American Red Cross releases new shelter doctrine

American Red Cross releases new shelter doctrine

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 More »

Mass Care Seminar  in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

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 More »

Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) Planning Resource

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 More »

 

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

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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

MARC

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...

State ESF #6 Coordinator Position Guide Book

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The State of Washington has developed a new State ESF #6 Coordinator Position Guide Book to assist their mass care lead at the State Emergency Operations Center in performing necessary coordination during a response. This Guide Book will be tested during the State’s participation in the Cascadia Rising national exercise.

“This Position Guide Book lists the essential tasks for the state level ESF #6 Coordinator (alternatively...

USDA Disaster Brochure

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Food is essential when people find themselves suddenly, and often critically, in need following a storm, earthquake, flood, or other disaster emergency. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ensures that people have enough nutritious food to eat. The USDA Disaster Brochure gives a snapshot of the varied resources for disaster feeding that the agency has available.

You can download the USDA brochure here.

When State agencies that run USDA’s nutrition...