The SEOC is currently at level: 1
The State Hazard Mitigation Plan is designed to reduce Alaska's vulnerability to disasters. Mitigation before disaster strikes is essential, as hazards in Alaska can not be eliminated. There will always be the potential for an earthquake or flooding. However, the amount of damage and destruction caused by these hazard events can be limited through mitigation. A long-term commitment to hazard mitigation, through the development and adoption of this plan, will make Alaska a safer place for Alaskan's to live and work.
The Alaska State Hazard Mitigation Plan was originally approved by FEMA in March of 2002 meeting the criteria of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 and 44 CFR parts 210 and 206. The Plan is formally updated every five years by DHS&EM through consultation with the State Hazard Mitigation Advisory Committee. The current 2018 Plan is linked below. For more information, please contact Terry Murphy, the State Hazard Mitigation Officer.
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 August 2021)
Army Guard Road,
JBER, AK 99505