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ID
8-509-1459
Name
Stillwater/Flood Search and Rescue Team Leader
Status
Published
Version
1.0
Updated
3/9/2021 8:36:01 AM
Original Release
03/09/2021
Last Major Release
03/09/2021
Resource Category
Search and Rescue
Primary Core Capability
Mass Search and Rescue Operations
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Stillwater/Flood Search and Rescue (SAR) Team Leader provides direct supervision of the Stillwater/Flood SAR Team.
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Stillwater/Flood SAR Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Stillwater/Flood SAR Team Leader: 1. Provides direct supervision of the Stillwater/Flood SAR Team 2. Performs search, rescue and recovery activities in the following settings: a. Water environments including stillwater and stillwater/flood b. Shore, water and boat-based rescue operations c. Situations involving human or animal rescue 3. Provides medical care for self, team members and survivors, including Basic Life Support (BLS) for others 4. Operates within the Incident Command System (ICS), in a specialized position within a Stillwater/Flood SAR Team 5. Provides assistance with logistics and planning at the leadership level 6. Ensures safety of self and team members 7. Coordinates with ground vehicles, watercraft and aircraft for support, transportation and evacuation 8. Operates in environments with and without infrastructure, including environments: a. Affected by disasters and terrorism b. With disrupted access to roadways, utilities and transportation c. With limited access to shelter, food and water
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. Training outlined for the NIMS Stillwater/Flood SAR Technician 2. ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 3. IS-703: National Incident Management System Resource Management 4. E0984: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Task Force/Strike Team Leader, or equivalent 5. National Weather Service (NWS), United States Geological Survey (USGS) and related warning and notification systems training specific to discipline, such as training on storms and flooding 6. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), ASTM International (ASTM) or equivalent stillwater SAR training program that the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) has verified and that covers the following position-specific skills and aptitudes: a. Operational leadership b. Awareness of canine search capabilities c. Managing active and passive search activities d. Managing incidents with multiple victims or animals e. Managing teams during emergency operations
ExperienceAll knowledge, skills and abilities specified for the NIMS Stillwater/Flood SAR Technician and the NIMS Boat Operator (SAR), PLUS: Completion of Stillwater/Flood SAR Team Leader Position Task Book (PTB), or equivalent AHJ documentation NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications and NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents address additional knowledge, skills and abilities that apply to this position.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1All knowledge, skills and abilities specified for the NIMS Stillwater/Flood SAR Technician and the NIMS Boat Operator (SAR), PLUS: Completion of Stillwater/Flood SAR Team Leader Position Task Book (PTB), or equivalent AHJ documentation
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; NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments meets or exceeds this physical fitness standard 4. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) immunization recommendations
CurrencyProvider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include a background check completed within the past 12 months; a sex-offender registry check; and a local, state and national driving and criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Annual refresher of related SAR skills and abilities in water environments 2. Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill or simulation at least once every three years 3. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires 4. Keeps immunizations up to date and commensurate with mission assignment
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsAHJ determines which emergency medical certifications meet the minimum criteria, which can include first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and BLS.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1AHJ-required BLS-level medical care certification or recertification
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: Stillwater/Flood Search and Rescue Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Boat Operator (Search and Rescue)
FEMA, NIMS 509: Stillwater/Flood Search and Rescue Technician
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019
ASTM International (ASTM) F2890: Standard Guide for Hazard Awareness for Search and Rescue Personnel, latest edition adopted
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications, latest edition adopted
NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments, latest edition adopted
NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, latest edition adopted
NFPA 1983: Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services, latest edition adopted
National Search and Rescue Committee (NSARC), Catastrophic Incident Search and Rescue (CISAR) Addendum to the National Search and Rescue Supplement to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual, latest edition adopted
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders, United States, latest edition adopted