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DuPage Guide to Community Services

Federal Public Works/Engineering ESF

Code: TH-1500.1800-650

Federal government departments and agencies that have primary responsibility for or a support role in providing public works and engineering support to assist the state(s) in needs related to lifesaving or life protection following an incident of national significance (ESF #3). Activities include emergency clearance of debris for reconnaissance of the damage area and passage of emergency personnel; temporary construction of emergency access routes which include damaged streets, roads, bridges, ports, waterways, airfields and other necessary facilities; emergency restoration of critical public services and facilities including adequate amounts of potable water, temporary water supply systems and the provision of water for firefighting; technical assistance and damage assessment including inspection of structures; and emergency demolition or stabilization of damaged structures.

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