VEMEC releases new toolkit for homeless service providers and disaster professionals

VEMEC releases new toolkit for homeless service providers and disaster professionals

Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center (VEMEC) is pleased to present a new toolkit entitled Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community Resilience Information and Tools for Homeless Service Providers and Disaster Professionals. The toolkit More »

2018 National Mass Care Exercise to be held in Arizona

2018 National Mass Care Exercise to be held in Arizona

The 2018 National Mass Care Exercise will be held May 21-24, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. The scenario involves a large evacuation to Arizona from California after a catastrophic earthquake. The five strategic More »

National Mass Care Exercise 2017

National Mass Care Exercise 2017

The State of Utah hosted the 2017 “There’s No Place Like Home” National Mass Care Exercise from Aug. 22nd-24th, in Salt Lake City, UT. The exercise built off of the Wasatch Earthquake More »

 

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 and different complexities and...

State ESF #6 Coordinator Position Guide Book

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

USDA Brochure picture

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...

New Release: Multi-Agency Reunification Services Plan Template

The purpose of the Multi-Agency Reunification Services Plan Template is to supplement a jurisdiction’s Emergency Operations Plan and/or Mass Care Annex and is intended to provide guidance and suggested procedures for a jurisdiction to consider in the development of a Multi-Agency Reunification Services Plan. This template is based on best practices and concepts and can be used by any jurisdiction. Additionally, the template can serve as an educational tool to assist jurisdictions, NGOs, faith-based organizations, the private sector, and other stakeholders who provide reunification services...