Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency Preparedness and Response

This committee is responsible for the coordination of emergency preparedness, security and employee safety coordination among the St. Louis Federal agencies. There is one sub-group which helps this committee complete its mission:

The Regional (Continuity of Operations) COOP Working Group assists with planning of annual interagency emergency exercise as well as provides assistance and up-to-date information for agency COOP plans. The COOP Working Group also insures agencies have adequate Occupant Emergency Plans and assists with communications plans for emergency communication among federal agencies and with state and local officials. If you would like more information about this committee or would like to become a member, please contact the STL FEB office at (314) 539-6312.


State of Missouri – Overall  information on disaster planning and preparations and related agencies are at this site.  

State of Illinois – Information on Disaster Relief process.


  •  Federal Emergency Management Agency
  •  Ready America, Business and Kids (Prepare. Plan. Stay informed)
  •  Critical Human Resource issues for a Pandemic 


The National Weather Service hosts Severe Storm Spotter/Weather Safety training classes. The classes are free and open to everyone. To be listed as a NWS St. Louis Storm Spotter database, you must attend a class taught by NWS personnel. More information including class schedules at: Skywarn

You may also follow the National Weather St. Louis in St. Louis at their Facebook page


The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) is pleased to present five (5) new independent study courses on the ISC:

1) IS-1170 – Introduction to the Interagency Security Committee (ISC):  Introduces the history of the ISC, its mission, organization, and a basic overview of the ISC Risk Management Process (RMP)

2) IS-1171 – Overview of Interagency Security Committee (ISC) Publications: Discusses the ISC standards, policies, and recommendations that support the RMP

3) IS-1172 – Risk Management Process for Federal Facilities – Facility Security Level (FSL) Determination: Shows the process for determining the Facility Security Level (FSL) for a Federal facility

4) IS-1173 – (FOUO) Levels of Protection (LOP) and Application of the Design-Basis Threat (DBT) Report (U): Covers the process for determining an appropriate Level of Protection (LOP) and how to apply the Design-Basis Threat (DBT) Report; and

5) IS-1174 – Facility Security Committees (FSCs): Explains Facility Security Committee operations and decision-making process.

These courses supersede the old IS-890, IS-891, IS-892, and IS-893 ISC courses, which are no longer available. The new courses are offered free of charge through the Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Management Institute (FEMA/EMI) and are accessible at three locations:

  1. The ISC DHS website;
  2. The ISC HSIN portal; and
  3. FEMA/EMI’s independent study course catalog.