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IS-821.A: Critical Infrastructure Support Annex

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Course Overview

The National Response Framework (NRF) presents the guiding principles that enable all response partners to prepare for and provide a unified national response to disasters and emergencies – from the smallest incident to the largest catastrophe. As part of the NRF, Support Annexes describe how Federal departments and agencies, the private sector, volunteer organizations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) coordinate and execute the common support processes and administrative tasks required during an incident. The actions described in the Support Annexes are not limited to particular types of events, but are overarching in nature and applicable to nearly every type of incident. This course provides an introduction to the Critical Infrastructure Support Annex to the NRF.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between the NRF and critical infrastructure preparedness.
  • Define the role of the Infrastructure Liaison in supporting coordination with the critical infrastructure sectors and all levels of partners.
  • Identify the processes defined in the NRF for ensuring that critical infrastructure considerations are integrated into incident response efforts.

Primary Audience

This course is intended for government executives, private-sector and nongovernmental organization (NGO) leaders, and emergency management practitioners. This includes senior elected and appointed leaders, such as Federal department or agency heads, State Governors, mayors, tribal and territorial leaders, and city or county officials who have a responsibility to provide for effective response.


IS 800, National Response Framework, An Introduction (note: IS 800, IS 800.a, IS 800.b or IS 800.c are acceptable).



Course Length:

1 hour
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