The mission of the Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is to serve the citizens of the Parish through effective planning for natural and man-made disasters. Our goal is to save lives and to protect property through the coordination of an integrated emergency management system with all emergency response organizations, support services and volunteers. We will be an advocate for greater community efforts, including educating the general public to mitigate and prepare for potential emergencies. We will support efforts to train and exercise emergency responders in both the public and private sectors. We will manage and coordinate efforts toward a rapid recovery from disasters with an effective disaster assistance program. This office will be the point of distribution of Homeland Security information and intelligence to agencies throughout the parish. We are committed to effective actions designed to prevent some disasters and to reduce the impact of those over which we have no control.
About the LEPC:
The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), as established pursuant to Section 301 of SARA Title III, shall prepare regional hazardous materials emergency plans that indicate the facilities that use, produce, or store hazardous substances that are present in the jurisdiction. The LEPC shall serve as the repository for regional reports filed under Title III. The LEPC shall direct regional Title III implementation activities and perform associated outreach functions to increase awareness and understanding of an compliance with the Title III program. Additionally, The LEPC is the organization that has oversight of the parish all hazards plan and the disbusment and monitoring of Homeland Security grants.
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