...attention when time is essential in abating the imminent threat to the lives, health and safety of those affected. While it is not an immediate priority to know whether the event you may be responding to will eventually evolve into a presidentially declared disaster, it is important to always document your activities. Whatever tracking system you may employ, it is imperative that it validates and verifies your activities so that you have the required documentation if the FEMA Public Assistance Program is activated and you need to submit your claims for reimbursement.
All your labor time, equipment usage — both rented and force account, material usage from stock or new purchases, detailed contract procurements information, activated mutual aid agreements, donated resources, etc., must be accurately documented. Utilizing the information and links in this article in conjunction with proper documentation of your activities will increase your eligible reimbursement and likelihood of retaining the much-needed funds.____________________