ESF-6 and ESF-8 Comprehensive Response Capabilities

BCFS EMD has become a national expert on operating general population shelters, medical shelters, alternate care sites and medical surge sites.

BCFS EMD contracts with jurisdictions, states and U.S. territories to support rapid establishment of temporary mass care facilities that are staffed with:

  • Certified incident management staff
  • Certified shelter management staff
  • Medical staff, including physicians, RNs, LVNs, paramedics and EMTs
  • Mental health professionals
  • Emergency case managers

Additionally, BCFS EMD mass care facilities are equipped with:

  • Large-scale tent structures
  • Generated Power
  • HVAC
  • Security Lighting
  • Portable showers, toilets, sinks and hand washing stations
  • Durable and consumable medical supplies
  • Disaster and emergency response catering
  • Cots, linens, clothing and personal hygiene kits
  • Full laundry services