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Air Medical Transport Mechanic
11/14/2019 9:19:58 AM
Original Release
Last Major Release
NQS Position
Resource Category
Emergency Medical Services
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
Critical Transportation
Resource Kind
Overall Function
The Air Medical Transport Mechanic ensures that aircraft used for medical missions are maintained at or above airworthiness standards per applicable regulations
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
Type Description
Type 1The Air Medical Transport Mechanic: 1. Is responsible for the direct operation and administration of avionics maintenance and support 2. Will ensure: a. Compliance with FAA and other regulations b. That aircraft avionics and avionics-related equipment inspection and maintenance records are originated and retained for review as needed c. That specific equipment and special tools are made available to accomplish the inspections, maintenance, and repair or avionics-related components on any aircraft in use d. That all appropriate entries have been made and/or transcribed to the aircraft journal and technical logs with respect to the avionics maintenance function and airworthiness status of the aircraft
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1High school diploma or GED
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of FAA-certified mechanic school or equivalent on-the-job training Recommended: 1. HazMat Awareness Training or equivalent basic instruction consistent with: a. the hazards anticipated to be present, or present at the scene b. the probable impact of those hazards, based upon the mission role of the individual c. use of the personal protective equipment consistent with “Guidance on Emergency Responder Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Response to CBRN Terrorism Incidents,” Dept of HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (June 2008)
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Recommended: Minimum of 2 years experience working as an aviation mechanic
Physical/Medical FitnessThe National Incident Management System (NIMS) Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Recommended: 1. Moderate 2. Individuals should not require personal medications that require refrigeration 3. Individuals should not have any physical conditions, impairments, or restrictions that would preclude them from participating in the moving and lifting of patients and/or equipment and supplies 4. Immunizations: Refer to immunization recommendations for emergency responders by Centers for Disease Control, including: a. Td toxoid or Tdap. Receipt of primary series and booster within the past 10 years b. Completion of Hepatitis B Vaccination Series OR completion of a waiver of liability
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Certification: Completion of Airframe and Powerplant Certification Licensing: Valid driver's license
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, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016