The National Flood Fight Materiel Center (NFFMC) at the Rock Island District was established to supplement USACE district warehoused levels, provide cost-effective surge and replenishment support, and reestablish district stocks during recovery operations. The NFFMC maintains baseline inventories and indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts with capabilities to provide flood fight materials support to districts throughout the continental United States.
Under authority of Public Law 84-99, during flood emergencies the Corps of Engineers may provide tribal, state, and local communities with flood fight supplies and equipment. USACE Districts maintain stocks of flood fight supplies and equipment based on historical usage patterns and forecasted conditions to provide for district-wide flood events.
The NFFMC can provide the following support:
- Polyethylene Sheeting
- Large (Airlift Capable) Sandbags
- Wire rope slings
- Expedient Temporary Flood Barrier Products (e.g. HESCO Bastion Flood Barriers)
- Flood Pumps (diesel and PTO driven)
- Technical support
Since 2010, the NFFMC has provided over 55,500,000 standard sandbags; 167,500 large airlift sandbags; 5,800 wire rope slings; 11,800 rolls of polyethylene sheeting; over 67 miles of gabion baskets (HESCO) and 467 flood pumps in support of the USACE mission throughout the United States.