All-Hazards Logistics

The Disaster Logistics Branch is the central resource management component of VDEM. During both “blue-sky” days and disasters, the Disaster Logistics Branch coordinates resource requests from localities and tribal nations, manages receipt and distribution of disaster supplies, and assists state agencies in resource demands relative to disaster response and recovery. These activities often include the establishment, management, and staging of disaster relief points of distribution (PODs); fulfillment of resource requests from state Emergency Support Functions in the Virginia Emergency Support Team; the coordination of logistics for regional and state Incident Management Teams; the request and deployment of capabilities from other states through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC); and the maintenance of equipment pods that can be set up to support incidents across the Commonwealth.