The MFR program partners with the local civilian and military community to prepare for an all-hazards incident.
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The MFR program has a written EFA plan for activating, sustaining, and concluding the EFA response that:
Interpretation In regards to element (e), examples of relevant providers include emergency responders; relevant installation- and community-based service providers; other Service component commands; and local, state, and federal emergency management institutions. In regards to element (f), examples of relevant parties include persons affected by the incident; EFA staff, volunteers, and other organizations supporting the emergency response effort; the emergency operations center; and Military Service headquarters. In regards to element (j), examples of how the EFA plan can incorporate walk-in volunteers include maintaining pre-determined position descriptions and protocols that are easily trainable, low-risk, and require only a brief orientation.
Interpretation The required security measures will vary given the location of the EFAC. For example, EFACs located off installation will require a different level of security than those that are located on the installation. Security measures should protect staff and persons served from harm as well as unwanted media exposure.
The MFR program ensures preparedness in the event of an all-hazards incident by:
EFA plans and trainings should take into account patterns of human behavior to address what people are likely to do during an all-hazards incident.
Volunteers that are familiar with disaster response procedures prior to the event are more effective during response and recovery.
The program works with customers to ensure they are prepared in the event of an all-hazards incident including educating them on: