ESF 11 is activated upon notification of a potential or actual incident that requires a coordinated local response and supports local authorities in efforts to:

  • Provide nutrition assistance,
  • Control and eradicate, as appropriate, any outbreak of a highly contagious or economically devastating animal/zoonotic (i.e., transmitted between animals and people) disease, or any outbreak of an economically devastating plant pest or disease,
  • Ensure the safety and security of the commercial food supply,
  • Protect natural and cultural resources and historic properties (NCH) resources,
  • Provide for the safety and well-being of household pets during an emergency response or evacuation situation.

Actions initiated under ESF 11 are coordinated and conducted cooperatively with local incident management officials and with private entities, in coordination with the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and ESF 6, ESF 8, ESF 9, ESF 14 as required.