Brighton Emergency Management Coordinator Stephanie Hackett recently deployed to Florida over the weekend to assist with emergency operations support efforts related to Hurricane Irma. The Colorado Division of HomelandSecurity and Emergency Management (DHSEM) deployed 24 emergency managementprofessionals from across the state to Florida. The 24 individuals willbreak into four teams to provide emergency operations center (EOC) support tocounties throughout the state of Florida as part of an Emergency ManagementAssistance Compact (EMAC) request for Hurricane Irma.
EMAC, the Emergency Management Assistance Compactis an all hazards - all disciplines mutual aid compact that serves as thecornerstone of the nation's mutual aid system. EMAC is the first nationaldisaster–relief compact since the Civil Defense and Disaster Compact of 1950 tobe ratified by the U.S. Congress. Since ratification and signing into law in1996 (Public Law 104-321), 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico,Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have enacted legislation to become EMACmembers.
Hackettis part of a team providing support to local emergency operations centersworking response and recovery operations in Miami-Dade County.
As Emergency Management Coordinator for Brighton, Hackett serves both the City of Brighton and Brighton Fire Rescue District in managing progressive and proactive emergency response management programs in the event of a naturalor man-made disaster.
The City of Brighton and Brighton Fire Rescue District are pleased tobe able to contribute to the recovery and support efforts in Florida.