The UCG was created with permanent subcommittees and the power to appoint others as needed.
The First Responder Subcommittee is composed of emergency response professionals. The Subcommittee discusses and provides solutions to issues that arise within the disciplines of law enforcement (LE), fire service, emergency medical service (EMS) and intelligence gathering and dissemination.
The Regional Parish OHSEP Directors Subcommittee offers advice and counsel to the Parish or Police jury President on homeland security and emergency management issues. It helps to ensure that emergency management planning between local municipalities, Parish Councils and administrations and the State is consistent.
The SIEC administers the Louisiana Wireless Information Network (LWIN) and composed of all appropriate first responder and support organizations. LWIN is the largest statewide radio system in the country, providing daily voice communications to first responders and key decision makers from local, State, Federal and other entities. The committee also has a Broadband Subcommittee that administers the LA FirstNet initiative to bring a Statewide dedicated public safety broadband network to Louisiana.
The Long-Term Recovery Subcommittee (LTRS) is dedicated to long term recovery and sustainability. Long term recovery and sustainability is the ability of the state of Louisiana to build the capacity of plans, procedures, and contracts in order to offset rising disaster related costs; furthermore, it strategizes ways that improve community resilience and whole community preparedness. The subcommittee is aligned with the ESF 14 State of Louisiana Disaster Recovery Framework. During EOC activation, the LTRS is convened alongside the UCG to access recovery needs following a disaster, activate Recovery Support Functions (RSF)’s for complex recovery issues, and develop post-disaster recovery strategies.
The Intrastate Mutual Aid Subcommittee
is composed of all appropriate first responders
organizations. The Subcommittee has full authority
to design, construct, administer and maintain an intrastate mutual aid system with capacity to share assets
in support of a full response to any
emergency event that may arise within the State.