The National Guard remains demobilized first as the local agencies handles the remaining tasks (Demobilization phase)
a. The National Guard mostly, provides secondary equipments compared to those provided by state and local agencies and the private sectors. The National Guard remains involved because the incident overwhelmed the local community resources. Most remaining activities lies within the capacity of local agencies, and the heavy deployment of National Guard personnel, equipment, and expertise no longer required (Demobilization phase).
The National Guard remains primarily equipped to help with rescue missions. They offer assistance when local departments do not have the capacity or expertise to work in extreme conditions. During demobilization, most rescue activities end up completed successfully, and rescue teams and crews from the National Guard no longer needed.
b. The National Guard also remain deployed to offer medical treatment and assistance. During demobilization, the Red Cross and local healthcare departments will take over the duties assigned to the National Guard. National Guard medical and emergency personnel and equipment remains non-essential hence the need for demobilization.
c. Some state funding goes to the deployed National Guard Personnel, equipment, and expertise. The National Guard deployment is initially heavy to assist the overwhelmed local community resources. The demobilization of National Guards is necessary to reduce costs on unused resources (Demobilization phase).
2. Fire service and rescue personnel and equipment will be demobilized to home units
a. Fire service and rescue personnel helps to protect life and property during the incident. Their major task in the winter storm is to help rescue and protect people in traffic and devastated homes and schools. With the high snowfall, most people remain stuck in traffic. After a successful rescue mission, fire service and rescue personnel remain unrequired, and other local agencies can take over (Demobilization phase).
b. Fire service response resources are no longer required, and demobilization remains necessary to reduce spending on unused resources. All fire service and rescue personnel completes response objectives, and hence not necessarily required in the recovery period(Demobilization phase).
c. Fire services equipment merely needed back in their home units to respond to other issues within the community. Timely demobilization of these resources ensures availability to respond to other emergencies. Early demobilization of fire service and personnel also ensures timely repair and replacement of equipment(Demobilization phase).
3. Gas company personnel remain non-essential after the release of heavy machines and equipment from the National Guard and Fire service
a. Gas companies and suppliers mainly needed to operate heavy equipment and vehicles during rescue and relief missions. They also assist to generate electricity using generators in rescue shelters and relief centers. After the demobilization of the National Guard and Fire service equipment and vehicles, less gas remain necessary, hence the need to demobilize gas supplies and personnel(Demobilization phase).
b. Electricity company personnel takes over power issues, and local community gas stations hence used for refueling. There is no need for the deployment of gas suppliers on the ground since refueling is not instantaneous. Local electricity personnel were overwhelmed in ensuring electricity supplies in the affected area. During the aftermath, the demand is less, and they can effectively supply electricity to affected areas and restore destroyed poles and power lines(Demobilization phase).
c. Restoration involves returning to normal, and gas suppliers should return to their stations to serve the locals. Gas supply vehicles and personnel will not be necessary for the aftermath(Demobilization phase).