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ID
8-508-1164
Name
Canine Search Team - Disaster/Structural Collapse Human Remains
Status
Published
Updated
11/15/2019 4:38:04 PM
Released
11/07/2017
Description
A Canine Search Team – Disaster/Structural Collapse Human Remains searches for and detects the scent of human remains in failed structures and debris fields.
Resource Category
Search and Rescue
Primary Core Capability
Mass Search and Rescue Operations
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The Canine Search Team – Disaster/Structural Collapse Human Remains: 1. Provides search services for detecting the scent of human remains in failed structures and in debris fields 2. Provides medical care to include first aid 3. Conducts planning for team-level tactics 4. Provides basic protection of personnel with regard to: a. Safety b. Emergency shelter c. Medical care d. Simple decontamination e. Basic ground support capability for helicopter operations f. Minor repair of personal or team equipment (Incident Logistics Support) 5. Operates in environments with and without infrastructure, including compromised access to roadways, utilities, transportation, and limited availability of shelter, food, and water 6. Does not provide ambulance service, or transport of humans or animals to shelter or other locations
Composition and Ordering Specifications
1. Discuss the following items prior to deployment: a. Communications beyond Intra-team communications, such as programmable inter-operable communications with Command, General Staff, the military and other supporting resources b. Presence of contaminated environments and need for related personal protective equipment (PPE), clothing, and equipment c. Logistics support, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals 2. The requestor should specify mission location and operational environments, such as the presence of failed structures, water, type of terrain, weather, and hazardous materials contamination 3. If the incident involves search in failed structures, the requestor should specify the construction environment conditions – heavy, medium, light – when ordering a. Heavy construction: Failed structures of heavy floor, pre-cast concrete, reinforced concrete, steel frame construction, and mass transportation equipment b. Medium construction: Failed structures of heavy wall and non-reinforced concrete construction, confined spaces (permit required), trenches and excavations c. Light construction: Failed structures of light frame construction 4. Requestor should order an adequate number of canine teams based on the physical endurance of the canines, search area, and environmental conditions 5. The requestor should specify the need for additional vehicles, trailers, equipment, or supplies 6. The handler determines duty cycle of dog based on assignment, environment, terrain, and other factors affecting detection performance
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 12
Type 22
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMThe requestor may need to order this resource in conjunction with an Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force or Structural Collapse SAR Team, which would provide oversight.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 1 Canine Search Specialist – Disaster/Structural Collapse Human Remains, with canine 1 – NIMS Type 1 Structural Collapse Search Technician or NIMS Type 1 Structural Collapse Rescue Technician
Type 21 – NIMS Type 2 Canine Search Specialist – Disaster/Structural Collapse Human Remains, with canine 1 – NIMS Type 2 Structural Collapse Search Technician or NIMS Type 2 Structural Collapse Rescue Technician
General Function Equipment Per TeamProvision of heavy equipment and tools is the responsibility of the US&R or Structural Collapse SAR Team providing oversight of this resource.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Equipment consistent with this resource’s capabilities and needs to include the following: 1. Access and search 2. Ground support for air operations 3. Base and spike camp 4. Discipline-specific PPE and tools Technical search equipment including: 1. Hand tools (shovels and bolt cutters) 2. Life safety rope 3. Rope access hardware 4. Rope access software
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Equipment Per Team MemberPPE should be equivalent to parameters set forth in American National Standard Institute (ANSI) Z359: Fall Protection Code.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Minimum PPE consistent with this resource’s capabilities and needs, including: 1. Helmet 2. Headlamp and batteries 3. Rescue harness 4. Eye protection 5. Hearing protection 6. Protective clothing 7. Gloves 8. Footwear 9. Personal medical kit 10. Survival kit 11. Foul weather clothing 12. Canine PPE
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PER TEAM1. Intra-team and inter-team communications should be consistent with National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG). 2. Consider alternate forms of communication, such as satellite phones, based on the mission assignment and team needs.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Portable and mobile intra-team communications 2. Portable radios with ground to air capability 3. Charger for devices 4. Handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) units 5. Two-way handheld radios 6. Mobile phones
TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT PER TEAMVehicle is for use in transporting team members and equipment and should be capable of 4-wheel drive if necessary for conditions.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Vehicle
828
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509: Canine Search Specialist – Disaster/Structural Collapse Human Remains
FEMA, NIMS 509: Structural Collapse Search Technician
FEMA, NIMS 509: Structural Collapse Rescue Technician
FEMA, NIMS 508: Structural Collapse Search Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Structural Collapse Rescue Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-2007 Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems & Components
ANSI/EMAP 1-2016 National Urban Search and Rescue Standard, 2016
United Nations (UN) International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), Guidelines and Methodology, 2012
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG), v. 1.5, 2014