IS 806 - ESF 6: Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing, and Human Services

Category: Emergency Preparedness Plans


Course Summary

1. Title: IS 806 - ESF #6: Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing, and Human Services

2. Keywords/Themes: Accessible, Acquisition Procedures, Agency, Allocated Resources, Area Command, Badging, Cache, Certifying Personnel, Chain of Command, Continuity of Government (COG), Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP), Critical Infrastructure, Demobilization, Department of Operations Center (DOC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Emergency, Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Field Operations Guide, Hazard, Incident, Incident Action Plan (IAP), Incident Command System (ICS), Incident Management, Interoperability, Joint Information Center (JIC), National Incident Management System (NIMS), National Response Framework (NRF), Prevention, Recovery, Response, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Tactics, Terrorism, Unified Command (UC),

3. Course Description:

The National Response Framework (NRF) presents the guiding principles that enable all response partners to prepare for and provide a unified national response to disasters and emergencies – from the smallest incident to the largest catastrophe. As part of the NRF, Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) are primary mechanisms at the operational level used to organize and provide assistance. This series of courses provides an overview of each of the 14 ESFs. This course introduces Emergency Support Function (ESF) #6 – Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing, and Human Services.

4. Intended Audience: government executives, private-sector and nongovernmental organization (NGO) leaders, and emergency management practitioners. This includes senior elected and appointed leaders, such as Federal department or agency heads, State Governors, mayors, tribal leaders, and city or county officials – those who have a responsibility to provide for effective response

5. Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the overall purpose and scope of ESF #6.
  • Identify the types of supplemental assistance ESF #6 provides to individuals and State, tribal, and local governments.
  • Identify typical activities accomplished by ESF #6 resources and teams.
  • Describe the types of partnerships formed between ESF #6 and other response agencies and organizations.

6. Pre-requisites/Learning Level:

IS-800, National Response Framework, An Introduction (note: IS-800, IS-800a or IS-800b are acceptable).

7. Competencies addressed:

8. CEUs Offered: N/A

9. Cost: Free

10. Modality/format: Online Self-Pace

11. Length: 1 hour

12. Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts: FEMA

13. Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

14. Registration requirements: Register a free account

15. Creation and/or update: October 31, 2013


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