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ID
9-509-1329
Name
Distribution of Emergency Supplies Team Leader
Status
Published
Updated
12/3/2019 11:12:29 AM
Released
04/06/2018
Resource Category
Mass Care Services
Primary Core Capability
Mass Care Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Distribution of Emergency Supplies (DES) Team Leader manages fixed or mobile emergency supply distribution activities
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Drive-Through or Pedestrian Point of Distribution Team or Mobile Distribution Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1A Type 1 DES Team Leader has overall responsibility for managing distribution activities, whether fixed or mobile, to support an affected population of up to 20,000 people per day
Type 2A Type 2 DES Team Leader leads and has overall responsibility for managing distribution activities of a Mobile Distribution, Pedestrian Point of Distribution (POD), or Drive-Through POD Team, to support an affected population of up to 10,000 people per day and: 1. Establishes and maintains the team’s safety and security standards, proper command and control, and internal and external communications 2. Supervises and directs operations, including loading, unloading, distribution, and resupplying commodities, in an orderly, efficient, and safe manner 3. Maintains accountability for all commodities received, on hand, and distributed 4. Ensures equipment’s inspection, maintenance, and safe use 5. Coordinates site operations with the DES Task Force and the Donations Coordination Task Force 6. Communicates and coordinates with the Public Information Officer (PIO) or External Affairs Representative and the Logistics Section When working in a mobile distribution setting: 1. Plans mobile delivery routes based on population density, geography, distance between affected populations, delivery vehicle availability, staff availability, and vehicle load capacity 2. Supervises and directs operations such as resupply, traffic flow, and security 3. Ensures each team of distribution workers includes at least one person with a license and authorization to drive the designated vehicle
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. IS-27 Orientation to FEMA Logistics 2. IS-405: Overview of Mass Care/Emergency Assistance 3. IS-703: NIMS Resource Management
Type 2Completion of the following: 1. IS-26: Guide to Points of Distribution, or equivalent 2. 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 5. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. Conducts staff meetings, delegates tasks, and communicates instructions 2. Understands the emergency distribution role during declared disasters
Type 2Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing 2. Manages diverse supply operations with workers that may include volunteers and employees 3. Manages multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously 4. Tracks commodities received, on hand, and distributed 5. Maintains industry workplace safety practices and conducts routine inspections of site equipment
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Moderate 2. Is able to lift up to 50 pounds (lbs.)
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every three years
Type 2Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every five years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not 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
Requestor may specify any additional qualifications necessary based on incident complexity and needs
1056
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS 508: Distribution of Emergency Supplies Task Force
FEMA, NIMS 509: Distribution of Emergency Supplies Task Force Leader
FEMA, NIMS 508: Donated Goods Warehouse Management Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Donated Goods Warehouse Management Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 508: Donations Coordination Task Force
FEMA, NIMS 509: Donations Coordination Task Force Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Donations Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 508: Drive-Through Point of Distribution Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Pedestrian Point of Distribution Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mass Care Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 508: Mobile Distribution Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: State Mass Care Coordinator
FEMA, NIMS 509: Volunteer Agency Liaison
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
FEMA and United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Guide to Points of Distribution, January 2009
American Red Cross, Bulk Distribution Handbook, 2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.178(l): Powered Industrial Trucks, latest edition adopted
USACE, Local Distribution Point Planning for Commodities, June 2005