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ID
6-509-1376
Name
Tender
Status
Published
Version
1.4
Updated
1/4/2019 5:00:39 PM
Original Release
06/19/2018
Last Major Release
01/04/2019
Resource Category
Law Enforcement Operations
Primary Core Capability
On-scene Security, Protection and Law Enforcement
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Tender helps create a dive plan and assists divers in all aspects of a dive
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: Supports divers on advanced dives, including: 1. Working with diving equipment for dives in depths greater than 130 feet 2. Working with advanced evidence collection equipment 3. Assisting divers in confined spaces, contaminated waters, and ice diving conditions 4. Setting up a hazardous materials decontamination process
Type 2The Tender: 1. Works with divers to perform basic dive patterns 2. Helps divers assemble, put on, and take off Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 3. Monitors divers' air consumption 4. Maintains communication with divers while they are on the surface and submerged 5. Documents the dive operation on dive charts 6. Works with diving equipment for dives in depths up to 130 feet 7. Helps create the dive plan and ensures that it is followed
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2High school diploma or equivalent
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Training on techniques for advanced dives, such as: 1. Ice Rescue Operations Technician 2. Training in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 3. Training in the use of Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) provided detection capabilities
Type 2Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Incident Command System for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. Emergency Medical Responder training 6. U.S. Coast Guard-approved boating safety course 7. Training in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006: Swiftwater Rescue Operations, or equivalent
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Knowledge of support needs for advanced dive and search patterns, including: 1. Ability to support AHJ's advanced evidence collection equipment 2. Knowledge and ability to assist divers in confined space and ice diving situations 3. Knowledge and ability to research chemical data and devise a decontamination plan for divers exiting contaminated waters Experience: Tendered 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. Understanding of the AHJ's various dive patterns 2. Familiarity with the dive environment 3. Familiarity with the team's dive equipment and PPE 4. Understanding of the physiological effects of diving 5. Ability to self-rescue from the water 6. Ability to perform minor repairs on dive equipment and PPE 7. Ability to record evidence collection information Experience: Tendered at least four dives a year over a two-year period in conditions similar to those of the mission
Physical/Medical FitnessNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Performs duties under arduous circumstances characterized by working consecutive 12-hour days under physical and emotional stress for sustained periods of time 2. Maintains 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 3. Passes an annual surface swim test: a. 100-yard swim, no time limit b. Tread water for 10 minutes without a personal floatation device (PFD) c. While wearing a PFD, tow an unconscious person 100 yards
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Functions in this position during an operational incident, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once annually
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
This position typically works 12 hours per shift, is self-sustainable for 72 hours, and is deployable for up to 14 days
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Public Safety Dive Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Dive Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Diver
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, latest edition adopted
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006: Swiftwater Rescue Operations, 2017
NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments, 2013