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ID
12-508-1137
Name
Receiving, Staging, and Storage Task Force
Status
Published
Updated
11/22/2019 3:26:57 PM
Released
03/14/2008
Description
The Receiving, Staging, and Storage (RSS) Task Force accepts, stores, and locally organizes large amounts of medications, medical supplies, medical countermeasures, and medical equipment for large-scale distribution from sources such as the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), vendor managed inventories (VMI), or locally-sourced inventories
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
Planning
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The RSS Task Force: 1. Augments existing Authority Having Jurisdiction's (AHJ) warehouse staff. 2. Inspects, receives, and stores incoming pharmaceuticals and other assets and distributes them to Points of Dispensing (POD) and other pre-planned distribution points, such as healthcare facilities, universities, military installations, private businesses, or non-governmental organizations 3. Communicates with the AHJ, ordering entity, and end receiver, as appropriate 4. During demobilization, executes plan to recover unused medical resources as warehousing activities diminish 5. Coordinates with support agencies to inventory, reorganize, and reconstitute stockpiles for return to pre-incident levels, and release personnel from medical supply management and distribution duties, as necessary 6. Provides just-in-time training, as necessary, to local jurisdiction to sustain operations
Composition and Ordering Specifications
1. Discuss logistics for deploying this task force, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment 2. Requestor augments this task force as necessary by ordering additional specialists, such as a transportation team leader or security and safety team leader, as single resources
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 16
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 1 RSS Task Force Leader
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – NIMS Type 1 RSS Operations Team Leader 1 – NIMS Type 1 RSS Logistics Team Leader 1 – NIMS Type 1 RSS Tactical Communications Team Leader 1 – NIMS Type 1 RSS Distribution Team Leader 1 – NIMS Type 1 RSS Finance/Administration Team Leader
Information Technology Equipment Per TeamAppropriate software may include word processing, data spreadsheets, and inventory management system software
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 16 – Laptop computer with appropriate software
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Equipment Per Team MemberThe 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 include: 1. Gloves 2. Foot protection 3. Eye protection 4. Hearing protection 5. Hard hats 6. Respirators 7. Protective clothing
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 16 – Short-range, two-way portable radio 6 – Cell phone 1 – Satellite phone
754
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509: Receiving, Staging, and Storage Task Force Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Receiving, Staging, and Storage Operations Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Receiving, Staging, and Storage Logistics Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Receiving, Staging, and Storage Tactical Communications Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Receiving, Staging, and Storage Distribution Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Receiving, Staging, and Storage Finance/Administration Team Leader
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