With more than a decade of experience responding to natural disasters and humanitarian crises, BCFS Health and Human Services’ Emergency Management Division (EMD) is a recognized nonprofit leader in emergency management, incident management, disaster response, public health and medical emergency response, mass care, medical sheltering and planning for vulnerable populations.
In addition to our top-tier incident management expertise, EMD has built an extensive inventory of resources that allows us to provide customized logistical, communications, and mobility support that meets the unique needs of our partners in federal, state and local government and private industry. We maintain a fleet of more than 90 support vehicles and trailers including:
- Tractor Trailers
- Commercial Buses
- Mobile Command Platforms
- Fire Engine
- Mobile Medical Unit
- Box Trucks
- 1-Ton and 1-1/2-Ton Trucks
- Light Towers
- Laundry Trailers
- Shower Trailers
- Toilet Trailers
- Polaris ATVs
- Mast Trailers
EMD also provides state-of-the-art communications support for responses of any size. Our communications resources include VHF, UHF, and 700/800 MHz radio equipment, satellite voice and data devices, and cellular voice and data devices.
EMD’s stock of life-saving emergency supplies and warehouse resources are always at-the-ready to be deployed to:
• Erect a self-contained compound the size of a small city with the capability to shelter thousands of disaster survivors simultaneously, complete with sleeping cots, medical triage equipment, hygiene kits, and shower, toilet and laundry facilities
• Care for disaster survivors who need medical care and those that have access and functional needs
• Supplement local first-responder’s capabilities, including fire departments, police departments and search and rescue teams
NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL THE MISSION TASKING, OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE INDUSTRY PARTNERS REST ASSURED THAT BCFS EMD HAS THE RIGHT TOOLS IN THE TOOLBOX TO RESPOND.