When disaster strikes, immediate access to essential resources is necessary if emergencies are to be managed effectively.
Mission Ready Packages—specific response and recovery capabilities that are organized, developed, trained, and exercised prior to an emergency or disaster—help make this happen.
Mission Ready Packages are based on NIMS resource typing but take the concept one step further by considering the mission, limitations that might impact the mission, required support, the footprint of the space needed to stage and complete the mission, and the estimated cost.
Mission Ready Packages also include credentialed personnel: those who are identified by the resource provider as having the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to conduct that specific mission.
Resource Providers should develop MRPs in cooperation with state emergency management agencies after being told that the resource would be valuable for use during intrastate or interstate mutual aid deployments.
Developing Your Resource-Specific Mission Ready Package using the EMAC Mission Ready Package Template:
The following Microsoft Excel workbooks provide the templates you need to develop your resource-specific Mission Ready Package with cost estimate. These templates are compatible with the EMAC Operations System used by state emergency management agencies.
Note: Workbooks have multiple tabs (worksheets).