Workgroups and Committees

A workgroup can be established by the UASI board at any time to support group objectives. A subcommittee, unlike a workgroup, has the power to affect change in public policy.

Citizen Corps Counsel: Workgroup

The Detroit UASI Regional Citizen Corps Council provides coordination between the county and local citizen corps component programs in Southeast Michigan, including Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), Neighborhood Watch, and Fire Corps. The regional CCC plans and coordinates regional preparedness activities, training, and public outreach activities in conjunction with local partners. In addition, the CCC advocates for resources for Southeast Michigan volunteer programs with state and federal counterparts and serves as the region’s primary link between the Detroit UASI and Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).

Critical Infrastructure Protection Group: Workgroup

The Critical Infrastructure Protection Workgroup is responsible for coordinating UASI programs designed to protect Critical Infrastructure, both public and private, from terrorist attacks or other significant events. Works to increase communication and coordination with private sector partners. Works with the fusion center and local partners to develop the critical infrastructure list for the UASI region.

The Regional Training and Exercise: Workgroup

The Regional Training and Exercise Workgroup develops, encourages, and provides advice regarding regional first responder training and exercise programs in the UASI region. Encourages coordination of training and exercise initiatives across jurisdictional lines. Responsible for the periodic maintenance of the UASI Regional Training and Exercise Plan and the UASI Three-Year Training and Exercise Calendar. Recently designed and conducted the UASI Regional ICS/EOC Interface workshops and tabletop exercises.

Interoperable Communications: Committee

The ICC is responsible for developing plans and programs to enhance interoperable communications within the Detroit UASI region and between the Detroit region and the state. Major projects include: development and periodic maintenance of the region’s tactical interoperable communications plan (TIC plan), recommendations on the purchase and placement of both 700 MHz and 800 MHz radio equipment, development of a long-term interoperable communications strategy for the Detroit UASI region.