Logistics and Emergency Stockpiles

Logistics and Emergency Stockpiles

Within emergency management, logistics and emergency stockpiles deals with acquiring, maintaining, and moving of goods and services necessary for an efficient and prompt response to disasters.

The federal government, through the structure of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), maintains an extensive network of storage facilities, dedicated centers (8 stateside and 3 offshore), suppliers, and personnel all entrusted with being ready and available to help victims of disasters and emergency situations with logistics and emergency stockpiles. According to FEMA,

“Most of the centers provide resources such as blankets, meals ready-to-eat (MRE’s)/Emergency Meals, bottled water, generators, cots, blankets, tarps, and Blue Roof sheeting all of which can be distributed through state and county distribution points in time of need.”[¹]

Hagerty works with clients to access federal resources while recovering from disasters. Additionally, we help build critical supply networks for clients’ whose critical business needs are outside the scope of basic resources provided by FEMA. Read about some of our work that deals with logistics and emergency stockpiles here, here, and here. We can do the same for your organization or jurisdiction.

[¹] https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2006/05/16/logistics-centers#, viewed online 6/15/15.