Looking for help now?
Contact your local Health Safety & Work Life Regional Practice or CG SUPRT 24/7/365.
Completion of all the above listed training is mandatory for registration with the SCF.
A provision in the 2006 Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act authorized DHS to create a surge capacity force (SCF) of federal employees to augment a catastrophic disaster response. The Act calls for deployable non-FEMA DHS employees to be part of the SCF. The Secretary of DHS will activate the SCF when a catastrophic incident, such as a hurricane Katrina event, exceeds the capacity of FEMA’s existing disaster workforce to respond. Volunteering for the DHS SCF is a unique opportunity for Coast Guard civilian employees to assist individuals in need during major disasters or emergencies and support USCG and DHS missions, including a one DHS approach in protecting the American Homeland.