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Homeland Security & Emergency Management Department

Mark Schouten, Administrator

Mission Statement:
Lead, coordinate and support homeland security and emergency management functions in order to establish sustainable communities and ensure economic opportunities for Iowa and its citizens.

Economic impact on State and local communities
Security and preparedness
Training and coordination
Counties meeting exercise requirements

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Economic Impact.

 

Data Source: Homeland Security/ Emergency Management Division

 

Updated 10/06/2016

Impact on the State and local communities

HSEMD 2016 Impact Report

Federal funding into the State of Iowa is vital to Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division's (HSEMD) operations and programs. They fund a major portion of the planning, training and exercise programs, major equipment procurements, day-to-day operations, and local emergency management response capability. They have tremendous economic impact to the State of Iowa and local communities.

Why this is important:
Federal funding support is directly related to our state-wide homeland security and emergency management training and readiness. Iowa's energetic initiatives and high levels of readiness will continue to attract federal funding for our prevention, protection, preparedness, response and recovery efforts.


What we're doing about this:
Our goal is to bring federal dollars to the State of Iowa that will in turn nurture the state's economy. We are committed to maintaining and improving Iowa's ability to respond to and recover from disasters and terrorist attacks.

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Highlighted Measure:

Security and Preparedness.

 

Data Source: Homeland Security/ Emergency Management Division

 

Updated 10/06/2016

 

The State of Iowa is well situated to deal with disasters and emergencies.

HSEMD 2016 Strength in Preparedness

HSEMD provides a coordinated effort, involving local, state, and federal government agencies as well as supporting volunteer organizations and businesses to provide an integrated emergency management framework to assist Iowa's communities and citizens to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or reduce the effects of natural, man-made, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters.

Why this is important:
HSEMD's mission, goals and objectives are inextricably tied together in making Iowans and their communities safe and sustainable through a sound program of homeland security and emergency management that serves to protect life and property and preserve the peace, order, and public safety.


What we're doing about this:
HSEMD routinely conducts planning sessions, coordinates training exercises, and fosters relationships to enhance the State of Iowa's response, at the state and local levels, to disasters and emergencies that could affect the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens and way of life. Federal and state funding at all levels is vital to successful fulfillment of these programs. Quality planning, training and exercise programs and preparedness are essential to achieving our goals.

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Highlighted Measure:

Training and Coordination.

 

Data Source: Homeland Security/ Emergency Management Division

 

Updated 10/06/2016

Homeland Security and Emergency Management's Accomplishments

HSEMD 2016 Accomplishments

HSEMD is the coordinating body for homeland security and emergency management activities across the State. In addition to the Division, the Administrator relies on state and local-level advisory bodies, executive-level state policy makers, state and local agency points of contact, local first responders, regional representatives, and other community organizations and representative bodies for information to assist in the process improvement and decision-making process.

Why this is important:
Training, coordination and partnerships among the many governmental agencies, communities, business, and volunteer organizations strengthens the State of Iowa's ability to cope with disaster and emergency situations.


What we're doing about this:
HSEMD routinely conducts training sessions and coordinates training exercises to enhance the State of Iowa's response to disasters and emergencies that could affect the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens and way of life. Quality training programs and preparedness help to build and expand response capabilities and capacities that are essential to the achievement of our goals.

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Highlighted Measure:

Counties Meeting Exercise Requirements.

 

Data Source: Homeland Security/ Emergency Management Division

 

Updated 10/06/2016

Graph - Counties Meeting Exercise Requirements

Why this is important:
The information needed to improve the emergency plans is obtained when the plans are tested through exercises. These exercises are completed with funding provided by the federal government under the Emergency Management Performance Grant program to the county. Under the grant agreements, counties are required to perform the exercises based on the federal fiscal year. Although this exercise requirement is based on the federal fiscal year, the results as shown here are for the current state fiscal year. this means that on October 1st of each year, 0% of the counties meet the requirements. Historically, the counties conduct the majority of exercises during the third and fourth quarters of the federal fiscal year.


What we're doing about this:
HSEMD with State and federal funding, and with staff assistance, is helping local governments with their exercises to help them improve their emergency plans and to be prepared in case of an emergency or disaster.

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