Incident Catering Services uses the NIMS categories of five types (I-V) of standardized packages and can feed up to 100,000 people if necessary.
- Type I Supports up to 1,000 personnel
- Type II Supports up to 750 personnel
- Type III Supports up to 500 personnel
- Type IV Supports up to 250 personnel
- Type V Supports up to 100 personnel (static or mobile)
There are times when the Federal, State and Local Government or corporations need a “One-Button” solution for all their disaster needs. Incident Catering Services can provide base camps with all the necessary resources including: billeting, kitchens, food, dining facilities, showers, laundry facilities, restrooms, generators, air conditioning and even a recreation facility. We have the largest fleet of its type in the nation.
Beginning in 2005, we responded to the Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts with several units. ICS provided over one million meals at four separate base camps in Louisiana, easily serving more than 2,000 people during numerous single meal periods. We provided two kitchens at the Jackson Support Base located at Jackson Square in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, working under the US Forest Service.
We stationed additional kitchens at Belle Chasse and Port Sulfur, working directly with FEMA. ICS also partnered with a master contractor, which was itself contracted with FEMA to operate at a camp located at McNeese University in Lake Charles. Additionally we provided equipment to a third company which held a private contract in New Orleans and also provided personnel and supplies to the medical unit at the New Orleans Convention Center under FEMA.
The Jackson Square base camp alone served over half of a million meals during its’ duration and ICS has served over 10,000 meals in a single day at one site on numerous occasions.