Full Title Name:  Massachusetts Emergency Support Function 11 (MAESF-11) Agriculture, Animals and Natural Resources

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Country of Origin:  United States Agency Origin:  Department of Agricultural Resources Last Checked:  April, 2021
Summary: The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is an all hazards plan developed to address the natural and man-caused hazards that threaten Massachusetts. The CEMP and ESF Annexes describes the system that will be used in Massachusetts to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from an emergency or disaster. It also identifies and assigns specific areas of responsibility for coordinating resources to support the response to an emergency or disaster. The Massachusetts Emergency Support Function 11 (MAESF-11) Agriculture, Animals and Natural Resources provides a framework for coordination and cooperation across state agencies and other organizations regarding the control and support of animal sheltering, search, rescue, recovery, and reunification needs and activities before, during, and after a disaster, or emergency.
Documents:  PDF icon MAESF-11 Agriculture Animals and Natural Resources FINAL 12-2018.pdf (315.62 KB)

The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is an all hazards plan developed to address the natural and man-caused hazards that threaten Massachusetts.

The full plan and specific emergency support functions may be found at https://www.mass.gov/lists/comprehensive-emergency-management-plan

The CEMP and ESF Annexes describes the system that will be used in Massachusetts to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from an emergency or disaster. It also identifies and assigns specific areas of responsibility for coordinating resources to support the response to an emergency or disaster.

The Massachusetts Emergency Support Function 11 (MAESF-11) Agriculture, Animals and Natural Resources is attached as a pdf and contains the following stated purpose:

1.1. Purpose

The Massachusetts Emergency Support Function 11 (MAESF-11) Agriculture, Animals and Natural Resources provides a framework for coordination and cooperation across state agencies and other organizations regarding the control and support of animal sheltering, search, rescue, recovery, and reunification needs and activities before, during, and after a disaster, or emergency.

In addition, this Annex provides guidance to address issues concerning agriculture and natural resources to include: the impacts of livestock, crops, plant disease, pest control, foreign animal disease or animal disease and other related incidents affecting the health, safety, and welfare of humans and animals before, during and after a disaster or emergency.

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