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Emergency Support Functions (ESF)
The organizational categories used in the National Response Framework as well as the Commonwealth of Virginia's Emergency Operations Plan are the Emergency Support Functions (ESF) . The ESFs provide the structure for coordinating inter-agency support for a response to an incident.

Emergency Support Functions (Sample listing of Team Norfolk Partners)
Emergency Support Function 1
  • Norfolk Public Works
  • Norfolk Airport Authority
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Hampton Roads Transit
  • Virginia Port Authority
  • VDOT
  • Virginia State Police
  • Dept. of Homeland Security, Infrastructure Protection
Emergency Support Function 2
  • Amateur Radio
  • Norfolk Police, Norfolk Fire/Rescue, Norfolk IT
  • FEMA Task Force II
  • Cox Communications, Verizon
  • State Interoperability Coordinator
  • Virginia Department of Emergency Management
  • Virginia National Guard, Virginia Defense Force
  • Virginia State Police
  • Dept. of Homeland Security, Infrastructure Protection
  • Joint Task Force – Civil Support
  • U.S. Coast Guard
Emergency Support Function 6
(Mass Care, Housing & Human Services)

  • Norfolk Human Services
  • Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority
  • Norfolk Office of End Homelessness
  • Norfolk Community Services Board
  • Norfolk Department of Public Health
  • Norfolk Recreation, Parks & Open Space
  • Endependence Center
  • 211 Virginia
  • FEMA Region III
  • Amerigroup
  • Navy Region Mid-Atlantic / Naval Station Norfolk
    (Fleet/Family Support Center, NMCRS Little Creek)
  • Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters
    (American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Operation Blessing)
Emergency Support Function 8
(Public Health and Medical)
  • Norfolk Fire & Rescue
  • Norfolk Department of Public Health/VDH
    (Medical Reserve Corps)
  • Sentara Hospitals
    (Norfolk General, Leigh Memorial)
  • Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters
  • HR Metropolitan Medical Response System
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
  • Regional Hospital Coordination Center
  • Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Emergency Support Function 13
(Public Safety and Security)
  • Norfolk Police Department
  • Norfolk Sheriff’s Office
  • Norfolk Airport Authority
  • NSU, ODU, EVMS, TCC Police and Security
  • Virginia State Police
    (Fusion Center)
  • FBI Norfolk
  • U.S. Marshalls
  • Dept. of Homeland Security
Emergency Support Function 15
(External Affairs)

  • Norfolk Communications & Community Enrichment
  • Norfolk Marketing and Communications
  • Norfolk Libraries
  • Norfolk Recreation, Parks & Open Space
  • Military Public Information Officers
  • 211 Virginia
  • NSU Radio
  • WHRO
  • Virginia Department of Emergency Management
  • Norfolk / Virginia Department of Health
  • Virginia Department of Transportation
  • FEMA Region III