The US Army Corps of Engineers coordinates federal public works and engineering related support during natural and manmade emergencies. USACE utilizes Planning and Response Teams to respond to these emergencies. Each team is organized by mission area and is comprised of USACE employees who volunteer and undergo special response training.
Primary mission teams include: Commodities, National Ice, National Water, Temporary Emergency Power, Debris Removal, Temporary Roofing, Temporary Housing, Infrastructure Assessment and Urban Search and Rescue.
Southwestern Division has Combined Commodities, Debris, Emergency Power, Temporary Roofing, and Urban Search and Rescue teams.