National Mass Care Exercise 2017

National Mass Care Exercise 2017

The State of Utah has graciously agreed to host the 2017 “There’s No Place Like Home” National Mass Care Exercise and would like to invite you to participate. The exercise will be More »

American Red Cross releases new Reunification doctrine

American Red Cross releases new Reunification doctrine

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American Red Cross releases new shelter doctrine

American Red Cross releases new shelter doctrine

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National Mass Care Exercise 2017

National Mass Care Exercise 2017 Banner photo

The State of Utah has graciously agreed to host the 2017 “There’s No Place Like Home” National Mass Care Exercise and would like to invite you to participate.

The exercise will be held Aug. 22nd-24th, in Salt Lake City, UT.  Travel dates will be Monday the 21st and Friday the 25th (or late afternoon Thursday the 24th.)

This year’s NMCE will build off of the Wasatch Earthquake Catastrophic plan with the focus of the exercise play on the coordination at the State EOC ESF#6 desk and the many mass care activity’s liaisons.  There will be an abundance of field play mainly...

American Red Cross releases new Reunification doctrine

American Red Cross Reunification doctrine

When a disaster occurs with large numbers of fatalities or injuries, individuals who are unaccounted for, damage to communication infrastructure and evacuations etc., a local jurisdiction can quickly become overwhelmed with requests from concerned loved ones. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, Reunification services was primarily a reactive activity, responding to high volumes of inquiries that often overwhelmed Red Cross phone lines and emergency services, spreading efforts thin. Since Katrina, the Safe and Well website has helped alleviate this burden by allowing reunification workers to concentrate...

American Red Cross releases new shelter doctrine

The American Red Cross

Link to American Red Cross Shelter Forms

Red Cross provides congregate sheltering services to meet the immediate housing needs of individuals and communities directly impacted by disaster.  Few activities are more central to the core mission of the Red Cross than sheltering those impacted by disaster. Shelters provide a safe and secure place for individuals and families to stay during and after a disaster and...

Mass Care Seminar in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Leveraging Regional Partnerships for Better Local Planning

On March 18, 2016, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force (SEPA RTF) and the Health and Human Services Workgroup (HHS WG) sponsored a Mass Care Seminar at the Montgomery County Fire Academy in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania to bring together local and regional key stakeholders to discuss mass care preparedness and response planning. This seminar was the second exercise in a series of activities to explore and improve the region’s mass care emergency support function (ESF #6) capacity and capabilities.

Over...

Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) Planning Resource

The Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) Planning Resource describes duties and responsibilities of individuals, agencies and volunteer organizations in the event of a disaster. The MARC Planning Resource is a living document and the contributors acknowledge there will be changes for each community and instance. The experience and knowledge regarding MARCs is growing. Over time, there will be new...