The National Response Framework and Emergency Support Function

USACE is the lead agency for ESF #3, Public Works & Engineering; we are FEMA’s Engineer.  Our pre-scripted standard mission sets include Debris Removal and Clearance, Temporary Emergency Power, Temporary Housing and Critical Public Facilities (CPF), Temporary Roofing, Infrastructure Assessment, Urban Search and Rescue Structural Specialists.  The Corps also lends trained personnel to support other ESFs, such as ESF #9, Urban Search and Rescue, when FEMA activates them.

Upon State request, FEMA tasks USACE to execute these missions through Mission Assignments.  We also perform, as requested, engineering missions that fit our core capabilities but do not fall under the above pre-scripted mission assignments.