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Excessive Heat Watch issued in Pocatello & Chubbuck

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat watch in Pocatello and Chubbuck, as well as other parts of southeast Idaho, with temperatures reaching above 100 degrees Wednesday through Saturday.

The Bannock County Office of Emergency Management is urging people to take precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses.

  • Stay hydrated
  • Stay in air-conditioned spaces and out of the sun
  • Do not leave children or animals in unattended vehicles
  • Take breaks and use a buddy system if working outdoors
  • Check on friends and family

Organizations in the area that will be opening a cooling shelter are asked to notify the Office of Emergency Management to help share that information as it becomes available. Call 208-236-7104. To review guidelines for cooling locations, click here.

Area Cooling Locations/Centers/Shelters:

Pocatello City Hall – Cooling Location

911 N 7th Ave, Pocatello ID 83201

  • Friday, July 12, 7:30 until 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 14, 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Portneuf District Library – Cooling Location

5210 Stuart Ave, Chubbuck ID 83202

  • Friday, July 12, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 14, Closed
  • Monday, July 15, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Marshall Public Library – Cooling Location

113 S Garfield St, Pocatello ID 83204

  • Friday, July 12, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 14, Closed
  • Monday, July 15, 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16, 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Pocatello Animal Shelter – Cooling Location

3100 Avenue of the Chiefs, Pocatello ID 83204

  • Friday, July 12, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 14, Closed
  • Monday, July 15, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

First Congregational United Church – Cooling Location

309 N Garfield St, Pocatello ID 83204

  • Friday, July 12, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 14, Closed
  • Monday, July 15, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Southeastern Idaho Public Health – Cooling Center

1901 Alvin Ricken Drive, Pocatello, ID 83201

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • SIPH will provide air conditioning, water, snacks, basic activities (coloring books, games, etc.), bathrooms, seating, and the ability to charge cell phones.

Transportation to the Cooling Center in Pocatello will be offered by Pocatello Regional Transit via its E Bus Route for those without transportation. Pick-up locations can be found at www.pocatellotransit.com.  Patrons just need to inform the bus driver that they need to stop at SIPH. Return services need to be arranged on-demand via phone by calling (208)234-ABUS. Seniors over the age of 60 can call direct (208)232-0111 for door-to-door service with some limitations within Pocatello/Chubbuck, the cost is a $2.00 donation request.

Office of Emergency Management

 

The Bannock County Office of Emergency Management (BCOEM) reports directly to the Bannock County Commissioners.  BCOEM is the County department tasked by Idaho code with having jurisdiction over and serves the entire county, and is designated to facilitate the cooperation and protection in disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. A key to the department’s role is developing and updating the Bannock County Emergency Operations Plan.  This detailed all-hazards plan establishes a framework for managing disasters, and develops mechanisms for local Public Safety interaction and support.

The BCOEM ensures that partner agencies are poised and prepared to assist in managing local disasters.

Local Emergency Planning Committees

Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) must develop an emergency response plan, review the plan at least annually, and provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens. Plans are developed by LEPCs with stakeholder participation. LEPC membership must include (at a minimum):

  • Elected state and local officials
  • Police, fire, civil defense, and public health professionals
  • Environment, transportation, and hospital officials
  • Facility representatives
  • Representatives from community groups and the media

Another key element to success is community engagement through all phases of emergency management. Community partnerships are created and maintained through the LEPC.

Family Preparedness

BCOEM  has provided a Family Emergency Preparedness Guide. Families can use this guide to help prepare their home for an emergency situation. Additional links for awareness are providedl.

Family Emergency Preparedness Guide
Family Preparedness Guide – SPANISH

Earthquake Guide
Flood Guide
Wildfire Guide

 What is a 100 year Flood?

The National Weather Service offers the following information::

USGS Annual Exceedance Probability Publication
USGS Flood Recurrence Intervals
USGS Q&A About Floods

Bannock County Disaster Plans

The Bannock County All Hazard Mitigation Plan (AHMP) was updated and approved by Bannock County Board of County Commissioners and submitted to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 10 for approval as a multi-jurisdiction local plan as outlined in Code of Federal Regulations Title 44 Part 201.  FEMA approved the AHMP on January 3, 2022.

Bannock County All Hazard Mitigation Plan
Bannock County Emergency Operations Plan
BC Emergency Operations Plan Volume 2 – Point of Dispensing
BC Emergency Operations Plan Volume 3 – Mass Fatality Plan
BC Emergency Operations Plan Volume 4 -Partners in Preparedness
BC Emergency Operations Volume 5 – Continuity of Operations Plan
BC Emergency Operations Plan Volume 6 – Drought Planning Guide

The Bannock County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is a set of guidelines and procedures developed to assist in the emergency response effort within the County.

Below are a list of EOP PDF forms that can be filled out and saved. Please click on the appropriate form below:

Incident Action Plan
Elected Officials Checklist
Emergency Management Coordinator Checklist
EOC Manager Checklist
Safety Officer Checklist
Public Information Officer Checklist
Liason Officer Checklist
Planning and Assessment Checklist
Operations Coordination Checklist
Resource/Logistics Management Checklist
Legal and Finance Checklist

Continuity of Operations (COOP)

The purpose of the COOP is to allow Bannock County to continue to provide essential services to the community in the event of a total or partial loss of its facilities, infrastructure (utilities, Information Technology (IT), roads, etc.), and/or available personnel.

