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ID
3-509-1227
Name
Emergency Medical Services Logistics Officer
Status
Published
Updated
12/3/2019 11:30:48 AM
Released
11/07/2017
Resource Category
Emergency Medical Services
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Logistics Officer supports the Medical Logistics Unit deployed for sustained medical and EMS operations during emergencies and disasters
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 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: The NIMS Type 1 EMS Logistics Officer directs the operations of an EMS Logistics Unit deployed to support medical operations during emergencies and disasters, may work in the designated ICP, Emergency Operations Center, or Ambulance Dispatch Agency as a Medical/EMS Logistics Unit Leader and: 1. Supervises operational assignments 2. Reports work progress and status of medical logistics resources to the Logistics Section Chief 3. Coordinates activities with other Medical/EMS Branches, or groups 4. Assists the ICP Demobilization Unit Leader in planning for inspection 5. Reconstitutes EMS resources
Type 2The National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 2 EMS Logistics Officer supports the Medical Logistics Unit deployed for sustained medical and EMS operations during emergencies and disasters and: 1. Reports to the EMS Logistics Unit Leader in the Incident Command Post (ICP), and may work in the designated ICP or the medical/EMS logistics center or warehouse 2. Supports and coordinates the sustainment of vehicle fuel, medical, and pharmaceutical resupply 3. Repairs and replaces equipment 4. Inspects and maintains apparatus and communications equipment 5. Coordinates EMS logistics inspections 6. Resupplies during incident demobilization activities
Components
Component Notes  
EducationExceptions apply for individuals who graduated from a paramedic program prior to January 1, 2013 (the date the National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program accreditation became a requirement for National registry certification).
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Completion of the following: 1. High School Diploma 2. A state-approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program and coursework that conforms with the minimum terminal learning objectives for EMT as defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) National EMS Education Standards
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents
Type 2Completion 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. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. Training in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness 6. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection 7. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Experience: 1. Ten years of EMS field operations 2. Five years of leadership in EMS or a related field
Type 2Experience: 1. Five years of EMS field operations 2. Two years of leadership in EMS or a related field
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Arduous
CurrencyProvider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include a background check completed within past 12 months, sex offender registry check, and a local, state, and national criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Functions in this position during an incident response, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every three years 2. Complies with accrediting entity, agency, or body’s established annual recertification, training, and education, such as continuing education units or professional development hours, which may vary by organization, department, and agency 3. Maintains immunizations as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended adult immunization schedule for the United States of America 4. Active membership with an EMS-providing entity, organization, or agency 5. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2 PLUS: AHJ-certified Ambulance Strike Team Leader
Type 2AHJ-certified EMT
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
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Guidance of Emergency Responder Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Response CBRN Terrorism Incidents, June 2008
CDC, Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders, August 2014
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Emergency Medical Services Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach, June 2000
NHTSA, National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards, January 2009
NHTSA, National Emergency Medical Services Scope of Practice Model, February 2007
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens, latest edition adopted