On a state/local scale, government agencies like fire departments and police stations are responsible for overseeing the rescue operation. Nongovernmental organizations like The Red Cross provide assistance in meeting basic needs such as food, medical care, shelter, etc. during times of crises. Globally, non-profits such as UNICEF and Oxfam work to improve living conditions by implementing initiatives like disease prevention, education, infrastructure development, etc.
Overall then having access to these different types of resources can be invaluable when responding quickly and effectively to disasters both big and small—as it helps ensure that all involved parties have access to necessary aid/services in order achieve desired outcomes following an event.