National Response Coordination Center (NRCC)
The National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) is a multiagency center located at FEMA Headquarters. During an incident, the NRCC operates on a 24/7 basis or as required to:
  • Monitor potential or developing incidents.
  • Support the efforts of regional and field components, including coordinating the preparedness of national-level emergency response teams and resources.
  • Initiate mission assignments or reimbursable agreements to activate other Federal departments and agencies (in coordination with Regional Response Coordination Centers).
  • Activate and deploy national-level specialized teams.
In addition, the NRCC resolves Federal resource support conflicts and other implementation issues forwarded from the field.
FEMA employees at NRCC