Federal Response Plan

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Functions of the Federal Response Plan The Federal Response Plan (FRP) delivers Federal assistance to disaster areas or when an emergency is declared by state or local authorities. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief act establishes the structure and process for the FRP to deliver federal assistance. The FRP establishes the policies, concepts, and planning for federal response to emergencies. The plan also provides recovery protocols and resources to aid in ensuring public health, protecting property, and saving lives. The plan also provides interagency coordination to supplement recovery efforts to rapidly and effectively deliver support and services.
Organization of the FRP
Basic Plan The basic plan under the FRP is to present
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This function will continue until the affected community returns to normal and all health and safety risks have been minimized.
Support Functions Support functions of the FRP manage “federal disaster operations, including
Community Relations, Congressional Affairs, Donations Management, Financial Management, Logistics Management, Occupational Safety and Health, and Public Affairs” (p.5).
Incident Functions Incident Functions of the FRP are designed for detailed incident occurrences that might require a combined reaction of more than one federal plan. This will allow federal agencies to initiate functions and authorities necessary to properly respond to a disaster that isn’t covered by the Stafford Act.
Appendices
The supplementary materials required for FRP are listed in the appendices. “Appendices, cover other relevant information, including terms and definitions, acronyms and abbreviations, guidelines for FRP changes and revisions, and overview of a disaster operation” (p.5) to avoid confusion of terminology and
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Planning also takes into consideration the level of state and local demand for outside help. “The most devastating disasters may require the full range of Federal response and recovery assistance. Less damaging disasters may require only partial Federal response and recovery assistance, and some disasters may require only Federal recovery assistance” (p.10).
Concepts
State and local responders formulate the concepts within the FRP around disasters and emergencies that can be handled “the Federal Government is called on to provide supplemental assistance when the consequences of a disaster exceed State and local capabilities” (p.11). If assistance is required by State, and local agencies, the Federal Government has the ability to deploy a wide range of assets to aid state and local efforts during the disaster. The Federal Government has a large contingency of support personnel, teams, operating facilities, specialized equipment, and assistance programs that allow for disaster operations. “The FRP describes the major components of the system, as well as the structure for coordinating Federal response and recovery actions necessary to address State-identified requirements and priorities”
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