ESS is a community-based emergency response program required to preserve the well-being of people affected by an emergency or disaster ranging from a single house fire to calamities involving mass evacuations.
As an ESS responder, your goal is to help people begin to re-establish themselves as quickly as possible after a disaster. ESS plays an important role in emergency management by:
- Helping people meet their basic survival needs during a disaster
- Reuniting families separated by disaster
- Providing people affected by a disaster with accurate and up-to-date information