Frequently Asked Questions
How are you activated for a mission or assignment?
E-mail, phone call or text from SERVFL. Radio and TV could possibly be used as back-up.
How do you respond in the SERVL system?
Log-in and respond as available or not available.
When do you report when assigned to a mission?
When assigned and specific instructions are given.
What information will you be given before responding?
How long deployed
Where to go to
When to report and arrive
Who to report to
What to bring
Who to check in with
What personal preparation do you need to make before responding to a mission?
Prepare your own house for storm
Pack your go-bag
Ensure your family is prepared
Take care of medications and medical needs
Secure your badge and ID
Fuel your vehicle
Take care of your pets
Notify your employer call boss
What would you bring with you on an in-county deployment if you only expected it to last 10 hours? How would that differ from an out of county deployment expected to last for several days?
Cell phone, charger and alternate power charger
Change of clothing
ID and badge
If wanted, tablets or computers
Mask, gloves and personal protective equipment
Medication you personally need
Toiletry items/toilet tissue
Important papers in case your home is damaged
As above plus:
Camping gear if told you will need it
Clothing for time deployed
When do you start preparing for the possibility of a mission request?
Now. Have family plan and go-bag ready
What do you do upon your arrival at duty station/shelter?
Check in and receive assignment