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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 24, 2019
September 24, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #41


Subject
Memorandum of Agreement with Florida Division of Emergency Management for Statewide Emergency Notification System Renewal

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Steve Litschauer, Emergency Management Chief

Action Requested
Execute Memorandum of Agreement between the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Manatee County for use of a statewide alert and mass notification system.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 252.35(2)(a)6, Florida Statutes, requires the Division to establish a system of communications and warning to ensure that the state's population and emergency management agencies are warned of developing emergency situations and can communicate emergency response decisions.


Background Discussion
The Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, is requesting the Board execute a Memorandum of Agreement between the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Manatee County for the use of a statewide alert and mass notification system.

The Manatee County Attorney’s office reviewed the agreement and did not identify any legal concerns with the terms and conditions of the proposed agreement.  If the County intends to use the Florida alert and mass notification system in emergencies, the Agreement must be signed in the form proposed by the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management requires that the Manatee County Public Safety Department, Division of Emergency Management, enter into a No-Cost Memorandum of Agreement between the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Manatee County for the provision of a Statewide alert and mass notification system as required by Section 252.35(2)(a)6, Florida Statutes, which establishes a system of communications and warning to ensure that the state’s population and emergency management agencies are warned of developing emergency situations and can communicate emergency response decisions.

Manatee County would agree to the terms and conditions of the Florida State Division of Emergency Management’s contract with the Everbridge Inc. Core Platform and agrees to limited use of the system to include:

  1. Population protective actions such as evacuation orders, shelter in place warnings, boil water notices and similar actions.
  2. Emergency preparedness and response information such as the availability of sand bag stations, notification of the disruption of municipal services or commercial utilities, the establishment of emergency shelters, curfews and other law enforcement security measures.
  3. Disaster recovery information such as the locations of recovery centers and updates on debris clearance.
  4. Emergency preparedness exercises including operational tests of notification capability and the public notification of emergency management exercises within the county.
  5. Law Enforcement Searches for missing persons or manhunts for escaped convicts or suspects evading arrest.
  6. Automated weather warnings provided by the National Weather Service.
  7. Notification and recall of County employees and contractors that support the County’s Emergency Operations Center and the Public Safety response and recovery functions.
  8. Non-weather messages including civil danger warnings, civil emergency message, fire warnings, hazardous materials warnings and any other local nonweather emergencies that may occur.
Manatee County previously utilized a similar alerting program through the State that will be discontinued and replaced by the Everbridge Inc. Core Platform for the Statewide alert and mass notification system.

The agreement will become effective on the date of execution by the last-signing party and shall remain in effect for the duration of services provided under State contract DEM-D0003/RFQ-DEM-18-19-021, but no later than June 30, 2024.

Previous execution signed November 27, 2018, Agenda Item 57.


County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
Morris

Instructions to Board Records
Emergency Management staff will pick up the original signed document from Board Records. Please email Matthew Myers at matthew.myers@mymanatee.org when ready.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$0.00 001.0007001 Emergency Management

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$0.00


Attachment:  Everbridge MOA 2019.pdf
Attachment:  RLS Response Memo.pdf