"The emergency role of the veterinarian should be integrated with the FORSCOM emergency operations plans of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This memorandum will outline some of the veterinary responsibilities and dutiesduring a national emergency. Civilian authorities at the city and state level, have primary responsibilities of responding to man-made ox natural disasters. Should they exhaust their capabilities, the Federal authorities, to include the military, should be prepared to respond with assistance. For national emergencies, FORSCOM would provide the military resources to include personnel, supplies and equipment; if tasked by Department of the Army, Direct& of Military Operations."