ESF 2 provides communications support to the impacted area as well as internally to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). They coordinate the actions to be taken to assure the arrangement of required communications and telecommunications (computers, telephones, etc.) during a disaster as well as the activation of warning systems and restoration of essential communication systems. ESF 2 support is scalable to meet the specific needs of each incident response and response resources are drawn from a matrix of personnel and equipment available from the ESF 2 support agencies.
ESF 2 has the following responsibilities:
One of the support groups to ESF 2 is Amateur Radio Communications. ESF 2 can request Amateur Radio personnel support through these three organizations, Missouri Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (R.A.C.E.S.), Amateur Radio Emergency Services (A.R.E.S.) and Amateur Radio Relay League (A.R.R.L).