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The State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM) supports local and regional government in proactive efforts to develop debris removal operations as part of their overall emergency management plan. Communities with a plan to clear, remove, and dispose of large-scale debris from Alaska’s storms, floods, fires, and other disasters are better prepared to manage this important mission, as well as successfully partner with state, federal, and other organizations.
In 2011, the DHS&EM Operations Section prepared introductory presentations on debris management for the Fall Preparedness Conference held October 3 – 7, 2011 in Anchorage. Click below for each presentation:
In 2009, the State of Alaska funded the Alaska Statewide Debris Management Planning Project to address this important mission. The project was comprised of four tasks: 1) the coordination and planning used to provide an overview of state and federal debris management operations; 2) basic debris management guidelines along with templates for single- and multi-jurisdictional debris management plans; 3) FEMA hazard debris estimation models for selected jurisdictions; and 4) the Statewide Debris Management Plan (SDMP). Click below for each section::
Below you will find helpful references on debris management from state, federal, non-profit organizations, and other agencies. Click below for each document:
Debris management is constantly in the national and international media. The debris generated by the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, and other recent disasters continue to challenge emergency management officials worldwide. We can learn a great deal on debris management from past efforts and apply the lessons learned to our situation in Alaska. Helpful information on several debris-related topics is provided below. DHS&EM will periodically add new documents or web links to this page so check this section regularly for new items. Click below to review each document:
Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Bryan began his career in emergency management in 1995 with the Alaska Division of Emergency Services. Since that time he has served in numerous roles, including emergency communications technician, microcomputer/network specialist, information management, alert, and warning systems coordinator, information technology manager, Chief of Preparedness, and Chief of Operations.
In his role as Chief of Operations, Bryan serves as the State Incident Commander for disaster response operations, and is responsible for overseeing the Alaska State Emergency Operations Center. He has also served as State Coordinating Officer on multiple federally declared disasters, assisting survivors and communities with recovering from disasters.
As a communications specialist he has deployed to support multiple interagency operations, including oil spill response (1996 M/V Banasea, western Aleutians, 1997 M/V Kuroshima, Dutch Harbor), wildland fires (1996 Millers Reach #2), and numerous Search and Rescue cases.
Bryan’s day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing all emergency management aspects of the Division, including Planning, Preparedness, Disaster Assistance, and Response.
Prior to his employment with the State of Alaska, Bryan served as a communications specialist and fire support specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the Wyoming and Alaska Army National Guards. He currently resides with his wife Tracy and four children in Eagle River, Alaska.
(Current as of April 2021)
Army Guard Road,
JBER, AK 99505