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Dallas County Community College District Emergency Support Function #11 – Agriculture and Natural Resources Annex
This Emergency Operations Plan Annex is hereby approved for the Dallas County Community College District. This plan annex is effective immediately and supersedes all previous editions.
District Emergency Manager
Mesquite, TX 75150
DCCCD Public Safety & Security
1601 South Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Texas Department of Agriculture
North Texas Regional Office (Region 2)
1720 Regal Row, Suite 118
Dallas, TX 75235
Texas Animal Health Commission
Sulphur Springs Region
1400 College Street, Suite 133
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services
Agriculture and Life Sciences Building
600 John Kimbrough Boulevard, Suite 509
College Station, TX 77843-7101
See Emergency Operations Plan, Authority.
The Emergency Support Function (ESF) annexes to the Emergency Operations Plan organize the applicable college District positions, departments, and outside support agencies into groups according to their roles in strategic response to a campus emergency or disaster. Outside agencies may include: governmental, non-governmental, private sector, and other volunteer resources. The ESF annex provides basic information on available internal and external departments and agencies that might be needed for an incident that affects Dallas County Community College District. Each ESF has at least one lead position or department within the District that will lead the specific response, one or more supporting departments within the District that will provide response support, and one or more external supporting departments from the surrounding communities, and neighboring jurisdictions.
ESFs will normally be activated at the direction of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Director in response to activation level 3 or greater emergencies as outlined in the EOP. Designated department and agency resources may be requested to respond or recover from emergency incidents that affect the District. Normally, the response and recovery actions will be coordinated from the EOC as Incident or Unified Command will use the resources at the incident scene.
The primary position/department/office(s) will normally be responsible for coordinating specific requirements associated with the emergency support function. Support position/department/office(s) may be contacted to provide expertise and assistance, as needed. Finally, external departments/agencies may be needed if internal resources are overwhelmed or where District capabilities do not exist (such as emergency medical or fire services.) In all cases, prior memorandums of understanding, mutual aid agreements, or funding issues would need to be addressed prior to requesting assistance.
The purpose of ESF 11 is to identify the internal and external departments responsible for agriculture and natural resources in an emergency. This ESF provides and coordinate resources (personnel, equipment, facilities, materials and supplies) to support agricultural needs during an emergency or disaster.
Emergency Support Function 11:
Dallas County Community College District is exposed to many hazards, all of which have the potential for disrupting the community, causing casualties, and damaging or destroying public or private property. Potential emergencies and disasters include both natural and human-caused incidents.
See the EOP Hazard Summary for the potential emergencies that may impact DCCCD.
The district DOES NOT operate its own agriculture and natural resources department and has minimal internal response capability for this ESF.
The District makes the following planning assumptions:
The emergency support function will primarily take action in the following phases: