The Response Phase leads, manages, and coordinates our community response to acts of terrorism, natural or man-made disasters, and / or emergencies. 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Response Framework  is a guide to how the Nation responds to all types of disasters and emergencies. Built on scalable, flexible, and adaptable concepts identified in the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the NRF aligns key roles and responsibilities across the Nation. The NRF describes the principles, roles and responsibilities, and coordinating structures for delivering the core capabilities required to respond to an incident and further describes how response efforts integrate with those of the other Emergency Management phases. 

Response Points To Consider:

  • Do you practice your emergency plan? 
  • Do you know when to call 9-1-1?
  • Do you know when to call 3-1-1? 
  • Do you know where to find the current traffic maps?
  • Do you know the steps to Shelter-In-Place?