Emergency Support Functions

Emergency Support Functions

Emergency Support Functions (ESF)

Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) provide the structure for coordinating interagency support for a state response to an incident. ESF's are mechanisms for grouping functions most frequently used by the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) to support the counties during state-declared disasters and emergencies. 

The Incident Command System (ICS) provides for the flexibility to assign an ESF and other stakeholder resources according to their capabilities, taskings and requirements to augment and support emergency operations in order to respond to incidents in a more collaborative and cross cutting manner. 

The 15 Emergency Support Functions are as follows:

  • ESF #1 - Transportation and Infrastructure
  • ESF #2 - Communications
  • ESF #3 - Public Works and Engineering
  • ESF #4 - Fire Service
  • ESF #5 - Emergency Management
  • ESF #6 - Mass Care, Housing and Human Services
  • ESF #7 - Resource Support
  • ESF #8 - Health and Medical Services
  • ESF #9 - Urban Search and Rescue
  • ESF #10 - Oil and Hazardous Material Response
  • ESF #11 - Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • ESF #12 - Energy
  • ESF #13 - Public Safety and Security
  • ESF #14 - Recovery and Mitigation
  • ESF #15 - External Affairs

 

Address

Emergency Support Function
5636 E. McDowell Road Bldg. M5103
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: (602) 464-6211