ESF 7 provides a comprehensive disaster logistics planning, management and sustainment capability that organizes the resources of local logistics partners, key public and private stakeholders and non-governmental organizations (NGO) to meet he needs of disaster victims and responders. This includes:

  • Setting forth the framework to jointly manage a supply chain that provides a collaborative response for incidents requiring an integrated response capability.
  • Establishing a link between Logistics Management and Resource Support capabilities.
  • Establishing a framework for the integration of internal and external logistics partners through increased collaboration in the planning, sourcing, acquisition and utilization of resources.
  • Accelerating communication among all service support elements in order to minimize recovery efforts in the impacted area and re-establish local self-sufficiency as rapidly as possible.
  • Logistics Management and Resource Support consists of:
    • Emergency relief supplies,
    • Facility space,
    • Office equipment,
    • Office supplies,
    • Telecommunications,
    • Contracting services,
    • Transportation services,
    • Personnel required to support immediate response activities,
    • Support for requirements not specifically identified in other ESFs.