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ID
11-509-1293
Name
Food Unit Leader (NQS)
Status
Published
Updated
11/7/2019 4:10:40 PM
Released
11/20/2017
Resource Category
Logistics and Transportation
Primary Core Capability
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Food Unit Leader manages the Food Unit for emergency response and disaster response and relief personnel
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Food Unit Leader: 1. Manages the Food Unit for emergency response and disaster response and relief personnel 2. Coordinates feeding of response personnel through the use of field kitchens, contracted catering, and other available resources 3. Determines feeding needs at all incident facilities, including menu plans, facilities for food preparation and serving, potable water, and maintenance of the food service areas 4. Ensures staff take appropriate health and safety measures during food preparation and service 5. Keeps inventory of food and monitors food orders 6. Establishes or transitions into a unit under the Logistics Section 7. Configures unit with personnel to support operations
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 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 6. E/G/L 0191: Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Food Unit Leader, or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) documentation 2. Experience feeding, or organizing feeding, for large groups (three meals per day for 50 to 250 persons) for multiple days 3. Experience developing, coordinating, and evaluating integrated and comprehensive plans for food preparation and coordination of feeding for large groups of persons 4. Experience in incident management in a subordinate position
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the NQS defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Light
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, 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
Requestor specifies any additional qualifications necessary based on incident complexity and needs
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Food Unit Leader, latest edition adopted
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016