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Disaster Staffing 

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The ACT Disaster Response team are equipped and ready to deploy within six hours in various response models. When federal support is anticipated prior to an event such as a hurricane, we can be used as a force multiplier. To help local teams or federal teams. System resources are often pre-positioned along with other federal responders to expedite support following the disaster.  

What are the capabilities of a task force?

  • Physical search and rescue operations in damaged/collapsed structures

  • Emergency medical care for entrapped survivors, task force personnel and search canines

  • Reconnaissance to assess damage and needs, and provide feedback to local, state, tribal, territorial and federal officials. 

  • Assessment/shut-off of utilities to houses and other buildings

  • Hazardous materials surveys/evaluations

  • Structural/hazard evaluations of buildings needed for immediate occupancy to support disaster relief operations

  • Stabilizing damaged structures, including shoring and cribbing operations on damaged buildings

  • Hazardous Materials Equipment Push Packages for operations in a contaminated environment

  • Search and rescue operations in a water environment

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