- Where did they house them?
- Who fed them?
- How did they provide direction and supervision?
- What about liability for spontaneous volunteers with no disaster training operating heavy/dangerous equipment over long hours in trying times.
- And what about screening to keep the bad people away! They do come when things go wrong.
So the question is - does your municipality have a volunteer management system/program ready to go?
Has it been tested? Table top or full exercise?
Again thank you to all the volunteers who show up in the aftermath of any disaster, but we have to have a plan and a system so those 20,000 SUV's don't become the second disaster.