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ID
9-508-1188
Name
Mobile Distribution Team
Status
Published
Version
1.2
Updated
11/19/2019 11:25:58 AM
Original Release
11/07/2017
Last Major Release
11/19/2019
Description
The Mobile Distribution Team distributes supplies to the public during and after an emergency. This resource is useful when survivors cannot access fixed Points of Distribution (POD) or other distribution sites, or when it is more efficient to distribute supplies from a vehicle or other mobile platform.
Resource Category
Mass Care Services
Primary Core Capability
Mass Care Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The Mobile Distribution Team: 1. Loads delivery vehicles and distributes emergency supplies and donated goods to disaster survivors 2. Uses assigned distribution routes and established drop-off locations, such as a high-rise building, residence, or parking lot 3. Tracks and records the distribution of emergency supplies and donated goods 4. Coordinates operations with the Distribution of Emergency Supplies (DES) Task Force and the Donations Coordination Task Force 5. Adheres to all safety guidelines the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) specifies
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. The number and type of Mobile Distribution Teams vary based on the event type, size, scale, and duration 3. The condition of the transportation infrastructure may obstruct access to impacted areas and may affect resupply operations 4. Requestor orders vehicles based on local conditions 5. All Mobile Distribution Team members have distribution experience or training 6. Requestor orders supplies—such as hand trucks, ropes, tie-down straps, work gloves, drinking water, flashlights, local street maps, GPS capability, traffic cones, banner tape, mobile phones, and land mobile radios—based on incident needs 7. Requestor determines the amount and type of security
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 18
Type 25
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – NIMS Type 1 DES Team Leader
Type 21 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 2 DES Team Leader
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAM1. This team includes at least one person with a license and authorization to drive the designated vehicle. 2. If a vehicle does not safely accommodate the entire team, an additional vehicle transports the remaining personnel.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 3 – NIMS Type 1 Mass Care Specialist
Type 24 – NIMS Type 1 Mass Care Specialist
Vehicle Type Capacity Per TeamNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Larger than 24-foot delivery-style truck or trailer
Type 2Up to 24-foot delivery-style truck or trailer (or equivalent-capacity vehicle)
717
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Distribution of Emergency Supplies Management Task Force
FEMA, NIMS 509: Distribution of Emergency Supplies Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 508: Donated Goods Warehouse Management Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Donations Coordination Task Force
FEMA, NIMS 509: Donations Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 508: Drive-Through Point of Distribution Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mass Care Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 508: Pedestrian Point of Distribution Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Volunteer Agency Liaison
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA and United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Guide to Points of Distribution, January 2009
American Red Cross, Bulk Distribution Handbook, 2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.178(l): Powered Industrial Trucks, latest edition adopted
USACE, Local Distribution Point Planning for Commodities, June 2005