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 »

American Red Cross releases new Reunification doctrine

American Red Cross releases new 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 More »

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 »

 

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...

National Mass Evacuation Tracking System (NMETS) in Action

On October 27, 2015, FEMA’s Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs), the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD), and the DHS Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships co-hosted the 1st Annual Voluntary Organization Partnership Day. This unique event recognized the valuable services and support our voluntary, faith-based, and community partners provide to disaster survivors before, during, and after disasters. Exhibitors and participants were welcomed in the morning by members of FEMA leadership.

As part of the day’s activities, the...

1st Annual Voluntary Organization Partnership Day

1st Annual Voluntary Organization Partnership Day

On Tuesday, October 27, 2015,  professionals, academicians, students, and volunteers in emergency management, public administration, and related fields are invited to attend the the first annual Voluntary Organization Partnership Day to learn about and build relationships with our voluntary, faith-based, and community liaisons and partners.  This event is co-hosted by FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs), the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster...