This table compares Emergency Support Functions (ESF) described in the National Response Framework (NRF) and CPG 101 to the Traditional Functional Format in the FEMA CPG 101.  ESF number codes versus FEMA letter codes for each annex is a superficial difference between the two systems. The structural difference between the two systems is that the Traditional Functional Format in the FEMA CPG 101 recommends inserting hazard-specific Appendices into each Functional Annex, while the ESF format adds additional annexes called Incident Annexes. The NRP also adds Support Annexes. Both systems comply with NIMS.


Example Primary Local Agency

Example Support Agency

Traditional Functional Format Annex

National Response Plan, 2004

Federal Response Plan, 1999

Mayor, County Manager, Office of Emergency Mgt (FD)

CAO, Legal, Risk Mgt (Fin. & Mgt.) AGIS (Planning), Military Liaison

A: Direction & Control

ESF #5 Emergency Management

ESF #10 Oil and Hazardous Materials Response

ESF #14 Long-Term Community Recovery and Mitigation

Worker Safety and Health Support Annex

ESF #5 Information & Planning

ESF #10 Hazardous Materials

Amend. 11b Terrorism Incident Annex

City Radio Communications (ISD, Finance & Management)

RACES, EAS, USAR, phone co., Cell Phone Providers

B: Communications & Warning

ESF #2 Communications


ESF #2 Communications

Communications Officer City, County, Office of the Mayor

PIO’s from Local, State & Federal agencies

C: Emergency Public Information

ESF #15 External Affairs

Public Affairs Support Annex

Tribal Relations Support Annex

ESF #6 Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services


Public Information Support Annex ESF #5 Information & Planning

ESF #6 Mass Care


Sheriff, Police Dept.

Corrections & Detention

D: Law Enforcement

ESF #13 Public Safety and Security

Amendment 11b Terrorism Incident Annex

Fire Dept. City, County

Environmental Health, LEPC


E: Fire & Rescue

ESF #4 Firefighting

ESF #9 Urban Search and Rescue

ESF #10 Oil and Hazardous Materials Response

ESF #4 Firefighting

ESF #9 Urban Search and Rescue

ESF #10 Hazardous Materials

Public Health Officer City, County, Dept. of Emergency Medicine

NDMS, OMI, DMAT, Lifeguard, major hospitals, VA, FD

F: Health & Medical

ESF #8 Public Health and Medical Services


ESF #8 Health and Medical

Public Works City, County

Power Co.


G: Public Works

ESF #3 Public Works and Engineering

ESF #12 Energy


ESF #3 Public Works and Engineering

ESF #12 Energy

Finance & Management City, County

City, County Transit/Parking, VOAD, Community Services, Solid Waste, Aviation, Liaison with bus companies, ABF Freight

H: Transportation & Resources

ESF #1 Transportation

ESF #7 Resource Support

ESF #11 Agriculture and Natural Resources

Financial Management Support Annex

Logistics Management Support Annex

Private-Sector Coordination Support Annex

Volunteer and Donations Management Support Annex

ESF #1 Transportation (for evacuations)

ESF #7 Resource Support

ESF #11 Food

Financial Management Support Annex

Sheriff, Police Dept.

Transportation Dept., Public Works City, County

J: Evacuation

ESF #1 Transportation

ESF #1 Transportation (for evacuations)

Red Cross, Animal Disaster Coordinator

Animal Control, Cultural & Recreational Svcs./ Zoo

K: Reception & Mass Care

ESF #6 Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services

ESF #11 Agriculture and Natural Resources

ESF #6 Mass Care

ESF #11 Food





Congressional Relations Support Annex




Biological Incident Annex




Appendix to All Annexes: Hurricane, Earthquake, High Winds/Tornado, Flood

Catastrophic Incident Annex





Cyber Incident Annex





Food and Agriculture Incident Annex (to be published in a subsequent version of this plan)




Appendix to Annex A, B, C, F, G, H, J, K

Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex




Appendix to Annex A, E, F, G, H, J, K

Oil and Hazardous Materials Incident Annex




Appendix to Annex A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K

Terrorism Incident Law Enforcement and Investigation Incident Annex




(Annexes I & L are shells for local situation annexes)