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ID
6-509-1375
Name
Dive Team Leader
Status
Under Revision
Status Description
This resource type is currently under revision and will be updated. The current version may not be applicable to some agencies and organizations.
Updated
12/3/2019 11:14:32 AM
Released
06/19/2018
Resource Category
Law Enforcement Operations
Primary Core Capability
On-scene Security, Protection and Law Enforcement
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Dive Team Leader manages and directs all aspects of dive operations
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Public Safety Dive 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: 1. Plans and directs specialty dive operations, such as: a. Confined space dives b. Contaminated water dives c. Ice dives d. Dives in depths greater than 130 feet
Type 2The Dive Team Leader: 1. Defines search parameters for a dive rescue incident 2. Coordinates with the Incident Commander (IC), Operations Section Chief, Branch Director, or Division/Group Supervisor to meet objectives for an operational period related to diving activities 3. Ensures team members follow all applicable laws, standards, and best practices for dive activities 4. Develops tactical action plan for dive operations, to fulfill the Incident Action Plan 5. Provides Incident Action Plan documentation as the incident requires 6. Ensures chain of custody is fulfilled related to any evidence preservation 7. Manages divers in depths up 130 feet and without obstructions
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2High school diploma or GED
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. Training in specialty dives, such as: a. Contaminated Water Operations b. Confined Space/Cave Diving c. Ice Diving 2. Training in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 3. Enriched air or rebreather certification 4. Training in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006: Swiftwater Rescue Operations, or equivalent
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. ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 4. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 5. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 6. Supervisory course through the NFPA, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), or equivalent 7. U.S. Coast Guard-approved boating safety course 8. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness
ExperienceDives include mission dives or training dives.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Type 2, PLUS: 1. Knowledge of support needs for advanced dive and search patterns, including: a. Ability to research chemicals and create a decontamination plan for divers and support personnel b. Ability to plan a contaminated water, confined space, or ice dive tactical action plan Experience: Supervised at least four dives a year over a five-year period in conditions similar to those of the mission
Type 2Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of their Public Safety Dive Team 2. Ability to perform an adequate risk/benefits analysis and make a dive/no-dive decision 3. Knowledge and ability to create a tactical action plan that fulfills the Incident Action Plan 4. Ability to properly document all information related to the dive, evidence collection, and recording of the scene, based on nationally accepted practices Experience: Supervised at least four dives a year over a two-year period in conditions similar to those of the mission
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 21. Moderate 2. Maintains Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) determined physical fitness standards suitable for the environment and typing through annual physicals; a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) medical statement, a National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) medical evaluation, and the NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments all meet or exceed this physical fitness standard
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every year
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
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, NIMS 508: Public Safety Dive Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Diver
FEMA, NIMS 509: Tender
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006: Swiftwater Rescue Operations, 2017
NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments, 2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, latest edition adopted