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DASP: Emergency Response

The DASP provides personnel and equipment to help U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) meet its operational and management needs. With a roster of over 200 Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employees trained in USAID/OFDA systems and procedures, the DASP arranges short and long-term detail assignments to support USAID/OFDA.

The DASP has provided a variety of detailer support to USAID/OFDA in Washington, DC and overseas over the past five years. On average, DASP detailers have annually contributed over 1,037 days of work (equivalent of four work years) to USAID/OFDA response efforts. Desired skills include logistics, operations, planning, programming, disaster assessment and response, facilitation, training, watershed management, engineering, and forestry.

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By accessing Forest Service and BLM warehouses and supply caches, the DASP also provides specialized equipment to meet USAID/OFDA’s emergency response needs worldwide including field support packs, remote location kits, office supply kits, first aid kits, chainsaws, radio equipment, wildland firefighting equipment, and other supplies.

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