Emergency Programs staff and cooperating partners utilize the Incident Command System (ICS) to respond to all-hazards emergencies that impact animals and agriculture. To organize response operations, EP may stand up an Incident Management Team (IMT) and/or activate the Agriculture Emergency Operations Center (AgEOC).
Current Disaster Information
Information on any current or historical disaster can be found here
The Integrated Food and Agriculture Resource Management (IFARM) application is the primary tool used by NCDA&CS during activations. It has several configurable modules including time tracking, issuing tasks, resource management, and incident command system (ICS) document management.
Agricultural Emergency Response Team
AERT Related Legislation: