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ID
8-508-1019
Name
Radio Direction Finding Team
Status
Published
Version
1.3
Updated
11/19/2019 2:09:57 PM
Original Release
11/14/2005
Last Major Release
11/19/2019
Description
 
Resource Category
Search and Rescue
Primary Core Capability
Mass Search and Rescue Operations
Secondary Core Capability
Public and Private Services and Resources
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
 
Composition and Ordering Specifications
 
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type II
Type 2Incident staff capable of managing electronic direction-finding operations
Type 3Unit level mission release No search management capabilities
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Team leader and team members to support at least 2 operational field units (at least 1 team member must be a medical specialist – EMT or higher) Management staff following ICS model
Type 2Team leader and team members to support at least 2 operational field units Management staff following ICS model
Type 3Team leader Team member(s)
Capabilities Per TeamNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Must be able to operate the team's equipment Team is expected to be able to triangulate a distress beacon to its source Team members must be experienced in coordinating with other search teams and aircrews Team members must have training for operations in remote locations for extended periods One member of each team must have advanced medical training to the EMT level
Type 2Must be able to operate the team's equipment Team is expected to be able to triangulate a distress beacon to its source Team members must be experienced in coordinating with other search teams Team members must have training for operations in limited remote locations for extended periods
Type 3Must be able to operate the team's equipment Team is expected to be able to triangulate a distress beacon to its source in moderate terrain Team members are not expected to operate in remote field locations for extended periods
Rescue Equipment Per TeamNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Equipment to support remote extrication and field transport of aircraft crash survivors
Type 2None required
Type 3None required
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Equipment Per Team MemberNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type II
Type 2Same as Type III
Type 3Appropriate level PPE for working environment
Electronics Equipment Per TeamNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type II
Type 2At least one Handheld Portable Electronic Direction Finder per team
Type 3At least one Handheld Portable Electronic Direction Finder
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type II
Type 2VHF Radios Cell Phone
Type 3Cell Phone
TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 14x4 vehicles that can transport each team throughout the search area
Type 2Vehicles that can transport each team throughout the search area 4x4s are not required, but recommended
Type 31 vehicle that can transport the team throughout the search area 4x4s are not required, but recommended
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017