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ID
1-508-1221
Name
Animal and Agriculture Damage Assessment Team
Status
Published
Updated
9/28/2018 5:08:24 PM
Released
06/19/2018
Description
The Animal and Agriculture Damage Assessment Team performs initial and ongoing situational assessments and needs assessments to determine the types of emergency relief necessary in an incident involving animal and agriculture issues. This team's work begins in the early, critical stages of a disaster and continues throughout the incident. Depending on the incident and hazards, the team may assess community veterinary infrastructure, animal shelters, animal control facilities, feed stores, retail services, animal exhibitors (such as zoos), agricultural producers (farms, ranches, dairies, and so on), processors, market facilities, and agricultural support industries (agrichemical, feed mills, and so on). The team may also assess animal evacuation and shelter needs, stray animals, and animal carcass issues.
Resource Category
Animal Emergency Response
Primary Core Capability
Situational Assessment
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
This team: 1. Photographs and records disaster site damage 2. Investigates locations where damage exists 3. Analyzes the significance of affected animal and agriculture infrastructures, crops, and animals 4. Estimates the extent of damages 5. Identifies potential cascading effects of animal and agricultural issues 6. Recommends initial priorities for response and recovery
Composition and Ordering Specifications
1. Discuss logistics for this team, such as security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment. 2. The team typically works 12 hours per shift, is self-sustainable for 72 hours, and is deployable up to 14 days. 3. Requestor specifies specialty areas necessary, such as animal health professionals, agronomists, engineering specialists, logisticians, environmental experts, animal sheltering experts, communications specialists, and others
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
Equipment Per Team Assessment1. Appropriate software includes word processing, spreadsheet, Geographic Information Systems, and database management programs. 2. Measuring devices include tape measures (25' to 100') and measuring wheels. 3. Cleaning and disinfecting supplies are necessary when moving from one agricultural area to another. 4. Requestor provides Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)-approved damage assessment forms for the team to complete.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11. Laptop computer(s) 2. Digital camera(s) 3. GPS capabilities 4. Office supplies 5. Measuring devices 6. Appropriate software 7. Cutting/trimming device(s) 8. Marking paint or other marking materials 9. Traffic control device (or safety signage) 10. Cleaning and disinfecting supplies 11. Other equipment and supplies as necessary, based on ordering specification
Type 2Not Applicable
Type 3Not Applicable
Type 4Not Applicable
Equipment Per Team CommunicationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 13 - Two-way portable radio 3 - Cell phone
Type 2Not Applicable
Type 3Not Applicable
Type 4Not Applicable
Equipment Per Team Member Personal Protective EquipmentThe following regulation addresses PPE: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.132: Personal Protective Equipment.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1PPE is mission specific and may vary by work environment; it includes: 1. Protective footwear 2. Protective clothing for skin exposure 3. Eye and ear protection 4. Respirators 5. Gloves 6. Masks
Type 2Not Applicable
Type 3Not Applicable
Type 4Not Applicable
Equipment Per Team TransportationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11-Vehicle
Type 2Not Applicable
Type 3Not Applicable
Type 4Not Applicable
Personnel Per Team Managment and OversightNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 1 Animal Emergency Response Team Leader
Type 2Not Applicable
Type 3Not Applicable
Type 4Not Applicable
Personnel Per Team MinimumNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 13
Type 2Not Applicable
Type 3Not Applicable
Type 4Not Applicable
Personnel Per Team Support1. Animal and Agriculture Damage Assessment Team Member is not a NIMS typed position. 2. Team members are multidisciplinary and can include animal health professionals, agronomists, engineering specialists, logisticians, environmental experts, animal sheltering experts, communications specialists, and others.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 12 – Animal and Agriculture Damage Assessment Team Member
Type 2Not Applicable
Type 3Not Applicable
Type 4Not Applicable
561
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509: Animal Emergency Response Team Leader
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.132: Personal Protective Equipment, latest edition adopted