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Land Mobile Radio Support Team
11/18/2019 4:22:44 PM
The Land Mobile Radio Support Team deploys to support disaster emergency communications by providing and maintaining operable and interoperable radio communications in an incident area
Resource Category
Primary Core Capability
Operational Communications
Secondary Core Capability
Resource Kind
Overall Function
The Land Mobile Radio Support Team: 1. Supports incident communication needs from a technical and operational standpoint 2. Comprises multidisciplinary components appropriate for the incident, based on resource requests
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. Request backup personnel to allow team members to rest if the team is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week 3. Provider is responsible for providing transportation appropriate for the terrain 4. Requestor and provider discuss communications and information technology (IT) requirements, including number of radios and other items, based on field conditions and intelligence received 5. Requestor and provider discuss special logistics requirements for locating mobile facilities, including geographic, weight, and access restrictions; temporary power requirements; and temporary tower locations 6. Requestor orders additional Incident Communications Center Managers (INCM) or radio operators if there is a need to support additional staffing at the Incident Communications Center (ICC). 7. Requestor and provider coordinate contributions to the Incident Radio Communication Plan and the Incident Action Plan (IAP) as appropriate 8. Requestor considers existing jurisdictional system specifications, system status, frequency plan, interoperability plan, and infrastructure locations in planning the resource response
Supporting Core Capabilities
Component Notes  
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 113
Type 28
Type 34
Type 41
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMExisting chain of command provides management and oversight for Type 4 team, at requestor’s discretion.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 1 Communications Unit Leader (COML)
Type 21 – NIMS Type 2 COML
Type 31 – NIMS Type 3 COML
Type 4Not Specified
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAMRequestor orders radio technicians and COMT as single resources if more personnel are necessary. Requestor consults with the Type 1 COML to determine specific needs.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1 – NIMS Type 2 COML 4 – NIMS Type 2 Communications Technician (COMT)
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1 – NIMS Type 3 COML 3 – NIMS Type 2 COMT
Type 3Same as Type 4, PLUS: 2 – NIMS Type 3 COMT
Type 41 – NIMS Type 3 COMT
Land Mobile Radio and Field Operations Capability Per TeamRequestor specifies capabilities and equipment necessary for each typed team based on incident needs.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. Multisite systems 2. Wide-area coverage
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1. Single-site systems 2. Repeaters 3. Site replacements 4. Mobile antenna structures
Type 3Same as Type 4, PLUS: Mobile interoperable gateways and command posts
Type 4Radio cache
Functional Mission Per TeamNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Providing additional coverage, capacity, and functionality; or adding, repairing, or replacing multiple sites to cover a perimeter or wide area
Type 2Providing a single-site communication system; or adding, repairing, or restoring a system base site, including mobile antenna structure
Type 3Providing mobile communications centers or communication trailers that can converge, connect, and create interoperability between multiple systems
Type 4Adding personal communication devices for use by mission personnel
Electronics Equipment Per Team1. All electronic equipment must meet all applicable regulations. 2. Team programs electronic equipment and radios with national interoperability channels for the requested frequency band. 3. Providers check radio programming software and cables for proper version updates and connectivity prior to deployment. 4. Requestor orders additional COMT as necessary to manage larger caches of radios.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Equipment to establish a fully functional wireless two-way voice/data network; examples include trunked systems, multisite repeater systems with analog and digital capability, and other wide-area radio networks
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Equipment to establish single-site repeater access points, construction of mobile antenna farms, and replacement of existing wireless two-way communications equipment
Type 3Same as Type 4, PLUS: Equipment to support existing communications systems; this includes vehicle-mounted gateways and patches
Type 4Equipment and supplies to support the incident and resource requestor; this may include a small (up to 25), medium (25 to 100), or large (100 to 250) cache of radios (portable and rapid-deploy mobile radios and related programming and configuring software/hardware, in specified frequency bands)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Equipment Per Team Member1. The following regulation addresses PPE: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR Part 1910.132: Personal Protective Equipment. 2. Requestor communicates special PPE requirements, such as equipment for hot or cold weather or special situations, to all team members during notification. Requestor coordinates with providers traveling across state lines about safety regulations that differ by state.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 4PPE is mission specific and may include: 1. Hard hat 2. Reflective vest 3. Gloves 4. Protective clothing 5. Protective footwear
Communications Equipment Per Team MemberAll team members provide common communications internally without affecting the resource request.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 41 – Radio 1 – Cell phone
FEMA, NIMS 508: Communications Unit Leader
FEMA, NIMS 508: Communications Technician
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 47 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 90: Private Land Mobile Radio Services, latest edition adopted
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.132: Personal Protective Equipment, latest edition adopted
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Interoperability Field Operations Guide v1.6.1, May 2015