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 »

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 »

 

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...

New Release: Shelter Field Guide

Shelter Field Guide

The purpose of the Shelter Field Guide is to provide sheltering best practices to faith-based groups, non-profit organizations, government partners, and private industry. The guide was co-developed by the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency with support of a work group that included all levels of government.

The Shelter Field Guide has eight sections that cover the standard activities and tasks which occur during the pre-opening, opening, ongoing, and closing phases of shelter operations. Each section contains information for workers in registration, feeding,...

New Release: Multi-Agency Feeding Support Plan Template

muti-agency feeding support plan template

The purpose of the Multi-Agency Feeding Support Plan Template is to supplement a jurisdiction’s Emergency Operations Plan and/or Mass Care Annex. It is intended to provide guidance and suggested procedures for a jurisdiction to consider in the development of a disaster feeding plan that focuses on their role of managing and/or supporting feeding activities. This template is based on best practices and concepts that have been proven during previous disasters. Additionally, the template can serve as an educational tool to assist jurisdictions, NGOs, faith-based organizations, the private sector,...

2015 National Mass Care Exercise After Action Report

Check out the 2015 NMCE After Action Report. This year’s NMCE, the 4th annual, was sponsored by the State of Texas and held in Austin on June 8th, 2015. The National Mass Care Exercise (NCME) is held on an annual basis in keeping with Strategic Goal 1.4 of the National Mass Care Strategy, “Improve the effectiveness of disaster exercises in building mass care capacity, including scenario planning”. The NCME is sponsored by a state and supported by the FEMA...

New Release: Multi-Agency Distribution of Emergency Supplies Plan Template

The purpose of the Multi-Agency Distribution of Emergency Supplies 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 Distribution of Emergency Supplies 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 distribution...