Duties Specific to a Hurricane
The mission of the “Coordination Airport” during a hurricane is to support and provide coordination for affected airports as it relates to SEADOG support. While these roles are specific to hurricane coordination, a modified coordination effort can be applied based on the relevant disaster. The roles related to other disasters will be incorporated into the role of the Coor airport.
- Coordination of the Coor Airports is to ensure that there is a unified support structure to aid affected airports during a disaster.
- Establish bridgeline calls and coordinate times (Recommended twice daily).
- Coordinate with Southern Region of FAA.
- Coordinate with DFW Assessment Team.
- Coordinate with DFW ARFF Team.
- Establish a gateway airport for logistical purposes.
- Coordinate with SAT on Law Enforcement/LEO response.
- Coordinate with EMAC Emergency Management Specialist.
- Ensure web site is maintained and accurate.
- Deploy initial and relief recovery teams.
- Selection of Coor Airport based on distance from the storm.
- Coordinate with FAA Southern Region for use of the bridge line at least 72 hours prior to landfall. (Contact Joe Washington with FAA)
- Coordinate with DFW Assessment Team. (Contact Todd Haines
- Coordinate with DFW ARFF Coordinator. (Contact Brian McKinney)
- Coordinate with SAT Security Coordinator. (Contact Nathaniel Polsgrove)
- Coordinate with FAA to identify airports in the path of the storm for FAA status reports. (Joe Washington)
- Select an Emergency Management specialist from the SEADOG/WESTDOG Coor airports to act as EMAC Coordinator. (Tom Draper/Terry Cravens)
- Ensure there is a hurricane tracker on the bridgeline call. (Tom Draper at MCO)
- Develop a list of recovery teams for deployment to the affected airport(s).
- Recovery teams must be self-sufficient
- Account for all recovery activities and document level of assistance
- Recovery teams should be deployed for no more than 5-6 days.
- Develop a list of supplementary recovery teams for deployment to affected airport(s).
- Coordinate with the Assessment Team to determine the required disciplines.
- Ensure affected airports are submitting status reports to the FAA twice a day.
- Ensure affected airport is submitting request for mission numbers to local emergency management.
- Communication with the assessment team/ recovery teams will be affected. Develop alternative means of communication such as satellite phones, email or ham radio operator.
- Develop resources required by affected airport(s) and post to SEADOG website. (Contact Joe Job SAV)
- Coordinate logistical supplies to a gateway airport near the affected airport(s).