IAFC Discourages the Practice of Self-Dispatch to Emergency Locations

As Hurricane Florence approaches the U.S. continental east coast, the IAFC reminds fire and emergency service leaders to discourage the practice of self-dispatching to emergency response and recovery locations.

In major disasters, the fire service needs to be disciplined in its response. First responders must be ready and available to their local communities and—when requested—be ready and available to respond should a call for assistance be received from affected jurisdictions.

Those who wish to volunteer in response are encouraged to visit National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster to find member organizations taking volunteers.

FEMA has Hurricane Florence resources available.

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