The SEOC is currently at level: 1
Successful management of a disaster begins at the local level. When a community is prepared to deal with a disaster the impact can be minimized and lives may be saved. One key to community preparedness is a community emergency plan that defines how the community will manage disasters. The plan should include local, regional, and state resources that support local response.
The Small Community Emergency Response Plan (SCERP) is a new, exciting approach to emergency management for small communities. SCERP is a customized flip book with essential, community-specific information for responding to a disaster. For additional information or questions please call DHS&EM SCERP Planning Team toll-free at 1-800-478-2337 or 1-907-428-7000.
Communities which have completed a SCERP
Requests for information and questions can also be directed to DHS&EM SCERP Planning Team via e-mail at General Planning Point of Contact.
1. Establish a Community Planning Team.
2. Download the SCERP Toolkit below.
3. Fill in the SCERP Toolkit with your planning team
4. Email or Mail the SCERP Toolkit to DHS&EM SCERP Team (DHS&EM will develop your customized SCERP plan and send it to you).
5. Use your SCERP to run community disaster response exercises. Coordinate with DHS&EM for assistance with this.
6. Update SCERP annually with Local Planning Team and DHS&EM SCERP Team
Creating a Community Planning Team
Definition – A community with an established government and is legally incorporated. This may be a city government, tribal government, or both, with legal power to make decisions and use resources.
Incorporated SCERP Toolkit: Word | PDF
Definition – A community which has no governing body with legal authority.
Unincorporated SCERP Toolkit: Word | PDF
Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Bryan began his career in emergency management in 1995 with the Alaska Division of Emergency Services. Since that time he has served in numerous roles, including emergency communications technician, microcomputer/network specialist, information management, alert, and warning systems coordinator, information technology manager, Chief of Preparedness, and Chief of Operations.
In his role as Chief of Operations, Bryan serves as the State Incident Commander for disaster response operations, and is responsible for overseeing the Alaska State Emergency Operations Center. He has also served as State Coordinating Officer on multiple federally declared disasters, assisting survivors and communities with recovering from disasters.
As a communications specialist he has deployed to support multiple interagency operations, including oil spill response (1996 M/V Banasea, western Aleutians, 1997 M/V Kuroshima, Dutch Harbor), wildland fires (1996 Millers Reach #2), and numerous Search and Rescue cases.
Bryan’s day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing all emergency management aspects of the Division, including Planning, Preparedness, Disaster Assistance, and Response.
Prior to his employment with the State of Alaska, Bryan served as a communications specialist and fire support specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the Wyoming and Alaska Army National Guards. He currently resides with his wife Tracy and four children in Eagle River, Alaska.
(Current as of April 2021)
Army Guard Road,
JBER, AK 99505