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ID
2-509-1033
Name
Liaison Officer (NQS)
Status
Published
Version
2.0
Updated
6/14/2021 11:04:12 AM
Original Release
10/01/2006
Last Major Release
06/14/2021
Resource Category
Incident Management
Primary Core Capability
Operational Coordination
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Liaison Officer is a conduit of information and assistance between incident personnel and organizations that are assisting or cooperating with the response.
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Incident Managemnt Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Liaison Officer: 1. Serves as the single point of contact (POC) for representatives of government departments and agencies—state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) and federal—as well as for jurisdictions, Nongovernmental Organizations (NGO), private sector organizations and other cooperating agencies and organizations 2. Speaks on behalf of the Incident Commander (IC) 3. Ensures that those who are not part of the command staff but who contribute to an incident’s prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery receive appropriate information and exchange communications with the Incident Management Team (IMT)
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Training1. Identified equivalent trainings should meet or exceed course learning objectives. 2. The NIMS Training Program defines a national baseline to guide and promote NIMS training. It provides recommendations to assist Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) in developing their own training plans, tailored to their specific needs.
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. ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff –Complex Incidents 5. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 6. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 7. E/G/L 0191: Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface 8. E0956: National Incident Management System Incident Command System All-Hazards Liaison Officer Course, or equivalent 9. United States Fire Administration (USFA) O-0305: Type 3 All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT) Introduction, or equivalent
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the NIMS Liaison Officer, or equivalent AHJ documentation
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 a qualifying incident, planned event, exercise, drill or simulation at least once every three 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 working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation and meals, prior to deployment.
Requestor specifies any additional qualifications necessary, based on incident complexity and needs.
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Incident Management Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Incident Commander
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Liaison Officer, latest edition adopted
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, NIMS Training Program, May 2020
FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), Position Catalog, latest edition published
United States Fire Administration (USFA), O-0305: All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT) Introduction, latest edition published