The SEOC is currently at level: 3
MESSAGE: For COVID-19 Response
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
Mr. Michael "Mike" Sutton was appointed as acting director of the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM) within the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs on December 11, 2017. He was appointed Deputy Director on June 5, 2015.
Mr. Sutton started his career with the State of Alaska in November of 2005. Mike was the Exercise Program manager in the DHS&EM Preparedness Branch where he planned, coordinated, executed and evaluated the largest homeland security exercise in Alaska's history - Alaska Shield 07.
Following a highly successful exercise and after more than 28 years of public service, Mr. Sutton ventured into the private sector and started his own business. As president of Alaska's leading veteran-owned emergency management consulting firm, he won contracts for developing an Emergency Operations Plan for the National Science Foundation's Antarctic outpost at McMurdo Station, writing the Alaska Catastrophic Response Plan for FEMA Region X, creating the first Regional Tribal Response Plan for FEMA, and updating emergency operations plans for dozens of Alaska's borough's and communities.
Mr. Sutton retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2005 after 25 years of service with over 2,400 hours in the F-4E and RC-135 aircraft.
Mr. Sutton holds a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree from Texas A&M University graduating in 1978, and completed post-graduate work in Leadership, Management, and Cultural Diversity. Mr. Sutton is a Distinguished Graduate of Squadron Officer's School, completed Air Command and Staff College, and is a graduate of Armed Forces Staff College.
Mike is an avid outdoorsman and can be found on most weekends with his wife Alisha on one of Alaska's many hiking trails or on their boat out in Prince William Sound. They have 3 grown children and live in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Army Guard Road,
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