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ID
8-509-1471
Name
Urban Search and Rescue Logistics Specialist
Status
Published
Version
1.1
Updated
10/4/2021 2:07:47 PM
Original Release
10/05/2021
Last Major Release
 
Resource Category
Search and Rescue
Primary Core Capability
Mass Search and Rescue Operations
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Logistics Specialist is responsible for supporting the logistical needs of search and rescue (SAR) teams, including Structural Collapse Search Teams and Structural Collapse Rescue Teams.
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 US&R Logistics Specialist: 1. Reports directly to the Logistics Team Manager 2. Coordinates the packaging, transport, distribution and maintenance of the task force equipment cache before, during and after mission assignments 3. Coordinates with military and civilian officials concerning transportation needs 4. Procures equipment as the Logistics Team Manager directs 5. Ensures accountability and security of the task force equipment cache 6. Maintains accurate and timely records and reports 7. Adheres to all safety procedures 8. Maintains and repairs the task force equipment cache 9. Assists with overall management of task force facilities and fleet 10. Coordinates and directs support specialists
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingIdentified equivalent trainings should meet or exceed course learning objectives.
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 5. FEMA US&R Logistics Specialist, or Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)-approved SAR logistics training 6. FEMA US&R WMD Enhanced Operations, or equivalent 7. FEMA US&R GPS Awareness Level, or equivalent (course code: 9G6200) 8. FEMA US&R Logistics Team Training (course code: 9P4131) 9. AHJ-approved critical incident stress management training 10. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents (awareness-level training) or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 1910.120 (q)(6)(i): Hazardous materials awareness training, or equivalent basic instruction on responding to and operating in a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) incident 11. NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications (awareness-level training), including: a. General Requirements b. Confined Space Rescue, or applicable industry equivalent, such as mine or cave rescue c. Water Rescue Operations d. Structural Collapse Rescue, or applicable industry equivalent, such as mine or cave rescue e. Trench Rescue, or applicable industry equivalent, such as mine or cave rescue f. Rope Rescue 12. NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents (awareness-level training), including: a. General Requirements b. Confined Space SAR, or applicable industry equivalent, such as mine or cave SAR c. Water SAR Operations d. Structural Collapse SAR, or applicable industry equivalent, such as mine or cave SAR e. Trench SAR, or applicable industry equivalent, such as mine or cave SAR f. Rope Rescue 13. OSHA 1910.178: Forklift training 14. U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) 49 CFR, Part 172.704: Hazardous materials handler / packer / labeler training
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Successful completion of US&R Logistics Specialist 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 1Arduous
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in this position during a qualifying incident, planned event, exercise, drill or simulation at least once every three years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Certification 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 NQS, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019
FEMA, National Urban Search and Rescue Response System, US&R Operation Manual, Annex E: Position Descriptions, latest edition adopted