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PLAN OF IMPLEMENTATION
COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUBS, INC. (CoA4WDCI)

 

A. PARTICIPATION BY CoA4WDCI, FEAT

In the event of a major disaster, FEAT will be called to respond to and cooperate with the Denver Office of Emergency Management. FEAT will organize its members and in cooperation with the Office of Emergency Management carry out such services as defined in this Plan of Implementation and the Statement of Understanding.
 

B. ACTIVATION PLAN

The Mayor of Denver or the Director of the Denver Office Emergency Management (or their designated representative) is authorized to activate this plan by a telephone call or request to the FEAT Chairman or any of his designated representatives. At this time, FEAT will contact the appropriate members with notification of needs and place the plan into action.
 

C. EMERGENCY OPERATING PLAN

1. PURPOSE
a. To provide emergency 4-wheel drive transportation as directed by the Denver Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

2. SERVICES NOT PROVIDED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT
a. Transportation for acute medical emergencies
b. Shoveling snow (at option of volunteer)
c. Towing vehicles
d. Jumping batteries or starting stalled vehicles

3. CHAIN OF OPERATIONS
a. Call will come into central dispatch point.
b. The dispatcher will take the number and refer it to a volunteer driver who will call the party back and arrange transportation.
c. Hospitals and care facilities needing large amounts of assistance maybe assigned one or several volunteers to work out of the hospital.
d. Volunteers are to call the FEAT number when they arrive at their destination for safety purposes and to coordinate return assignments.
e. Volunteers will be issued a card that will identify them as a member of FEAT working on behalf of the Denver Office of Emergency Management.

 

D. RESPONSIBILITIES OF FEAT

1. To maintain an organization capable of responding in an emergency.
2. To work out details of notification procedures and required cooperation with the Denver Office of Emergency Management.
3. To establish a chain of command for response to requests for assistance.
4. To orient and train members to work within the established system and
guidelines.
5. To maintain a list of volunteers willing and equipped to assist in emergencies.
6. To maintain records of volunteers used, man hours spent, and equipment available.
7. To make a report after each use of the system for critique and improvement if needed.
 

E. COMPENSATION FOR SERVICES

1. All services provided will be at the expense of the volunteer. The volunteer will not be allowed to ask for or accept compensation.
2. Volunteers will be provided with cards stating the name and purpose of FEAT and an address to which donations can be sent to help defray mailing and printing costs of FEAT if desired; however, no donations shall be solicited and these cards are only to be used if the beneficiary of services insists on a donation.
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