The Alabama Recovery Coalition for the Financial Sector is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the resiliency and availability of Alabama's financial community by:

  • Establishing alliances with the State EMA and local EMA offices across the state and other public agencies of state and local government which have emergency preparedness responsibilities for exchange of ideas and resources to act appropriately following a disaster or an event effecting financial services. We also have infrastructure resources available for recovery efforts in the Federal Recovery Coalition infrastructure as needed for an event
  • Serving the people working in Alabama financial community while they safeguard their families;

Since inception of the Coalition on June 1, 2006, the banks in the State of Alabama have come together and formed an alliance in communication planning, Credential access to a disaster area at time of event as well as working closely with the Emergency Management Association and the regulatory agencies.


ARCFS Membership

Each Alabama Bankers Association bank member has bank approved representatives on file with the ARCFS via the ABA. Key Contacts listings must be maintained and have access to the ARCFS Community Communication System for use as needed. Key Contacts will also have access to this information using the ABA app. ABA app information can be found here . If you would like to confirm your key contacts or add key contacts for your bank, please email:

ARCFS Regions

The State has been organized into four regions to allow more structure, coordination and for more defined response capabilities in the event of a natural or unnatural disaster.
ARCFS regions and map

ARCFS Web Links

Emergency and general information for ARCFS members:

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Alabama State Banking Department
FBIIC GETS Pilot Program
FS-ISAC (Financial Reserve Emergency Services)
U.S. Department of State (Travel Advisories)

Upcoming Events

ARCFS in-person meetings are held three times per year. The meetings are usually held in the March, June and October timeframes. Notifications of these meetings are sent out by the Alabama Bankers Association. If you are not currently receiving ARCFS meeting emails, please notify the ABA at