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Eighth District Incident Mangement Branch (drm)

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Incident Management Branch
Eighth Coast Guard District
500 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 671-2230

Incident Management Branch (drm)

The District Eight Incident Management Branch (drm) is responsible for overseeing search and rescue, marine environmental response and natural disaster response operations. Additionally, the following regional coordination responsibilities reside within drm:

  • Regional Response Team (RRT) 6, 7 and 8 Co-Chair;
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 6, 7 and 8 and Regional Interagency Steering Committee (RISC) representative;
  • Mexico-United States Gulf of Mexico (MEXUSGULF) Joint Response Team (JRT) Co-Chair.

The Incident Management Branch is comprised of the Incident Management & Preparedness Advisor, District Response Advisory Team (DRAT) and Command Center.

District Eight DRAT is the nucleaus of the District Resposne Group (DRG) assisting district units with natural disaster response operations as well as identifying, evaluating and working to mitigate the adverse environmental effects of oil discharges and hazardous substance releases into the marine environment.

District Eight Command Center oversees and coordinates Search and Resue, Marine Environmental Protection; Ports, Waterways and Coastal Security; Maritime Law Enforcement and Defense Readiness activities throughout the District Eight area of responsibility encompassing 1,200 miles of coastline including the waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the outermost extent of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and 10,300 miles of inland navigable waterways.

Contact Information:

Chief, Incident Management
(504) 671-2231

Assistant Chief, Incident
Management Branch/District
Response Advisory Team
(504) 671-2005

Incident Management &
Preparedness Advisor:

(504) 671-2234

District Response

Advisory Team (DRAT):

Regional Response Team
(RRT) Coordinator:

(504) 671-2232

Area Contingency Plan
(ACP)/Oil Spill Response
Plan (OSRP)Coordinator:

(504) 671-2233

Equipment Specialist:
(504) 671-2063

Marine Environmental
Training Coordinator:

(504) 671-2235

District Eight Command Center:
(504) 589-6225

Fax: (504) 671-2005

Last Modified 9/19/2013