The East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP) strives to offer comprehensive, continuous, and specialized training for our stakeholders in order to enhance our community resiliency and protect the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens against all hazards.
East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Management administers a training program under direct coordination with the State of Louisiana to include all corresponding jurisdiction government offices along with private sector and volunteer organizations operating within East Baton Rouge Parish. The training program identifies threats, hazards, and risks along with other internal and external factors to influence the preparedness priorities and outline preparedness activities.
The below capabilities were identified for the 2023-2024 calendar year:
1. Planning – Ensure all East Baton Rouge Parish emergency management related plans take a whole community approach and are compliant with local, state, and federal guidelines.
2. Operational Coordination — Ensure East Baton Rouge Parish’s capacity for timely communications in support of security, situational awareness, and operations by any and all means available, among and between affected communities in the impact area and all response forces.
3. Economic Recovery – Continue to identify post disaster Parish recovery needs in order to enhance community resilience and coordinate recovery planning with stakeholders.
4. Cybersecurity — Increase East Baton Rouge Parish’s ability to respond to and mitigate the effects of a cyber-attack causing a disruption of government services.
5. Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services — Increase East Baton Rouge Parish’s capacity to provide lifesaving medical treatment via Emergency Medical Services and related operations and avoid additional disease and injury by providing targeted public health, medical, and behavioral health support, and products to all affected populations.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Training
FEMA Student Identification (SID) number is a unique number generated and assigned to anyone enrolled in FEMA training courses. A FEMA SID uniquely identifies students to serve as a personal identification number instead of the student's Social Security Number (SSN) in support of FEMA’s effort to decrease/cease the use of SSN for identifying and tracking individuals. A FEMA SID is required to register for and participate in any training provided by FEMA. All FEMA training providers’ registration systems and enrollment procedures require a valid FEMA SID.
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
NIMS guides all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector to work together to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from incidents. NIMS provides stakeholders across the whole community with the shared vocabulary, systems and processes to successfully deliver the capabilities described in the National Preparedness System. NIMS defines operational systems that guide how personnel work together during incidents.
Incident Command System (ICS)
The Incident Command System (ICS) is a component of NIMS and is a standardized approach to the command, control, and coordination of emergency response providing a common hierarchy within which responders from multiple agencies can be effective.