Emergency managers lead the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s response to natural and human-caused disasters such as oil spills, hurricanes, wildlife disease outbreaks and hazardous chemical spills. Saving human lives is the top priority. Protecting property and wildlife habitat follows.
When Fish and Wildlife Service facilities are incapacitated by a disaster, emergency managers ensure that critical government functions continue at other sites, if need be. The Fish and Wildlife Service’s physical security program averts unauthorized access to federal staff, property and systems.
Through their skilled preparation and quick response, emergency managers help minimize the impact of natural disasters, such as storms, floods and fires, and man-made disasters, such as oil spills and derailments, on communities and ecological systems.