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Minnesota National Guard
Emergency Management
Request Emergency Assistance

Criteria for usage of the National Guard in emergency operations and procedure for requests.doc

Minnesota National Guard Request Process.pdf

Minnesota Duty Officer

651-649-5451 or 1-800-422-0798

55th Civil Support Team

The unit perform duties in support of emergency preparedness programs to prepare for, or respond to, emergencies involving the use, or threatened use, of a Weapon of Mass Destruction.

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CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosives (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) respond to a CBRNE incident and support local, tribal, state, and federal agencies managing the consequences of the event by providing capabilities to conduct casualty/patient decontamination, medical support, and casualty search and extraction. They provide immediate response capabilities to the Governor to include searching an incident site (including damaged buildings); rescuing any casualties (including extracting anyone trapped in the rubble); personnel decontamination; and performing medical triage (including trauma resuscitation and stabilization).
Quick Reaction Force

The Quick Reaction Force (QRF) provides each state with a ready force capable of delivering, when requested, a unit of 50-75 personnel within 4-8 hours and a follow-on force of up to 400 personnel within 24-36 hours.

They can provide site security, presence patrols/show of force, establish roadblocks and/or checkpoints, control civil disturbances, provide force protection/security for CST or Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) operations, or respond to and assist in protecting selected assets as required.
Fatality & Search Recovery Response Team

The Air National Guard's Fatality & Services Recovery Response Team (FSRT) is activated in response to mass fatality operations or accidents that may require support to local, tribal, state, or federal agencies.

The FSRT is not only associated with natural or man-made disasters, but may include military aircraft mishaps and military mass casualty operations. The FSRT is a reach back capability for the National Guard CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP). FSRT capabilities include fatality management, food service, bed down, and water requirements.
Flood and Fire Response

The Minnesota National Guard, under the direction of the Governor, will provide assistance to civil authorities in response to floods, fires, blizzards and other natural disasters as well as other emergencies.