Local elected or appointed officials

Local elected or appointed officials

  • Conduct a preliminary damage assessment and submit documentation to FEMA requesting a Federal disaster declaration.
  • Delegate responsibility for emergency management and typically are not involved in the incident response and recovery.
  • Should be present at the Incident Command Post to direct the first responders in executing tactical operations.
  • May need to help shape or modify laws, policies, and budgets to aid preparedness efforts and to improve emergency management and response capabilities.

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