When the news shows major disasters, you often see images of people leaving the area and going to shelters. These shelters are set up with facilities to provide restrooms, showers, water and food. Cots are set up for sleeping spaces, and emergency medical spaces provide needed care. What you don’t see is where the facilities get the extra capacity to house large numbers of people escaping the disaster. Whether the disaster is a fire, flood, earthquake or storm, shelters have to be set up quickly.
When public spaces have to be transformed into shelters, governments will turn to an emergency relief company for support. These companies can provide bathrooms, medical equipment, sleeping arrangements and other things to give people safe shelter while an emergency area is being stabilized.
Emergency shelters are usually set up in large gathering places like gymnasiums or community event spaces. These sites are made to hold