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ID
21-508-1260
Name
Rapid Needs Assessment Team
Status
Published
Updated
11/19/2019 2:27:17 PM
Released
11/19/2019
Description
The Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA) Team conducts rapid assessment on life safety issues, critical infrastructure status, and human needs
Resource Category
Damage Assessment
Primary Core Capability
Situational Assessment
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The Rapid Needs Assessment Team: 1. Collects, analyzes, and reports information to determine requirements for critical resources to support emergency response activities 2. Assesses overall impact of an incident or event and determines immediate response requirements
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. Requestor may order hazard-specific specialists separately, such as utilities, information technology / telecommunications, structural, water, or wastewater specialists 3. Requestor may order Urban Search and Rescue and Structural Collapse Search and Rescue resources as necessary
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 18
Type 23
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 1 RNA Team Leader
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1 – NIMS Type 1 Medical Unit Leader 1 – NIMS Type 1 Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Officer 1 – NIMS Type 1 Civil/Field Engineer 1 – NIMS Type 1 Utility Systems Reconstruction Manager 1 – NIMS Type 2 Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst
Type 22 – NIMS Type 1 Rapid Needs Assessment Team Technical Specialist
Electronics Equipment Per TeamPortable computers should have Geographic Information Systems (GIS) installed software.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 5 – Portable computers, including software such as word processing, data management, mapping, and other mission-specific software 5 – GPS 2 – Digital Cameras
Type 23 – Portable computers, including software such as word processing, data management, mapping, and other mission-specific software 3 – Global positioning systems (GPS) 3 – Digital cameras
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Equipment Per Team MemberThe following regulation addresses PPE: Occupational, Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.132, Personal Protective Equipment.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Hard hat 2. Reflective vest 3. Gloves 4. Protective clothing 5. Protective footwear 6. Protective shield 7. Flashlight
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 5 – Short-range, two-way portable radios 5 – Cell phones
Type 23 – Short-range, two-way portable radios 3 – Cell phones 1 – Satellite phone
TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1 – Four-wheel drive vehicle
Type 21 – Four-wheel drive vehicle
856
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509-4: Hazardous Materials Officer
FEMA, NIMS 509-7: Civil/Field Engineer
FEMA, NIMS 509-7: Utility Systems Reconstruction Manager
FEMA, NIMS 509-10: Rapid Needs Assessment Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509-10: Rapid Needs Assessment Team Technical Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 509-12: Medical Unit Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509-14: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, Rapid Needs Assessment Team in Federal Disasters Operations Field Operations Guide, April 2001
Occupational, Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.132, Personal Protective Equipment