What is your role during a disaster or in preparedness/planning?
I serve as the lead emergency response specialist for Amtrak in Northern California, Nevada, Utah & Colorado. I am the P.O.C. for regional internal & external stakeholders for all aspects of Amtrak's emergency preparedness, response, & continuity of operations plans & programs for the assigned area.
During emergencies: Plans & coordinates emergency response team activities with HQ & senior management.
I am responsible for coordinating compliance with requirements of 49 CFR 239.101.
During normal operations:
Evaluates effects of emerging trends & developments on national & regional emergency management & homeland security programs, & recommends appropriate policy & procedural changes.
Coordinates the maintenance of divisional emergency, COOP & Station Action Plans, policies, procedures, relating to response, recovery, evacuation, & continuity of operations within the assigned division.
Conducts Amtrak after action debriefs related to Amtrak incidents & exercises, & assist in the annual review of Passenger Train Emergency Reponse (PTER) plans as required by 49 CFR Part 239.