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ID
11-508-1251
Name
Distribution Support Team
Status
Published
Updated
11/15/2019 5:30:44 PM
Released
07/02/2019
Description
The Distribution Support Team provides planning and distribution services in support of the Authority Having Jurisdiction's (AHJ) incident responders. This team supports the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), State Operations Center (SOC), Multiagency Coordination (MAC) Group, Emergency Coordination Center (ECC), and Logistics Staging Area (LSA).
Resource Category
Logistics and Transportation
Primary Core Capability
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The Distribution Support Team: 1. Supports the AHJ's Logistics Section with planning expertise in identifying, locating, ordering, procuring, and distributing material resources for incident responders 2. Provides planning support and prepares Points of Distribution (POD) plans for traditional PODs, direct delivery, and mobile delivery a. Direct delivery includes coordinating with a specific location, such as a shelter, feeding site, or hospital, to deliver specific items and quantities 3. Helps complete needs analysis 4. Evaluates the current methods of distribution while tracking POD activity and keeping warehoused supplies in stock 5. Recommends appropriate supply allocations for distribution to responders based on incident need 6. Tracks and accounts for POD inventories, electronically or on paper 7. Coordinates with the AHJ's Finance/Administration Section on contracts, ordering, and finance/administrative functions up and down the chain of command
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. Discuss security arrangements for PODs 3. Discuss Information Technology (IT) needs, such as internet and printing capabilities, in coordination with the Communications Unit Leader (COML) 4. Requestor orders a Medical Countermeasure Point of Dispensing Management Team for pharmaceutical support, storage, and dispensing, if necessary 5. Ensure Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant restrooms, sinks, and dining facilities for all personnel 6. Ensure transportation for personnel to off-site rest and recuperation facilities, if necessary
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 15
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 3 Logistics Section Chief
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – NIMS Type 3 Planning Section Chief 1 – NIMS Type 1 Resources Unit Leader 1 – NIMS Type 1 Situation Unit Leader 1 – NIMS Type 1 Supply Unit Leader
Electronics Equipment Per TeamDiscuss the need for additional electronics, such as wide-format printers.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11. Computer or tablet per team member 2. Printer 3. Wi-fi equipment
Administration and Inventory Management Supplies Per TeamDiscuss the need for office equipment such as tables and chairs.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11. Operational Planning Worksheet or equivalent 2. Inventory forms 3. Resource ordering forms 4. General office supplies
Communications Equipment Per Team MemberConsider alternate forms of communication, such as satellite phones, based on the mission assignment and unit needs.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11. Two-way portable radio 2. Cell phone
646
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Medical Countermeasure Point of Dispensing Management Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Communications Unit Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Logistics Section Chief
FEMA, NIMS 509: Planning Section Chief
FEMA, NIMS 509: Resources Unit Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Situation Unit Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Supply Unit Leader
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017