Federal Evacuation Support Annex to the Response and Recovery Federal Interagency Operational Plans   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Executive Summary: "The Federal Evacuation Support Annex (FESA) is an annex to the Response and Recovery Federal Interagency Operational Plans (FIOPs). The FESA details federal evacuation support activities for 'notice' or 'no-notice' incidents, or high population immigration events and provides information to assist with the implementation of the Response and Recovery FIOPs. The mission addressed by this annex is the facilitation, synchronization, and integration of federal agency and whole community resources and capabilities with state and local evacuation operations, when necessary, in order to save lives, reduce human suffering, and meet basic human needs before, during, and after an evacuation. This annex includes planning assumptions, considerations, resources, capabilities, and issues that are unique to an evacuation and is supplemental to and not duplicative of the FIOPs and other subordinate plans. The FESA is composed of a base plan and appendices, three of which describe the following evacuee types: general population, patients, and animals. Pre-incident evacuations occur when warning is available before an incident to move threatened populations away from a potential area of impact. The key advantage to pre-incident evacuations is that transportation resources and infrastructure are operating under steady-state conditions. Post-incident evacuations occur during or after an incident when it is unsafe for affected populations to remain in the incident area."

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