
(6) 
Village DPW representative.
(7) 
Village Clerk representative.
(8) 
Recording secretary.
B. 
The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Advisory Board shall be responsible for:
(1) 
Annual review of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.
(2) 
Recommending changes to the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.
(3) 
Developing reference documents to the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.
(4) 
Conducting post-incident review and reports.
C. 
The Emergency Manager shall be appointed by the Town and Village Boards to oversee the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. The Emergency Manager shall be responsible for:
(1) 
Serving as the Chairman of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Advisory Board.
(2) 
Overseeing the operation of the Emergency Operation Center.
(3) 
Overseeing required personnel training.
(4) 
Conducting periodic drills.
(5) 
Conducting community education programs.
D. 
The Deputy Emergency Manager shall be a resident of the Village and shall be appointed by the Town and Village Boards to assist the Emergency Manager in carrying out his duties, and shall act in the stead of the Emergency Manager in the event the Emergency Manager is unavailable.
[Added 11-23-2015 by L.L. No. 13-2015[1]]
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Editor's Note: This local law also provided for the redesignation of Former Subsections D through G as Subsections E through H, respectively.
E. 
The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Advisory Board shall meet at least quarterly.
F. 
The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan shall be reviewed on an annual basis. The review shall be conducted in the fourth quarter of the year with the intent to modify the plan if needed by January of the following year. This review shall include:
(1) 
Local incidents where the plan was enacted or potentially could have been enacted.
(2) 
Key national incidents where emergency management was activated.
(3) 
Review of national security issues.
(4) 
Evaluation of drills.
G. 
Minimum training standards are established as follows:
(1) 
Town employees. Part-time employees that may be involved in emergency response and all full-time employees shall maintain National Incident Management System (NIMS) certification in the following key courses:
(a) 
NIMS 100.
(b) 
NIMS 700.
(c) 
Annual local CEMP refresher training.
(d) 
In addition, Town employees shall maintain compliance with Ontario County training standards.
(2) 
Village employees. Part-time employees that may be involved in emergency response and all full-time employees shall maintain National Incident Management System (NIMS) certification in the following key courses.
(a) 
NIMS 100.
(b) 
NIMS 700.
(c) 
Annual local CEMP refresher training.
(d) 
In addition, Village employees shall maintain compliance with Ontario County training standards.
(3) 
Responders. All emergency agencies, including the Victor Fire Department, Fishers Fire Department, Victor Farmington Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Ontario County Sheriff's Office, New York State Police, and the American Red Cross, shall be responsible for establishing and maintaining training standards that meet the (NIMS) requirements for their operational field.
H. 
Periodic drills and exercises shall be conducted to provide hands-on training for responding agencies and employees. The drills will also be used as a means to evaluate the effectiveness of the CEMP. At a minimum, one Town drill and one Village drill shall be conducted annually. The drills will include participation from emergency responders and government officials and employees as applicable. In addition, the Town and Village shall participate in appropriate county drills.
A. 
911 call reception. The Ontario County 911 System is expected to operate normally through most emergencies. During high call periods the center will increase staffing to accommodate the anticipated volume of calls. In the event the 911 system fails, or the phone system in Victor fails, the three fire stations and the VFVAC headquarters shall serve as emergency call reception centers.
B. 
Emergency service call reception. During periods of 911 failure, each fire station and the VFVAC headquarters building shall serve as an emergency call reception center. Each emergency call reception center shall maintain a dispatcher at the watch desk to receive walk-in reports from the public for the duration of the 911 failure. Request for interagency service may be made to the Ontario County dispatcher via the Ontario County primary fire frequency 46.42 or primary EMS frequency 155.355. Each emergency call reception center shall be responsible for staff scheduling and accommodations throughout the emergency.
C. 
Town or Village call reception. It should be anticipated that the public may stop at the Town or Village Hall to report an emergency. The clerical staff shall be prepared to receive requests and to transfer the information to the appropriate authorities during normal business hours.
Pre-incident community education is critical to an effective emergency response. The community shall be encouraged to learn about their role in an emergency through the following methods:
A. 
Articles posted in the Community Newsletter.
B. 
Articles posted on the Victor Web page.
C. 
Flyers and brochures made available at the Town and Village Halls.
D. 
Programs conducted throughout the community.
In the event of an emergency warranting immediate community or neighborhood warning, any or all of the following methods may be used:
A. 
Door-to-door notification conducted by emergency personnel.
B. 
Reverse 911 notification conducted by the 911 Center.
C. 
Media notification resulting in emergency bulletins.
The Town and Village of Victor have taken part in the Ontario County Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazard Mitigation Program. This is an ongoing program and is intended to address areas of key concern throughout Ontario County. In addition to continued participation in the Ontario County Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazard Mitigation Program, the Town and Village of Victor shall initiate an in-depth mitigation evaluation program focusing on the following key points of analysis.
A. 
Hazard analysis. The hazard analysis shall identify physical hazards that are inherent due to geological or geographical features.
B. 
Vulnerability analysis. The vulnerability analysis shall identify areas of vulnerability due to size, use or location.
C. 
