Full Title Name:  State of Vermont Emergency Operations Plan, Appendix III, State Support Function #11

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Country of Origin:  United States Citation:  Appendix III, SSF #11 Last Checked:  November, 2016 Last Date Amended:  2016
Summary: The Vermont State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP) is the basis for the Vermont emergency management system. The Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) is the primary state agency. The Base Plan includes language for an "incident management and disaster response teams include Domestic Animal and Wildlife Emergency Response." The State Support Functions (SSFs) number 11 listed in Appendix III deals with animals, but with a focus more on eradication of zoonotic outbreaks.
Documents:  PDF icon Vermont Appendix III SSF 11.pdf (58.01 KB) PDF icon Vermont Emergency Operations Base Plan.pdf (684.7 KB)

Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is the state agency responsible for implementing the state's emergency management plan and system. The plans can be found on its website at http://demhs.vermont.gov/plans/state. The Base Plan indicates that "incident management and disaster response teams include Domestic Animal and Wildlife Emergency Response." In Appendix III, State Support Functions (SSFs) are listed. SSF #11 is entiled "Agriculture and Natural Resources" (page 6 of the pdf). According to that SSF:

The mission of this state support function is to provide the mechanism for coordination of state, local and private resources to control and to eradicate an outbreak of a highly contagious or economically devastating animal/zoonotic disease, highly infectious exotic plant disease, or economically devastating plant pest infestation in response to a significant emergency involving animals (livestock and companion), and plants in Vermont. Additionally, the SSF provides emergency support to farms in Vermont. It further provides for protection of natural and cultural resources and historic properties resources prior to, during, and/or after an incident in Vermont.

 

 

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