GSA Partners in Emergency Response, Disaster Recovery
GSA provides critical acquisition support to first responders in times of emergency and natural disasters. In an emergency, GSA acquires essential supplies; acquires leased space to house disaster centers and federal disaster claims processing centers; and provides tools and equipment to support debris removal and infrastructure rebuilding.
GSA bought 120 truckloads of water, 5,500 hygiene kits, and thousands of other products in support of recovery efforts after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, for example. Additionally, during an active wildfire season, GSA provides an average of 1,600 tons of equipment and supplies to support firefighting and replenishment efforts.