Procedure for Deployments
FAIC publicizes the NHR hotline: (202) 661-8068. A team member volunteers to answer the hotline each month (the number is forwarded to his or her home, office, or cell phone). Using a form to organize information, the hotline volunteer gathers key data and contacts, and then forwards that information to the NHR Coordinator (Rebecca Elder).
The Coordinator, in consultation with the FAIC Emergency Programs Coordinator (Jessica Unger), puts together an Incident Action Plan (if warranted) and begins to contact and/or solicit volunteers. The Coordinator and the FAIC office make arrangements for travel, housing, and supplies. A team leader is identified to be the main liaison on the ground.