The purpose of ESF 15 is to identify the internal and external departments responsible for External Affairs and Public Relations that may take place in an emergency. This ESF provides and coordinate resources (personnel, equipment, facilities, materials and supplies) to support External Affairs and Public Relations during an emergency or disaster.
If ESF 15 requires activation, the EOC Director or his/her staff will contact the departments or agencies listed in the annex to report to the EOC. 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 15: Public and Governmental Affairs (PDF - 264KB)