The Field Services Section is responsible for outreach to local communities. The Section provides technical and organizational assistance in preparing for, responding to, mitigating and recovering from natural, human-caused, technological or nuclear disasters and emergency situations. The Section is staffed with nine full-time employees and one part-time employee who serve the 234 New Hampshire communities.
Section representatives function as liaisons with local communities during activations of the State Emergency Operations Center. Section representatives establish and maintain communications with affected communities, pass along event-related information, and ensure resource requests are handled properly.
Program assistance and promotion is provided by the Field Services Section during normal operations through the support of agency programs and assistance to communities and other agencies with a variety of items.
Local Emergency Operations Plans (LEOPs) establish a framework for local governments to provide assistance in an expeditious manner to save lives and to protect property in the event of a disaster. The purpose of LEOPs is to facilitate the delivery of all types of emergency response activities and to help deal with the consequences of significant disasters. The LEOP's outline the planning assumptions, policies, concept of operations, organizational structures and specific assignments of responsibility to the local departments and agencies involved in coordinating the local, state and federal response activities.
Public and Individual Disaster Assistance is aid to state or local governments to pay part of the costs of rebuilding a community's damaged infrastructure. Public Assistance may include debris removal, emergency protective measures and public services, and repair of damaged public property. Individual disaster assistance is financial or direct assistance to individuals and families whose property has been damaged or destroyed as a result of a federally declared disaster and whose losses are not covered by insurance. It is meant to help with critical expenses that cannot be covered in other ways.
There are seven field representatives that cover the State of NH. Refer to the Field Representative Coverage Map to see who represents your community.
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