On July 26 and 27, Region V held an ESF-6 workshop in an effort to further inform and develop the region’s all-hazards plan. They brought together representatives from each of the Region V states, as well as federal and voluntary agency partners, to assess capacity and build upon mass care and emergency assistance capabilities. Discussions enhanced the understanding of requirements, processes and partners necessary to successfully achieve mass care and emergency assistance goals following a major disaster. These conversations will help further define state ESF-6 capabilities throughout Region V.
Region V Administrator Andrew Velasquez III provided opening remarks to kick off the third Region V ESF-6 workshop on July 26 and 27 in Chicago, Ill. Velasquez emphasized the importance of a whole community approach for expanding state readiness to all disasters.