The Department of Homeland Security has set out new guidelines for responding to disaster scenarios
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released the National Response Framework (NRF), successor to the National Response Plan.
The NRF articulates the doctrine, principles and architecture by which the US prepares for and responds to all-hazard disasters across all levels of government and all sectors of communities.
“The National Response Framework is an essential tool for emergency managers at all levels.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff
The NRF is responsive to repeated federal, state, local and private sector requests for a more streamlined and less bureaucratic document.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, said: “The National Response Framework is an essential tool for emergency managers at all levels. It helps define the roles, responsibilities, and relationships critical to effective emergency planning, preparedness and response to any emergency or disaster. Today’s release reflects the culmination of many months of hard work and collaboration within the nation’s emergency management community.”