Family Assistance Response Community

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​​The NTSB’s Transportation Disaster Assistance Division (TDA) assists with planning an effective family assistance response following a transportation accident. We accomplish this goal during the preparedness phase of the disaster management cycle by working closely with:

  • local, state, tribal and federal government agencies;
  • nongovernmental and private organizations; and
  • transportation operators.

TDA specialists collaborate with the family assistance response community to ensure key concepts and operational aspects of a family assistance operation are understood and implemented during a response.

Legislation and Planning Resources

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Federal Family Assistance Legislation: Aviation Accidents

NTSB Federal Family Assistance Plan for Aviation Disasters

Federal Family Assistance Legislation: Rail Passenger Accidents

NTSB Fede​​​ral Family Assistance Plan for Rail Disaster​

Planning, Preparedness & Training for Transportation Accidents 

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