The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) developed four levels of operational guidance for use by emergency teams and other personnel involved in conducting or supporting disaster operations. This document corresponds to the level highlighted in bold italics.
A checklist or other aid for job performance or job training.
This document is consistent with and supports the Federal Response Plan for implementation of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5121, et seq. The most current copy of this document, including any change pages, is available through the FEMA Intranet in the National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) Reference Library (http://nemis.fema.net), under Response and Recovery/Policies and Guidance, Disaster Operations Guidance.
This Field Operations Guide (FOG) has been prepared to guide Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel to perform Federal disaster response operations during major disasters or emergencies.
The National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response System provides for the coordination, development, and maintenance of the Federal effort with resources to locate, extricate, and provide immediate medical treatment to victims trapped in collapsed structures; and to conduct other life saving operations.
The US&R Response System methods of operation, organization, capabilities, and procedures in mobilization, on-site operations, and demobilization are described in this document.
Questions, comments, and suggested improvements related to this document are encouraged. Inquiries, information, and requests for additional copies should be directed in writing to the Department of Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Response Division, Operations Branch, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472.