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ID
8-508-1166
Name
Canine Search Team – Land Human Remains
Status
Published
Updated
11/15/2019 4:48:47 PM
Released
11/07/2017
Description
A Canine Search Team – Land Human Remains searches for human remains outside the urban collapsed structure environment, in debris fields, and in areas of varied terrain with limited structures.
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 – Land Human Remains: 1. Provides search services for detecting human remains outside the urban collapsed structure environment, in debris fields, and in areas of varied terrain with limited structures 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. Security and force protection needed upon arrival d. 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. Requestor should order an adequate number of canine teams based on the physical endurance of the canines, search area, and environmental conditions 4. Requestor should specify equipment such as hardware, software, personal protective equipment (PPE), ropes, and victim evacuation devices, needed to accomplish operations 5. Requestor should specify the need for additional vehicles, trailers, equipment, or supplies 6. The handler determines duty cycle of the dog based on assignment, environment, terrain, and other factors affecting detection performance 7. The requestor should order separately any additional specialized personnel, such as Advanced Life Support (ALS), medical, animal, logistics, advisors, or helicopter support
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 12
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMThe requestor may need to order this resource in conjunction with a National Incident Management System (NIMS) typed Land SAR Team or NIMS typed Mountain SAR Team, which would provide oversight.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Not Specified
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – NIMS Type 1 Canine Search Specialist – Land Human Remains, with canine 1 – NIMS typed Land SAR Technician or Mountain SAR Technician
General Function Equipment Per TeamNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Equipment 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
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 1Minimum PPE consistent with this resource’s capabilities and needs, including: 1. Helmet 2. Headlamp and batteries 3. Eye protection 4. Hearing protection 5. Uniform / protective clothing 6. Gloves 7. Footwear 8. Field pack 9. Personal medical kit 10. Survival kit 11. Foul weather clothing 12. Canine PPE
Communications Equipment Per Team Member1. 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 11. 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 1Vehicle
830
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509: Canine Search Specialist – Land Human Remains
FEMA, NIMS 509: Land Search and Rescue Technician
FEMA, NIMS 508: Land Search and Rescue Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mountain Search and Rescue Technician
FEMA, NIMS 508: Mountain Search and Rescue Team
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG), v. 1.5, 2014