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ID
11-508-1252
Name
Logistics Staging Unit
Status
Published
Version
1.1
Updated
11/18/2019 4:32:23 PM
Original Release
07/02/2019
Last Major Release
11/18/2019
Description
The Logistics Staging Unit supports response and recovery operations by receiving, warehousing, and distributing emergency supplies and equipment, and by providing a staging area for response and recovery personnel.
Resource Category
Logistics and Transportation
Primary Core Capability
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Unit
Overall Function
The Logistics Staging Unit: 1. Supplements equipment and supply inventories for counties, municipalities, and response agencies experiencing shortages as they respond to and recover from an emergency event 2. Coordinates with the established Logistics Section to determine equipment and supply needs and responsibilities 3. Warehouses commodities, equipment, and supplies necessary to support emergency responders and the community infrastructure 4. Operates in a location that can accommodate various response teams, including search and rescue, fire, law enforcement, medical, utility restoration, and debris management 5. Executes cross-docking operations, as the Logistics Section directs 6. Provides command and control of site and operations: a. Plans for and executes all support activities for both ground and air transportation b. Conducts resupply operations and hands out necessary resources c. Coordinates traffic flow at site d. Oversees site safety and security e. Provides site layout and traffic control f. Coordinates inventory acquisition g. Coordinates mission status reports h. Provides in-transit visibility of all inbound assets
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. This team typically operates 24 hours a day, in two shifts 3. Discuss Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for personnel working in the LSA 4. Discuss security arrangements, such as stationing personnel at all gates and assigning roaming patrols, in coordination with the security manager 5. Discuss Information Technology (IT) needs, such as internet and printing capabilities, in coordination with the Communications Unit Leader (COML) 6. Requestor orders a Medical Countermeasure Point of Dispensing Management Team for pharmaceutical support, storage, and dispensing, if necessary 7. Requestor and provider discuss square footage of facility to ensure adequate operational capacity 8. Requestor supplements this team with additional staff to fulfill basic functions, such as certified forklift operators for off-loading functions 9. Requestor and provider coordinate to ensure that the location provides satisfactory load capacity and footing for large vehicles such as tractor trailers and fire apparatus 10. Ensure Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant restrooms, sinks, and dining facilities for all personnel 11. Ensure transportation for personnel to off-site rest and recuperation facilities, if necessary 12. Discuss support for rotary or fixed-wing aircraft, if necessary, including appropriate personnel, such as an Air Operations Branch Director or an Air Boss
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 148
Type 224
Type 316
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAM1. Logistics Section Chief serves as Logistics Staging Unit Leader. 2. Second Logistics Section Chief serves as Assistant Unit Leader.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 2 – NIMS Type 3 Logistics Section Chief
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 32 – NIMS Type 3 Logistics Section Chief
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAM1. The NIMS Type 3 Planning Section Chief functions as a Planning Unit Leader. 2. Additional Section Chiefs, Branch Directors, and Unit Leaders function as deputies. 3. Deputy Resources Unit Leaders lead inventory or receiving and distributing functions. 4. The Assistant Safety Officer is an experienced NIMS Type 3 Safety Officer that serves as the Assistant Safety Officer for the LSA and reports to the incident Safety Officer. 5. Requestor orders Air Operations personnel if rotary or fixed-wing aircraft are in use. 6. Requestor orders a weapons support specialist if incident requires weapons staging. 7. Logistics Staging Unit Leader can add team leaders to maintain span of control based on incident needs. 8. The IT Specialist and Logistics Specialist are not NIMS-typed positions. 9. Logistics Specialists are generalist laborer types that can work anywhere in the structure; they are generally within the receiving and distribution team or the ground support unit.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1 – NIMS Type 1 Support Branch Director 1 – NIMS Type 1 Service Branch Director 1 – NIMS Type 1 Supply Unit Leader 1 – NIMS Type 1 Facilities Unit Leader 1 – NIMS Type 1 Ground Support Unit Leader 2 – NIMS Type 1 Resources Unit Leader 1 – NIMS Type 1 COML 2 – IT Specialist 2 – NIMS Ordering Team Leader 8 – Logistics Specialists 1 – Assistant Safety Officer 1 – NIMS Type 3 Planning Section Chief
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1 – NIMS Type 1 Support Branch Director 1 – NIMS Type 1 Service Branch Director 1 – NIMS Type 1 Facilities Unit Leader 1 – IT Specialist 4 – Logistics Specialists
Type 31 – NIMS Type 1 Supply Unit Leader 1 – NIMS Type 1 Ground Support Unit Leader 2 – NIMS Type 1 Resources Unit Leader 1 – NIMS Type 1 COML 1 – IT Specialist 2 – NIMS Ordering Team Leader 4 – Logistics Specialists 1 – Assistant Safety Officer 1 – NIMS Type 3 Planning Section Chief
Off-Loading Capabilities Per TeamNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Capable of off-loading 150 tractor trailers per day
Type 2Capable of off-loading 75 tractor trailers per day
Type 3Capable of off-loading 30 tractor trailers per day
MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT PER TEAM1. Ensure that Logistics Staging Unit sites comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for warehouse facilities. 2. Forklifts can range in capacity from 2,000 to 15,000 pounds based on incident needs. 3. Forklifts may have extended reach capability. 4. Pallet jacks may be motorized or hand operated.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Refrigerated trailer
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1. Portable loading dock ramps (if a loading dock exists at the facility) 2. Portable loading ramps (if facility has no loading docks)
Type 3Material handling equipment and supplies, including: 1. Forklifts 2. Pallet jacks 3. Pallet grabber and chain sets 4. Pallets 5. Dumpster
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) PER TEAM MEMBERThe following regulation addresses PPE: OSHA 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.132: Personal Protective Equipment.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3PPE is mission specific and may include: 1. Hard hat 2. Reflective vest 3. Gloves 4. Protective clothing 5. Protective footwear 6. Protective shield
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PER TEAM1. Coordinate with the COML to ensure appropriate communications equipment. 2. Consider alternate forms of communication, such as satellite phones, based on the mission assignment and unit needs.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31. Megaphone or public-address system (25 watt, with wireless microphone) 2. Two-way portable radio (per team member) 3. Cell phone (per team member)
OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Any of the following, as necessary: 1. Tables 2. Folding chairs 3. Copy machine 4. Facsimile machine 5. Computers and associated equipment 6. Printer 7. Portable filing cabinet or equivalent filing boxes 8. Battery-operated clock 9. Basic office supplies 10. Power boxes – ground fault interrupter, switched, 4-outlet, watertight 11. Power strips 12. 500' extension cords –12/3 gauge 13. Command tent – 15' x 25' 14. Warehouse fans – 60"
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Medical Countermeasure Point of Dispensing Management Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Air Operations Branch Director
FEMA, NIMS 509: Communications Unit Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Facilities Unit Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Ground Supply Unit Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Information Technology Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 509: Logistics Section Chief
FEMA, NIMS 509: Ordering Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Planning Section Chief
FEMA, NIMS 509: Resources Unit Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Safety Officer
FEMA, NIMS 509: Services Branch Director
FEMA, NIMS 509: Supply Unit Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Support Branch Director
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.132: Personal Protective Equipment, latest edition adopted