to declare a disaster event

Incident response and recovery guidance has been produced by a variety of authorities, on the local, state, and federal level. Describe what each of these agencies have to contribute to man-made and natural disasters:

  • DHS
  • CDC
  • FEMA
  • ICS
  • EFRT
  • CERT
  • How do each of these agencies and what they can contribute to various incident scenarios?
  • What are the requirements associated with each getting each of these agencies engaged in the response effort? How are jurisdictions defined, communicated, and enforced when multiple agencies are involved in disaster situations?
  • What are the “triggers” that, when observed, compel responders to set recovery activities in motion?
  • Who is responsible to declare a disaster event?