Emergency response capability analysis. The emergency response capability analysis is intended to confirm the residents of the Town and Village of Victor are receiving the very best emergency services possible for a municipality of our size. The analysis shall review key emergency response organizations operating in the Town and Village of Victor.
D. 
Municipal response analysis. The municipal response analysis shall be conducted to determine the ability of the Town and Village of Victor's governmental departments to respond to emergencies.
E. 
Report. At the conclusion of the mitigation evaluation, a report shall be written and submitted to the Victor Town Board and Victor Village Board for consideration.
F. 
Employ reasonable mitigation measures. As the analysis are completed, the Town and Village of Victor shall endeavor to take appropriate and reasonable measures to mitigate known issues. In some instances, long term planning and budgeting may be required to address some issues.
A. 
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) shall be utilized for all emergency responses. The National Incident Management System may also be used for planned events and routine management of ongoing issues and projects.
B. 
Incident Command System. First arriving emergency personnel shall initiate the Incident Command System as required by (NIMS) and in accordance with department procedures.
A. 
Law enforcement shall respond as appropriate to the incident or on request of the Incident Commander. Law enforcement shall act within the normal scope of duty under the direction of the Incident Commander.
B. 
Fire service shall respond as appropriate to the incident or on request of the Incident Commander. The fire service shall act within the normal scope of duty under the direction of the Incident Commander.
C. 
Emergency medical shall respond as appropriate to the incident or on request of the Incident Commander. The emergency medical service shall act within the normal scope of duty under the direction of the Incident Commander.
D. 
Government agencies shall respond as appropriate to the incident. Response shall be by request through the administration of the Emergency Operation Center.
The purpose of the local Emergency Operation Center (EOC) is to facilitate coordination of all responders to a large-scale emergency incident. The EOC shall serve as a resource to the on-scene Incident Commander.
A. 
Activation. The Emergency Operation Center shall be activated in accordance with the scope of the incident. There shall be the following levels of activation:
(1) 
Level 0 - Emergency Manager watch. A Level 0 activation may be activated when community conditions are anticipated to become abnormal. This may be due to weather events, planned events, or increased terrorism threat. The Emergency Manager shall evaluate conditions and advise appropriate key personnel of escalating conditions and increase the Emergency Operation Center activation level as warranted.
(2) 
Level 1 - Emergency Manager response. A Level 1 response shall be initiated when a minor incident occurs whereby the requesting agency needs limited support from the Town or Village. The Emergency Manager shall serve as the liaison between the requesting agency and the responding municipal department.
(3) 
Level 2 - Limited response. A Level 2 response shall be initiated for intrajurisdictional incidents where the Incident Commander has identified the incident is or has the potential to:
(a) 
Require a partial community evacuation.
(b) 
Adversely effects a large portion of the community.
(c) 
Requires additional resources not readily available.
(4) 
Level 3 - Full response. A Level 3 response shall be initiated when the scope of the incident has been determined to be of a significant nature requiring an extended recovery period and multiple response agencies. An incident of this magnitude may require activation of the Ontario County Emergency Operation Center.
B. 
Staffing. Staffing shall be appropriate for the level of incident and may be increased or decreased as the incident warrants. Initial staffing shall be notified per the Emergency Operation Center Plan 506.1.
C. 
Incident action plan. The Emergency Operation Center staff shall be responsible for developing, and executing an incident action plan. The incident action plan shall serve as the plan by which the incident is administrated.
D. 
Deactivation. The Emergency Operation Center shall be deactivated in accordance with the fulfillment of the incident action plan.
At all times, the Town Supervisor and Village Mayor shall remain in control of civil government. In the absence of the Town Supervisor or Village Mayor, the next available person in the line of succession shall take charge of the local government.
The Town Supervisor or acting Supervisor and the Village Mayor or acting Mayor may, as the incident warrants, issue a local state of emergency declaration that shall read as follows:
A State of Emergency is hereby declared in ______________________ for a period of time beginning at __________________ hours on the date of _______________ and continuing in effect for a period not to exceed five days and ending at __________ hours on the date of _________. The State of Emergency has been declared due to emergency conditions produced by _______________________________________________. Such conditions threaten or imperil the public safety of the citizens of _______________. As Chief Executive of _____________________, I, _____________________________, have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law Article 2-B to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community. I hereby direct the Department (s) of _____________________________ to take whatever steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure and other such emergency assistance as deemed necessary.
Signed:
Title:
Date:
The recovery phase of an incident is the process of restoring normalcy to the community. This is accomplished through three primary phases: damage assessment, short-term recovery, and long-term recovery. A significant incident may require a multifaceted, cooperative effort, including both public and private sectors of the community. Assistance may be available from county, state and federal resources.
A. 
Damage assessment. Damage assessment is the process of initially determining the level of damage. Damage assessment shall be conducted in accordance with the damage assessment plan.
B. 
Short-term recovery. Short-term recovery is the process of initially restoring critical infrastructure to the affected area. Short-term recovery shall be conducted in accordance with the recovery plan.
C. 
Long-term recovery. Long-term recovery is the processes of rebuilding the affected area to pre-incident normalcy. Long-term recovery shall be conducted in accordance with the recovery plan.