In a bid to further decentralize disaster management, efforts are being made to create and activate Disaster Reaction Units (DRUs).
These are designated military units established through the instrument of the National Disaster Response Plan (NDRP) and charged with the responsibility of providing immediate assistance to civil authorities to reduce further loss of lives and property as well as human suffering during a National Disaster.
The DRU is comprised of designated units of the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force. The extensive organizational structure and numerous locations of the Armed Forces have been used in the constitution of the DRUs.
These units are used to ensure that every area of the country is effectively covered considering the ability of the military to respond swiftly and effectively because of their specialized skills.