Cadmus is proud to have provided our expertise in emergency management and national doctrine to FEMA for the 4th edition of the National Response Framework (NRF), the new Emergency Support Function (ESF) #14 – Cross-Sector Business and Infrastructure Annex, and the Community Lifelines Implementation Toolkit.
On October 31, 2019, FEMA officially released the 4th edition of the NRF, the guide for how our nation responds to all types of disasters and emergencies. Key changes to the NRF include:
- Additional emphasis on nongovernmental capabilities to include the role of individuals and private sector/industry partners in responding to disasters.
- A new ESF #14 annex to improve coordination between infrastructure owners and operators, businesses, and government partners and more effectively stabilize key supply chains and Community Lifelines in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
- Focus on outcomes-based response through the prioritization of the rapid stabilization of Community Lifelines.
In releasing the document, the Acting FEMA Administrator, Pete Gaynor, noted: “This Fourth Edition of the NRF is a significant advancement and will drive innovation and improvements in emergency management for years to come.”
The NRF is supported by the Community Lifelines Toolkit which provides comprehensive information and resources for implementing lifelines during incident response. We are continuing to support FEMA as it updates this toolkit to reflect the lessons learned during the 2019 disasters.
Cadmus is excited to have supported these efforts and to continue to support the whole community as they move forward expanding and innovating their emergency management programs to incorporate these changes.
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