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ID
6-508-1240
Name
Mobile Field Force
Status
Published
Version
1.4
Updated
11/19/2019 11:27:43 AM
Original Release
06/19/2018
Last Major Release
11/19/2019
Description
The Mobile Field Force (MFF) is a mobile team capable of providing a fast and effective platoon- or squad-size tactical force for a wide variety of policing functions and missions
Resource Category
Law Enforcement Operations
Primary Core Capability
On-scene Security, Protection and Law Enforcement
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The MFF is a pre-designated team that: 1. Provides crowd management and crowd control, including: a. Saturation patrols b. Area search c. Perimeter control d. Staffing for traffic control points e. Security at critical facilities f. Demonstrator and protestor escort g. Protective front-line formations 2. Maintains order and preserves the peace 3. Arrests law violators 4. Promotes traffic safety and enforces vehicle and traffic laws 5. Provides support for: a. All-hazards risks and events b. Natural disasters c. Fires d. Terrorist incidents e. Crime scene protection
Composition and Ordering Specifications
1. Discuss logistics for deploying this team, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, communications, and meals, prior to deployment 2. Discuss arrangements related to arrest authority, such as deputation, before deployment 3. Requestor and provider discuss arrest and prisoner control process 4. Requestor orders a medic and ambulance separately, if necessary 5. Requestor and provider discuss communications system requirements, such as 800 MHz requirements or need for secure channels 6. Discuss use of chemical agents and munitions, and less-lethal munitions
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 157
Type 227
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMIn a Type 1 MFF, one of the three MFF Supervisors may act as deputy MFF Leader.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 3 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 1 Mobile Field Force Supervisor
Type 21 – NIMS Type 1 Mobile Field Force Leader 2 – NIMS Type 1 Mobile Field Force Supervisor
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAM1. Each MFF may include one or more qualified rifle officers and chemical agent or munitions deployment officers. 2. The logistics specialist is not a NIMS typed position.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 25 – NIMS Type 1 Mobile Field Force Officer 1 – Logistics specialist
Type 223 – NIMS Type 1 Mobile Field Force Officer 1 – Logistics specialist
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Equipment Per Team Member1. The following regulation addresses PPE: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.132: Personal Protective Equipment. 2. Requestor and provider should discuss necessary equipment the team brings.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2PPE is mission specific and may include: 1. Uniform, Agency Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) approved 2. Riot or ballistic helmet 3. Eye protection 4. Ear protection 5. Body armor with ballistic plates 6. Reflective vest 7. Ballistic shield 8. N95 protective respirator 9. Protective gloves 10. Protective boots 11. Flashlight 12. Full-face air purifying respirator (APR) 13. Duty weapon 14. Duty belt 15. Ammunition 16. Baton 17. Restraints, such as handcuffs or flexicuffs 18. Tactical medical supplies, including tourniquets and clotting bandages
Additional Equipment Per TeamThe type and number of cameras and bullhorns should be part of ordering specifications discussions.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Cameras, still image and video 2. Bullhorn
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PER TEAMConsider alternate forms of communications, such as satellite phones, based on the mission assignment and team needs.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 30 – Short-range, two-way portable radio 30 – Cell phone
Type 227 – Short-range, two-way portable radio 27 – Cell phone
TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 7 – Emergency law enforcement patrol vehicle 1 – Prisoner transport vehicle
Type 27 – Emergency law enforcement patrol vehicle 2 – Prisoner transport vehicle
718
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mobile Field Force Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mobile Field Force Supervisor
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mobile Field Force Officer
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