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Emergency Support Functions (ESFs)



The ESFs:
Serve as the coordination mechanism to provide assistance to local and tribal governments.
May be selectively activated for both Stafford Act and non-Stafford Act incidents.
Provide staffing for the incident management organizations


ESF
Scope

ESF #1 - Transportation

Transportation support
  Transportation Safety
  Restoration/recovery of transportation infrastructure
  Movement restrictions
  Damage and impact assessment
     
ESF #2 - Communications (1.75 meg) Coordination with telecommunications industry
  Restoration/repair of telecommunications infrastructure
  Protection, restoration, and sustainment of cyber and information technology resources
     
ESF #3 - Public Works and Engineering Infrastructure protection and emergency repair
  Infrastructure restoration
  Engineering services, construction management
  Critical infrastructure liaison
     
ESF #4 - Firefighting Resource support to rural and urban firefighting operations
     
ESF #5 - Emergency Management Coordination of incident management efforts
  Issuance of mission assignments
  Resources
  Incident action planning
  Financial management
     
ESF #6 - Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services Mass Care - food, water.
  Disaster housing
  Human Services
     
ESF #7 - Resource Support Resource support (facility space, office equipment and supplies, contracting services, etc.).
     
ESF #8 - Public Health & Medical Services Public Health
  Medical
  Mental health services
  Mortuary services
  Mosquito Bourne Disease Response Plan
     
ESF #9 - Search & Rescue Life-saving assistance
  Search and rescue
     
ESF #10 - Oil and Hazardous Materials Response Environmental safety and short-and long-term cleanup
     
ESF #11 - Agriculture and Natural Resources Nutrition assistance
  Animal and plant disease/pest response
  Food safety and security
  Natural and cultural resources and historic properties protection and restoration
     
ESF #12 - Energy Energy infrastructure assessment, repair, and restoration
  Energy coordination
  Energy forecast
     
ESF #13 - Public Safety and Security Facility and resource security
  Security planning and technical and resource assistance
  Public safety/security support
  Support to access, traffic, and crowd control
     
ESF #14 - Long-Term Community Recovery and Mitigation Social and economic community impact assessment
  Long-term community recovery assistance to local governments and the private sector
  Mitigation analysis and program implementation
     
ESF #15 - Public Information Emergency public information and protective action guidance
  Media and community relations