U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource: Shelter Management Team
Category: 1 Mass Care (ESF #6)
Kind: Team
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Shelter Supervisor Number Determined by Size of Shelter Operations X X X    
Medical Services Manager X        
Operations Manager (water, sanitation, power, structural) X X      
Food Services Manager X        
Exposure Control Monitor (depends on type of event) Optional Optional Optional    


The Shelter Management Team provides the managerial and operation support for a shelter used to house, feed, counsel, provide first aid, and related social services and welfare activities required to assist the victims of an emergency. Responsibilities of the team may include all or some of the following: operating the shelter; establishing security; ensuring the availability of adequate care, food, sanitation, and first aid; selecting and training personnel to perform operational tasks; monitoring contamination; performing decontamination; establishing exposure control and monitoring; monitoring overpressure and filtration systems; performing post-event reconnaissance; and directing egress.


National Mutual Aid & Resource Management Initiative
Emergency Management