Bannock County Continuity of Operations / Continuity of Government Base Plan
Bannock County Continuity of Operations Commissioners Plan
Bannock County Continuity of Operations Juvenile Probation Plan
Bannock County Continuity of Operations Maintenance Plan
Bannock County Continuity of Operations Treasurer Plan

Emergency Services Training

It is recommended that all Emergency Management Response Personnel participate in the following National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Program courses. These courses are designed to provide a better understanding of NIMS and Incident Command.

Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS 100)
ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS 200)
NIMS An Introduction (IS-700)
NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS) Course (IS-701)
National Incident Management System (NIMS) Public Information Systems (IS-702)
NIMS Resource Management Course (IS-703)
NIMS Communications and Information Management (IS-704)
NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid – An Introduction (IS-706)
National Response Framework, An Introduction (IS-800)
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #1 – Transportation (IS-801)
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #2 – Communications (IS-802)
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #3 – Public Works and Engineering (IS-803)
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #4 – Firefighting (IS-804)
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #5 – Emergency Management (IS-805)
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #6 – Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing, and Human Servics (IS-806)
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #7 – Logistics Management and Resource Support Annex (IS-807)
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #8 – Public Health and Medical Services (IS-808)
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #9 – Search and Rescue (IS-809)
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #10 – Oil and Hazardous MAterials Response Annex (IS-810)
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #11 – Agriculture and Natrural Resources Annex (IS-811)
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #12 – Energy (IS-812)
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #13 – Public Safety and Security Annex (IS-813)
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #14 – Long Term Community Recovery (IS-814)
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #15 – External Affairs: A New Approach to Emergency Communication and Information Distribution (IS-815)

Emergency Operation Center

This page is designed as a resource for members of the Bannock County Emergency Operations Center as well as members of the community.

Emergency Operations Plan

The Bannock County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is a set of guidelines and procedures developed to assist in the emergency response effort within the County.

Bannock County Emergency Operations Plan

Below are a list of EOP PDF forms that can be filled out and saved. Please click on the appropriate form below:

Incident Action Plan
Elected Officials Checklist
Emergency Management Coordinator Checklist
EOC Manager Checklist
Safety Officer Checklist
Public Information Officer Checklist
Liason Officer Checklist
Planning and Assessment Checklist
Operations Coordination Checklist
Resource/Logistics Management Checklist
Legal and Finance Checklist

Online Mapping Applications

The County Emergency Information Map is intended for public use. From this map, the general public can view emergency related information and associated boundaries and addresses.

Bannock County’s Emergency Information Map

Bannock County Partners in Preparedness

The Bannock County Partners in Preparedness Program is an information and resource sharing partnership between Bannock County and the non-governmental agencies and private businesses. The Partnership is designed to be compartmentalized or easily expanded as the situation dictates. The primary goals of the Partnership are:

  • Develop multiple means of communicating information between the local government, non-government agencies (NGOs), and private businesses in our community in all phases of an emergency.
  • Provide a forum for collaboration between like-entities so that issues can be solved at the lowest level.
  • Establish joint training and exercise programs that involve “whole-community” preparedness and foster interest in non-governmental and private business emergency preparedness.
  • Make Bannock County an attractive place to live and conduct business by supporting and encouraging independent efforts to build community resilience.
  • Ensure the “most qualified entity is tasked to solve the problem”.

The Bannock County Partners in Preparedness Program is comprised of non-governmental agencies and private business that provide essential services to Bannock County residents. Training opportunities, exercises and important information about current threats are regularly extended to the Partners. During disasters, members of the Partnership are provided with near real-time information about response and recovery efforts so that they can more efficiently plan and execute their own recovery. In turn, they provide information about their own situation so that we can make realistic damage assessments, and more effectively focus our efforts. Lastly, the forum provides the local government with a pool of trained and equipped organizations from which it can draw resources and skilled labor to accomplish its goals.

Emergency Planning for your Business

Below are some resources adapted from SBA.gov and Prepare My Business.org. These templates are designed to aid you in creating an Emergency Response/Operations Plan for your business. Planning is a critical part of any business, and planning for an emergency can greatly impact the longevity of your company. Statistics show that 90% of all businesses affected by a disaster fail within one year, unless they are able to get back to operations within five days. (preparemybusiness.org)

Emergency Response Plan Template.
Disaster Preparedness Checklists.
Create a Disaster Recovery Kit.
Critical Business Functions Chart.

Helpful Resources

Preparedness Planning for Your Business
FEMA’s 2012 Resolve to be Ready
OSHA Evacuation Plans and Procedures Tool
NFPA 1600: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs
Shelter In Place at Your Office
Business & Industry Council for Emergency Planning & Preparedness
Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (enter your zip code to find the risks in your area)
NFIB Disaster Recovery & Emergency Preparedness

Helpful Information

Office of Emergency Management

Wes Jones
Bannock County Emergency Management Director
208-236-7104
5500 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83205
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