Federal Coordinating Structures include: Emergency Support Functions.
The Federal Coordinating Structures include the Emergency Support Functions (ESFs), which are the primary mechanisms for coordinating federal interagency support for response and recovery efforts during emergencies and disasters. There are 15 ESFs, each of which is responsible for coordinating the activities of federal agencies in a specific area of expertise, such as transportation, communications, public works, and health and medical services. The ESFs are activated as needed to provide the necessary support and resources to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and other organizations responding to an emergency or disaster. The Federal Coordinating Structures also include the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) and the National Emergency Coordination Center (NECC), which are responsible for coordinating the overall federal response to emergencies and disasters.