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ID
3-509-1350
Name
Emergency Medical Services Task Force Leader
Status
Published
Updated
12/3/2019 11:37:46 AM
Released
06/19/2018
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) Task Force Leader provides direct supervision and guidance for EMS Task Force personnel
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
EMS Task Force
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The EMS Task Force Leader: 1. Provides direct supervision and guidance to a group of EMS personnel, functioning as crews, who respond as a deployable resource in a task force team configuration 2. Supervises tactical assignments assigned to the EMS Task Force 3. Reports to supervisor on work progress and status of resources, maintains work records on assigned personnel, and communicates other essential information 4. Reviews common responsibilities with crew supervisors 5. Reviews assignments with subordinates and assigns tasks 6. Monitors work progress and makes changes when necessary 7. Coordinates activities with strike teams, task forces, and single resources 8. Travels to and from active assignment areas with assigned resources 9. Retains control of assigned resources 10. Submits situation and resource status information to Division/Group Supervisor 11. Maintains Unit/Activity Log and reviews individual crew reports 12. Maintains accountability for all EMS Task Force personnel 13. Ensures safety and welfare of EMS Task Force members, including enforcing use of mission-appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of a state-approved paramedic program based on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) National EMS Education Standards
TrainingThis position requires Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) approved driver training if the EMS Task Force Leader expects to operate an apparatus.
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. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 5. IS-703: National Incident Management System Resource Management 6. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 7. Training in mass casualty triage systems, such as SALT, START, and JumpSTART 8. National Fire Academy (NFA) Emergency Medical Services: Incident Operations R0147 9. Training in EMS or equivalent 10. Training in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection 11. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness 12. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Experience: 1. Five years of experience in EMS field 2. Two years of leadership experience in EMS or related field
Physical/Medical Fitness1. The NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions. 2.PPE is mission-specific and depends on patient condition.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Moderate 2. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) immunization recommendations 3. Maintains AHJ-determined physical fitness standards suitable for the environment and typing; the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1582 Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Fitness and Work Capacity meet or exceed this physical fitness standard 4. Is able to work while wearing appropriate PPE
CurrencyProvider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include a background check completed within the past 12 months; a sex-offender registry check; and a local, state, and national driving and criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every three years 2. Ongoing, active participation with an EMS providing entity, organization, or agency 3. Keeps immunizations up-to-date and commensurate with mission assignment 4. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsThis position requires a valid state driver's license if EMS Task Force Leader expects to drive an apparatus.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Active paramedic certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) or a valid paramedicine license or certification with a state, District of Columbia, tribe, or U.S. territory
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
1064
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Emergency Medical Services Task Force
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens, latest edition adopted
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments, latest edition adopted
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