Emergency
respond team is a group of people who prepare for and respond to any emergency
incident, whatever kind of disaster is such as a natural disaster or an
interruption of business operations. In public service organizations as well as
in organizations, emergency respond team are common. This team are already built
before an incident occurs to make sure that if any disaster strikes this team
will help to cooperate, although under certain circumstances the team may be an
ad hoc group of willing volunteers and any people can join to be volunteer.
Emergency response team members ideally are trained and prepared to fulfill the
roles required by the specific situation (for example, to serve as incident commander in
the event of a large-scale public emergency). As the size of an incident grows,
and as more resources are drawn into the event, the command of the situation
may shift through several phases. In a small-scale event, usually only a
volunteer or ad hoc team may respond. In events, both large and small, both
specific member and ad hoc teams may work jointly in a unified command system. Individual team members can be trained in various aspects of the
response, be it medical assistance/first aid, hazardous materials spills, hostage situations, information systems attacks or
disaster relief. Ideally the team has already defined a protocol or set of
actions to perform to mitigate the negative effects of the incident.

Emergency Committee should establish a team or teams of volunteer staff
from each section of the agency to take part in salvaging records after
identifying the threat. All response team members must be accessible by
telephone for after hours call-out. Each team must have a leader and deputy. In
a group, one teams  should have no more
than six to eight members and include management, technical, administrative and
operational staff. Teams will need to be trained in response and recovery
techniques and have good knowledge of preventive measures. Teams will need to
meet at least once a year and be informed of changes in the Disaster
Preparedness Plan.