The National Crisis Event Response and Recovery (CERRA) Effort

The Crisis Event Response and Recovery Access (CERRA) represents a nationwide effort sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Council (ESSCC) to create a nationwide standard for access after emergency events. CERRA is designed to allow emergency management, law enforcement, and businesses to coordinate access and ensure predictable, expedited, and efficient economic recovery. 

CERRA uses a local approach in which jurisdictions use the CERRA Framework to adopt their own Emergency Access Program that allows them to become interoperable nationwide, and also include various additions and amendments that are crucial to their individual jurisdiction. This process is coordinated through TruEntry to ensure that each jurisdiction can understand the exact steps they need to take in order to get involved with CERRA and that they can participate with ease. 

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