In times of disaster, our emergency response organizations often have the need for a diverse list of items; trucks, storage space, pumps and earth moving equipment are just a few. In addition, depending on the components of a particular disaster, experts in various areas such as chemicals, radiation and explosives can be extremely helpful as our region responds to an incident.
When disaster strikes, our business community is often the first to provide these types of critical assets. Private Assets for Region Responders (PARR) will take our region’s business community’s inherent willingness to support with physical assets and critical personnel, and organize them in an easily accessed computerized database. This database will greatly increase the visibility of available assets to our regions responders.
Through Private Assets for Region Responders, businesses list assets, both physical as well as personnel, that they may have available for use by our Region 13 emergency responders. If the need arises, Region 13 emergency management will call on PARR participants to supply these assets.
“The PARR program is a great way for the region 13 business community to show its support of our region’s emergency responders.”
- Chief Robert Full, Chairman, PA Region 13 Task Force
If your company would like to help our region’s emergency response and recovery through participation as a PARR PARTNER, email Kelly Barcic at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-392-2416.
PARR, a program of partnership between the Pittsburgh Regional Business Coalition for Homeland Security and PA Region 13 Task Force