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ID
7-509-1101
Name
Equipment Operator
Status
Published
Version
1.6
Updated
3/16/2021 8:50:54 AM
Original Release
03/16/2021
Last Major Release
03/16/2021
Resource Category
Public Works
Primary Core Capability
Infrastructure Systems
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Equipment Operator performs physical activities involved in the operation of trucks, vehicles and equipment for recovery and response activities, and performs related manual labor and groundwork, as necessary.
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 1The Equipment Operator: 1. Performs physical activities involved in the operation of trucks, vehicles and equipment for recovery and response activities 2. Performs related manual labor and groundwork, as necessary 3. Can exist within a branch, division, group, strike team or task force, based on mission-specific activities and needs
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
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. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1One year of experience in, and demonstrated understanding of, equipment and vehicle operation
Physical/Medical Fitness1. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines physical/medical fitness levels for NIMS positions. 2. PPE is mission specific and may vary by work environment; it includes hard hats, safety-toe boots, reflective vests, eye and ear protection, respirators, gloves and masks.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Moderate 2. Is able to work while wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Currently works in this position in a municipal, county, state, tribal or territorial public works department
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1License or certification in accordance with applicable regulations, based on incident needs
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.
Requestor specifies equipment for operation (such as backhoe, forklift or others) and any specialized licenses or endorsements necessary, such as a Class A commercial driver's license (CDL), based on incident needs.
1393
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019