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ID
8-509-1243
Name
Mine Search and Rescue Strike Team/Task Force Leader
Status
Published
Version
1.3
Updated
5/22/2020 12:04:37 PM
Original Release
11/07/2017
Last Major Release
05/22/2020
NQS Position
Resource Category
Search and Rescue
Primary Core Capability
Mass Search and Rescue Operations
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Mine Search and Rescue (SAR) Strike Team/Task Force Leader provides general leadership, direct supervision, wellness, and safety of the team, team members, and other single resources
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Mine Search and Rescue Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Mine SAR Strike Team/Task Force Leader: 1. Manages resources within their assigned strike team/task force 2. Reports on the progress of operations and status of resources within the strike team/task force 3. Implements the assigned portion of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) 4. Operates within the Incident Command System (ICS), in a specialized position on the Mine SAR Strike Team/Task Force 5. Operates in environments with and without infrastructure, including those affected by disasters and terrorism; with compromised access to roadways, utilities, and transportation; and with limited availability of shelter, food, and water 6. Provides: a. Safety of self, team members, and operations b. Medical care for self, team members, and survivors c. Simple decontamination of self and members d. Basic ground support capability for helicopter operations 7. Coordinates with ground vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft for support, transportation, and evacuation
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingRequestor should request persons with the relevant technical certifications and endorsements to lead a strike team or task force. For example, if the Strike Team/Task Force Leader is leading Mine SAR teams, the requested individual should possess both Team Leader and appropriate Mine SAR Technician qualifications.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of all training for the NIMS Type 1 Mine SAR Team Leader and NIMS Type 1 Strike Team/Task Force Leader
ExperienceThe National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006: Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications and NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents address knowledge, skills, and abilities standards.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) deployment process 2. Knowledge of Mine SAR and associated hazards 3. Completion of a Strike Team/Task Force Leader position task book or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) documentation 4. Comprehensive knowledge of operations, tactics, strategy, and safety considerations specific to the mitigation of the exercise, planned event, or incident 5. Provision of oversight and supervision within a respective area to ensure the objectives established for their area are accomplished AHJ-validated experience demonstrating the following: 1. Incident management 2. Operations at an incident or exercise as Mine SAR Team Leader and Strike Team or Task Force Leader
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Arduous 2. Meets minimum physical fitness and swimming standards, in accordance with the AHJ’s Job Related Physical Ability Test (JRPAT) 3. Maintains AHJ-determined physical fitness standards suitable for the environment and typing 4. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control’s recommended adult immunization schedule for the United States of America
CurrencyProvider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include a background check completed within past 12 months; sex-offender registry check; and a local, state, and a local, state, and national criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, participation in exercise, drill, or simulation once every three years 2. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
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
1138
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509: Strike Team/Task Force Leader
FEMA, NIMS 508: Mine Search and Rescue Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mine Search and Rescue Technician
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mine Search and Rescue Team Leader
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), November 2017
ASTM International (ASTM) F2890-12: Standard Guide for Hazard Awareness for Search and Rescue Personnel, 2012
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006: Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, 2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens