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Evacuation Coordination Team Leader
1/16/2020 2:57:00 PM
Original Release
Last Major Release
Resource Category
Incident Management
Primary Core Capability
Critical Transportation
Secondary Core Capability
Resource Kind
Overall Function
The Evacuation Coordination Team Leader provides oversight and coordination of the Evacuation Coordination Team
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Evacuation Coordination Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
Type Description
Type 1The Evacuation Coordination Team Leader: 1. Coordinates with key local, regional, state, and Federal partners to establish and implement effective evacuation, shelter-in-place, and re-entry activities 2. Establishes, in coordination with members of the Evacuation Coordination Team, an evacuation strategy for impacted populations 3. Communicates evacuation strategies with Incident Commander (IC), Emergency Operations Center (EOC) manager, and other officials, in collaboration with transportation, emergency management, mass care, emergency assistance, housing, human services, logistics and resources, and public safety and security representatives 4. Coordinates basic mass care services, including accommodations for individuals with access and functional needs (AFN)
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-29: Public Information Officer Awareness 2. IS-42: Social Media in Emergency Management 3. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 4. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 5. IS-250: External Affairs: A New Approach to Emergency Communication and Information Distribution 6. ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 7. IS-368: Including People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs in Disaster Operations 8. ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff – Complex Incidents 9. IS-405: Overview of Mass Care/Emergency Assistance 10. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 11. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 12. IS-922: Applications of GIS for Emergency Management 13. American Red Cross: Shelter Operations and Simulation, or equivalent
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Five years of experience in EOC operations in a state or local transportation, emergency management, or logistics role during three or more EOC evacuation exercise activations or during one lengthy real-world activation (at least one week), involving evacuation, shelter-in-place, or re-entry activities 2. Experience with multi-jurisdictional, interagency communication coordination 3. Experience establishing and making decisions related to evacuation routes and zones 4. Experience determining timing of re-entry 5. Experience coordinating messaging on evacuation and re-entry policies
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Light
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in an evacuation position during a multi-operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every two years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
FEMA, NIMS 508: Evacuation Coordination Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Incident Commander
FEMA, NIMS 509: Public Information Officer
FEMA, NIMS 509: Transportation Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 509: Traffic Control Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mass Care Specialist
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017