Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Emergency Support Function 8

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division, has been made aware that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is contacting health care facilities directly regarding the flooding. While the intentions are good, it confuses the process and complicates response operations.

Any and all Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF8) needs should be requested through your local ESF8 authorities, through the local emergency management jurisdictions, and to our Division.

Thank you,

Deann Conroy
Deputy Director, Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division