Rapid Mobilization and Emergency "First Push" Operations
The pre-event planning produces the Emergency Management Response Plan (EMRP) which determines the emergency management team and necessary resources that Amerigreen will initiate when a disaster occurs. Pre-specified primary arteries and transportation routes should have been identified in the plan. Clearance of these vital “arteries” is imperative to create immediate and safe passage for emergency response vehicles and equipment. This part of the process is known as the “FIRST PUSH”. The “First Push” is generally performed within 6 to 12 hours or sooner after the event or as soon as it is safe to enter work zones established in the EMRP. Normally, collection is handled after this stage and debris is simply removed from streets, public roads, complexes and communities and “positioned” on public rights-of-way (ROW). This is a “fast pass” through to open the veins of the jurisdiction and is normally performed with rubber tire machines and specialized ground crews with chainsaws and ground clearing machinery. Unlike other contractors, Amerigreen also deploys self-loading equipment with the clearing crews. In doing so, debris is removed from the ROW routes reducing line of sight safety concerns. The “First Push” allows “boots on the ground” to perform an initial damage survey thus enhancing the quality of response to facilitate recovery.