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ID
8-509-1132
Name
Logistics Search and/or Rescue Technician
Status
Published
Version
1.4
Updated
5/22/2020 11:15:42 AM
Original Release
11/01/2006
Last Major Release
05/22/2020
Resource Category
Search and Rescue
Primary Core Capability
Mass Search and Rescue Operations
Secondary Core Capability
Public and Private Services and Resources
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Logistics Search and/or Rescue (SAR) Technician is responsible for supporting the logistical needs of a SAR Team
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 1A Logistics Search and/or Rescue Technician is responsible for supporting the logistical needs of their credential-specific disciplines, such as search and/or rescue, urban, mountain, disaster, collapsed structure, swiftwater and/or stillwater SAR operations.
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Fulfillment of requirement(s) as stated In all the following applicable discipline-specific standard(s): 1. NFPA 1670 Awareness Level Training, Including; a. General Requirements b. Confined Space SAR, and/or applicable industry equivalent such as mine (MSHA) or cave (NCRC) SAR c. Water SAR Operations d. Structural Collapse, and/or applicable industry equivalent such as mine (MSHA) or cave (NCRC) SAR e. Trench and Excavation SAR and/or applicable industry equivalent such as mine (MSHA) or cave (NCRC) SAR f. Rope Rescue 2. NFPA 1006: Standard for Rescue Technician (2003), including: a. General Requirements b. Confined Space SAR, and/or applicable industry equivalent such as mine (MSHA) or cave (NCRC) SAR c. Water SAR Operations d. Structural Collapse, and/or applicable industry equivalent such as mine (MSHA) or cave (NCRC) SAR e. Trench and Excavation SAR, and/or applicable industry equivalent such as mine (MSHA) or cave (NCRC) SAR f. Rope Rescue g. Duties of the Entrant per 29 CFR 1910.146, and/or applicable industry equivalent such as mine (MSHA) or cave (NCRC) SAR 3. NFPA 472 HazMat Awareness and/or OSHA 1910.120 (Q)(6)(i), HazMat Awareness Training or equivalent basic instruction on responding to and operating in a CBRNE incident 4. SAR Logistics Training Completion of the following baseline criteria: 5. OSHA 1910.120 and/or 1910.134(f) Respiratory Protection 6. Emergency medical care based on AHJ requirements 7. Risk assessment 8. Hazard mitigation 9. PPE 10. Use of related tools and devices 11. Maintenance of rescue tools and devises Completion of the following: 12. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 3. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 4. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction Recommended: 1. NFPA 472 HazMat Operations and/or OSHA 1910.120 (Q)(6)(ii), HazMat Operations Training or equivalent basic instruction on responding to and operating in a CBRNE incident 2. DOJ Emergency Response to Terrorism, Basic Concepts, or equivalent 3. FEMA/US&R WMD Enhanced Operations, or equivalent 4. GPS Awareness Level course, equivalent) 5. DHS/FEMA Logistics Specialist Course or equivalent 6. NFPA 472 HazMat Operations and/or OSHA 1910.120 (G)(6)(ii), HazMat Operations Training or equivalent basic instruction on responding to and operating in a CBRNE incident 7. FEMA IS-800: NRP, An Introduction 8. Completion of all training listed above
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Recommended: 1. Position taskbooks that validate and verify (by AHJ) demonstrated ability to perform required skills in exercises and/or actual incidents every 5 years or as dictated by need. 2. Fingerprint Background Check 3. Recommend minimum experience requirements
Physical/Medical FitnessThat NFPA 1582, Standard on Medical Requirements for Fire Fighters, as recommended by NFPA 1006, be adopted. Where necessary, additional inoculations specific to the incident environment may be required.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following baseline criteria: 1. Medical requirements established by the AHJ 2. Minimum physical fitness standards as required by the AHJ Recommended: Fulfillment of requirement(s) as stated in the following standard(s): 1. NFPA 1582, Standard on Medical Requirements for Fire Fighters 2. EMT-B per NFPA 1006(2003) A-3-3.5
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Certification: 1. Certification for possession of controlled medications, if applicable
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 (NQS), November 2017