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ID
10-508-1214
Name
Human Services Disaster Assessment Team
Status
Published
Version
1.2
Updated
11/18/2019 3:48:27 PM
Original Release
11/07/2017
Last Major Release
11/18/2019
Description
The Human Services Disaster Assessment Team is responsible for post-disaster assessments of the needs of disaster survivors. The team also determines the need for a Human Services Recovery Support team to address the needs of disaster survivors during the recovery process.
Resource Category
Emergency Management
Primary Core Capability
Economic Recovery
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The Human Services Disaster Assessment Team assists in the assessment of disaster-caused human services needs, including: 1. Housing assistance 2. Disaster unemployment assistance 3. Crisis counseling services 4. Disaster legal services 5. Case management assistance 6. Food assistance 7. Need for disaster recovery center 8. Staffing needs for human services assistance 9. Need for Human Services Recovery Support Team
Composition and Ordering Specifications
1. Discuss logistics for deploying this team, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment 2. The requestor provides support to the team, such as security, fuel, and power for recharging phones, computers, and other rechargeable devices 3. Requestor may request additional specialized personnel, such as housing or legal specialists, separately 4. Requestor may order Recovery Support Function (RSF) Leads with this team, including RSF 3 Health and Social Services Recovery, RSF 4 Housing Recovery, and others as necessary
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 14
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 1 Human Services Disaster Assessment Team Leader
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAMThe Disaster Recovery Center Manager is not a NIMS-typed position.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – Disaster Recovery Center Manager 1 – NIMS Type 2 Volunteer Agency Liaison 1 – NIMS Type 2 Donations Coordinator
Electronics Equipment Per TeamNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 14 – Laptops 1 – Global Positioning System (GPS) 1 - Camera
General Supplies Per TeamNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11. Office supplies 2. Assessment forms
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Equipment Per Team MemberNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is mission-specific and may include: 1. Protective footwear 2. Protective clothing 3. Gloves 4. Masks 5. Eye protection 6. Respirators 7. Hearing protection
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PER TEAMConsider alternate forms of communication, such as satellite phones, based on the mission assignment and team needs.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 14 – Two-way portable radios 4 – Cell phones
699
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509: Human Services Disaster Assessment Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Volunteer Agency Liaison
FEMA, NIMS 509: Donations Coordinator
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended
Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): Emergency Management and Assistance