Joint Field Office [JFO] Law and Legal Definition

Joint field office (JFO) means a part-time federal facility designed to implement the new single, comprehensive approach to domestic incident management. JFO helps the Secretary of Homeland Security in their domestic incident management responsibilities. JFO is established at the incident site to provide a fundamental point for federal, state, local, and tribal executives who are having the responsibility of incident oversight, direction, and assistance to effectively coordinate actions for protection, prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. JFO carries out the traditional functions of the joint operations center, the joint information center, and the disaster field office.