Emergency Support Function Law and Legal Definition

Emergency support function means support, resources, program implementation, and services that are provided to save lives, protect property and the environment, to restore essential services and critical infrastructure, and help victims and communities to return to normal life. It is usually provided following domestic incidents. It serves as an operational-level mechanism to provide assistance to state, local, and tribal governments or to federal departments and agencies conducting missions of primary federal responsibility. Such support functions involves a grouping of government and certain private- sector capabilities into an organizational structure.