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ID
2-509-1034
Name
Logistics Section Chief (NQS)
Status
Published
Version
2.0
Updated
6/14/2021 11:13:38 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 Logistics Section Chief oversees the provision of all the incident’s support needs—such as ordering resources and providing facilities, transportation, supplies, equipment maintenance, equipment fuel, communications and food and medical services—for incident personnel.
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Incident Management Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Develops and implements a transition plan based on escalating incident complexity
Type 3The Logistics Section Chief: 1.Establishes or transitions into the Logistics Section 2.Supervises and configures the section with branches and units to support operations, as necessary 3.Manages logistical needs 4.Provides facilities, services, personnel and materials in support of the incident 5.Advises the Incident Commander (IC) on all matters related to logistics planning, facilities, communications and the ordering, receipt, storage, transport and onward
Type 4No Type 4
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Type 3Not Specified
Type 4No Type 4
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 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Completion 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: 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. E/L 0967: National Incident Management System Incident Command System All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief, or equivalent 9. United States Fire Administration (USFA) O0305: Type 3 All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT) Introduction, or equivalent
Type 4Not Applicable
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1.Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the NIMS Type 1 Logistics Section Chief, or equivalent AHJ documentation 2.Satisfactory performance as a NIMS Type 2 Logistics Section Chief documentation 2. Satisfactory performance as a National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 2 Logistics Section Chief
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1. Successful completion of the NQS PTB for the NIMS Type 2 Logistics Section Chief, or equivalent AHJ documentation 2. Satisfactory performance as a NIMS Type 3 Logistics Section Chief
Type 31. Successful completion of the NQS PTB for the NIMS Type 3 Logistics Section Chief, or equivalent AHJ documentation 2.Experience in incident management in a subordinate position
Type 4No Type 4
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the NQS defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Light
Type 4No Type 4
CurrencyA higher position is one for which this position is a prerequisite.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in this position during a qualifying incident, planned event, exercise, drill or simulation at least once every five years
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every five years
Type 4Not Applicable
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Type 3Not Specified
Type 4Not Applicable
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.
1429
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Incident Management Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Incident Commander
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Logistics Section Chief, latest edition adopted
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019
FEMA, NIMS Training Program, May 2020
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