ABSTRACT

Review of the U.S. Department of Justice's Preparedness to Respond to Critical Incidents Under Emergency Support Function 13   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Introduction: "Each year the United States encounters numerous critical incidents that require a national-level response, including natural disasters and other catastrophic events such as acts of terrorism. In 2017, for example, the United States experienced four major hurricanes and other seasonal threats, including floods, tornadoes, and wildfires that caused an estimated $306 billion in damage. The National Response Framework (NRF), part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) National Preparedness System, is a self-described 'guide to how the Nation responds to all types of disasters and emergencies.' Established in 2008, the NRF contains Emergency Support Functions (ESF) that coordinate and organize federal departments and agencies to manage resources and deliver core capabilities needed during a response to a critical incident."

Report Number:
Evaluation and Inspections Division 20-025
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Date:
2020-02
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Federal Depository Library Program Electronic Collection (FDLP/EC) Archive: https://permanent.fdlp.gov/
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pdf
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