Deployment, Training and Exercises
Working together as a team – not just as a group of individuals – is a critical part of the success of any NDMS mission. NDMS teams train together so that they are better prepared to protect health and save lives when seconds count. As part of their training, NDMS professionals may work with other members of their team from across town or NDMS members from across the country.
When it is time to deploy, NDMS members from different teams may come together to support response operations. NDMS draws on expertise from across the system to compose teams that are flexible and sized to match the community’s need after a disaster, responding within hours rather than days. Caches of NDMS equipment also are standardized and deploy from centralized warehouses to meet the team’s needs.