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ID
1-509-1337
Name
Animal Emergency Response Team Leader
Status
Published
Updated
10/26/2018 2:15:28 PM
Released
06/19/2018
Resource Category
Animal Emergency Response
Primary Core Capability
Operational Coordination
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Animal Emergency Response Team Leader leads and coordinates an Animal Emergency Response Team within the incident command structure, working in one or more of the following competency areas: 1. Companion animals, including pets, service animals, and assistance animals 2. Livestock, including food or fiber animals and domesticated equine species 3. Wildlife animals, captive wildlife, and zoo animals 4. Laboratory animals
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
such as an Animal Evacuation, Transport, and Re-entry Team or an Animal Sheltering Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Animal Emergency Response Team Leader: 1. Serves as the team leader 2. Manages team members 3. Manages operational missions assigned to the team 4. Helps identify, procure, and allocate resources to support animal emergency response missions 5. Facilitates communications to, from, and within the team 6. Coordinates team activities within the incident command structure 7. Ensures team safety 8. Ensures compliance with animal welfare standards
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents 3. ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 4. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 5. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Three years of experience as a supervisor or team leader in an animal care setting 2. Leadership experience in an animal emergency response incident or an operations-based exercise
Physical/Medical FitnessPPE is mission specific and may vary by work environment; it includes protective footwear, protective clothing for skin exposure, eye and ear protection, respirators, gloves, and masks.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Performs duties under moderate circumstances characterized by working consecutive 12-hour days under physical and emotional stress for sustained periods of time 2. Is able to work while wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 3. Keeps immunizations up to date and commensurate with mission
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in this position during an operational incident, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every five years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
This position typically works 12 hours per shift, is self-sustainable for 72 hours, and is deployable for up to 14 days
Requestor specifies competency areas necessary based on the animal population the position will serve
647
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Animal Evacuation, Transport, and Re-entry Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Animal Sheltering Team – Animal-Only Shelter
FEMA, NIMS 508: Animal Sheltering Team – Cohabitated Shelter
FEMA, NIMS 508: Animal Sheltering Team – Collocated Shelter
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017