From LA State Government
We are experiencing an increasing number of fire, rescue and police units self-deploying themselves to assist here in Louisiana, creating additional logistical problems.
We ask that you send out a directive via your established communications links to fire, rescue and police units that they follow the prescribed FEMA and EMAC procedure when offering aid. If they wish to help, they should make that known to their state EOC so that we can more effectively utilize their generous offers of assistance.
The enormity of the logistics equals the destruction that you have seen in the news. The task before us is great, and there will be ample opportunity to assist brother and sister first responders in Louisiana during their time of need.
But that assistance should and must be coordinated through each state’s Emergency Operations Center.