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ID
7-508-1244
Name
Public Works Support Team
Status
Published
Version
1.5
Updated
3/16/2021 8:47:13 AM
Original Release
03/16/2021
Last Major Release
03/16/2021
Description
The Public Works Support Team supplements local public works management during incident response and recovery operations.
Resource Category
Public Works
Primary Core Capability
Infrastructure Systems
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The Public Works Support Team: 1. Supports local public works departments during incident response operations and moves into recovery activities as necessary 2. Provides backup relief for local public works department staff during extended operations 3. Supports normal public works operations in addition to emergency response needs 4. Reviews damage assessments and cost estimates for repair and replacement recorded by the Damage Assessment Team – Public Works and other sources, as the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) determines 5. Is multidisciplinary and may provide support in the following areas, based on incident need: a. Solid waste management b. Roadway and bridge maintenance and construction c. Traffic management d. Fleet management e. Building management f. Water, wastewater, stormwater and reuse water management g. Public and private utilities h. Parks and urban forestry i. Other public works functions, as necessary
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 specifies any specialized capabilities necessary. 3. Requestor specifies a mission-specific chain of command. 4. Requestor specifies field or Emergency Operations Center (EOC) working environments.
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 13
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMAny of the listed positions may fill the management and oversight role, depending on incident needs.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Engineering Manager, Public Works Director, Public Works Systems Manager, Public Works Supervisor or Public Works Safety Specialist
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAMFunctional and support staff is mission specific and may include Public Works Safety Specialist, Public Works Supervisor, engineers, administrative assistants or others, at the team leader’s discretion.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 12 – Functional and support staff
General Equipment Per TeamMeasuring devices include tape measures (25' to 100') and measuring wheels.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11. GPS 2. Laptop computer 3. Digital camera 4. Measuring device 5. Other equipment and supplies as necessary based on ordering specifications
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. Hard hat 2. Safety-toe boots 3. Reflective vest 4. Eye and ear protection 5. Respirator 6. Gloves 7. Masks 8. Basic first aid kit 9. Flashlight
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Appropriate team communications, such as two-way radios, cell phones or satellite phones
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Damage Assessment Team – Public Works
FEMA, NIMS 509: Civil Engineer
FEMA, NIMS 509: Engineering Manager
FEMA, NIMS 509: Public Works Director
FEMA, NIMS 509: Public Works Safety Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 509: Public Works Supervisor
FEMA, NIMS 509: Public Works Systems Manager
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 1910.132-140: Personal Protective Equipment, latest edition adopted