In 2005, the Southern Burn Disaster Plan (pdf) was published, based on the work of the various Burn Center Directors in the southeastern United States. Much of the original work from 2004-05 is still available at www.burndisaster.com
In 2008-09, the Unified Planning Coalition (UPC) designated North Carolina as the lead state to work with southern states and further develop burn disaster preparedness. The UPC represents the leadership of the Emergency Support Function (ESF) #8 - Health and Medical Services from the states in Region IV. In addition to those states in Region IV, other states historically involved and welcomed in this action include Louisiana, Arkansas, Virginia, and West Virginia. The UPC was created to coordinate efforts between the southern states for medical disaster management during a disaster, most commonly hurricane-type disasters.
Southern Region Burn Framework Annex