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Committees
The Fairfield County EMA is the agency that coordinates three planning committees.

Local Emergency Planning Committee:

Mission "To enhance the protection of the community and the environment from hazardous materials incidents through planning, preparation and communication between citizens, business and government."

Homeland Security Advisory Committee:

The purpose of HSPD-8 is to “establish policies to strengthen the preparedness of the United States to prevent and respond to threatened or actual domestic terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies by requiring a national domestic all-hazards preparedness goal, establishing mechanisms for improved delivery of Federal preparedness assistance to State and local governments, and outlining actions to strengthen preparedness capabilities of Federal, State and local entities” 

Healthcare Coalition

The Healthcare Coalition is a group that integrate, coordinate and organize regional health care preparedness activities and response coordination. They're a key requirement in the 2012-2017 Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Cooperative Agreements.