The purpose of ESF 13 is to identify the internal and external departments responsible for public safety and security actions that may take place in an emergency. This ESF provides and coordinate resource (personnel, equipment, facilities, materials and supplies) to support law enforcement, public safety, security and evacuation needs during an emergency or disaster.
If ESF 13 requires activation, the EOC Director or his/her staff will contact the departments or agencies listed in the annex to report to the EOC or support as needed. The district emergency notification system may be utilized for the notification and recall of groups needed for the function of the ESF. National Incident Management System concepts will be used for all incidents. Incident or Unified Command will be used by responding departments and agencies. When requested, ESF personnel will report to the EOC and utilize the EOP, its annexes and other SOPs to activate and operate during an incident or event.
ESF 13: Public Safety and Security (PDF - 315KB)