Emergency Field Operations Manual

This resource is meant to assist Emergency Responders with Basic operational set-up in the initial stages of an emergency.

Immediately upon arrival in the country after a crisis, one should refer to the Emergency Response Operations Set-Up Checklist (EROS). The EROS guides decision makers at country and regional levels to make informed decisions on critical Operations related issues during the first 2 to 3 weeks following a disaster. The checklist questions focus on key actions and considerations to speed up implementation, while maintaining compliance with agency policies and procedures.

It will be good to take some time to review this short presentation which discusses common operational challenges in emergencies as well as guidance and resources to address these challenges.

Please find the PowerPoint of this presentation for training purposes


Office Set-up:  The set-up team, security, equipment, facilities, vehicles, and admin systems

Finance:  How to set up and run an Operating Cash on Hand (OCH) account

Human Resources:  Planning for, recruiting, hiring, orienting and taking care of staff

Procurement:  Processes, forms, and advice for basic purchasing

Warehousing:  Processes, forms, and advice to receive, store, and send goods

All Attachments:  A consolidated list of all the attachments to the sections listed above

Clicking on any of the links above will bring you to the introductory page for that section.  Each topic has its own menu that will appear on the right side of all the pages in the section.