Emergency response plans - National Response Framework
What is the National Response Framework (NPF) and what does it mean to you?
When you decide to write an emergency response plan, you should keep in mind the emergency support functions of the National Response Framework (NPF) The NPF is a guide that details how the Nation will conduct an all-hazards response from the smallest incident to the largest disaster.
It is a coordinated agency response that includes the community, State, the Federal Government, nongovernmental partners and the private sector. The NPF lays the groundwork for first responders, decision makers and supporting entities to provide a unified response.
Emergency Support Functions 15 ESF Annexes that group Federal resources and capabilities by function.
ESF # 1 – Transportation provides The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a single point to obtain key transportation related information, planning and emergency management.
ESF # 2 – Communications supports the restoration of the communications infrastructure, facilitates the recovery from cyber attacks and provides communication support to Federal, State, tribal or local governments and their first responders.
ESF # 3 – Pubic Works and Engineering provide technical assistance, engineering expertise, construction management and other support to prepare for, respond to and recover from an incident that requires a coordinated Federal response.
ESF # 4 – Firefighting provides Federal support for the suppression and detection of rural, wildland and urban fires that require a coordinated Federal response.
ESF # 5 – Emergency Management provides the core management and administrative functions in support of the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC), Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) and the Joint Field Office (JFO) operations.
ESF # 6 – Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing and Human Services Mass care, housing, emergency assistance and human services from the federal level are provided when the local, State or tribal response recovery needs exceed their capabilities.
ESF # 7 – Logistics Management and Resource Support assists the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in providing comprehensive, national logistics management and planning.
ESF # 8 – Public Health and Medical Services provides the mechanism for coordinated Federal response to public health and medical disasters.
ESF # 9 – Search and Rescue deploys components of the Federal Search and Rescue (SAR) Response System to provide lifesaving assistance in specialized areas.
ESF # 10 - Oil and Hazardous Materials Response provides support in response to an actual or potential discharge and/or uncontrolled release of oil or hazardous materials.
ESF # 11 – Agricultural and Natural Resources provide nutrition assistance, ensure safety of commercial food supply, protect natural and cultural resources and historic properties, provide the safety and well-being of household pets and control and eradicate any outbreak or highly contagious disease that is transmitted between animals and people.
ESF # 12 – Energy facilitates the restoration of damaged energy systems.
ESF # 13 - Public Safety and Security supports the full range of incident management activities associated with potential or actual incidents such as site security, traffic and crowd control or specialized resources that pertain to chemical, biological, nuclear and high-yield explosives.
ESF # 14 – Long-Term Community Recovery provides a mechanism for coordinating Federal support to State, local, tribal, regional and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector to assist in recovery from the long-term consequences of an extraordinary disaster.
ESF # 15 – External Affairs ensures that sufficient Federal assets are deployed.
*State Supported Functions (SSF) correlate with ESF so that efforts are moving in the same direction