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ID
9-508-1189
Name
Pedestrian Point of Distribution Team
Status
Published
Version
1.2
Updated
11/19/2019 1:26:09 PM
Original Release
11/07/2017
Last Major Release
11/19/2019
Description
A Pedestrian Point of Distribution (POD) Team establishes a location that disaster survivors can access on foot to obtain critical emergency supplies during and after an emergency. Pedestrian POD Teams service high-population-density areas, areas with damaged transportation infrastructure, or areas where Drive-Through POD sites are impractical. Government agencies, Nongovernmental Organizations (NGO), private sector organizations, and combinations of these groups can establish and operate these sites.
Resource Category
Mass Care Services
Primary Core Capability
Mass Care Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
A Pedestrian POD team: 1. Establishes pedestrian distribution operations at a site, as specified by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) 2. Works closely with the Distribution of Emergency Supplies (DES) Task Force to regulate the flow of supplies and to notify the public of locations and hours of operation 3. Distributes supplies in an orderly, efficient, and safe manner 4. Maintains accurate records of items distributed 5. Restocks supplies at the site
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. This team supports pre-disaster planning and post-disaster supply distribution to meet survivors’ immediate needs 3. The number of pedestrian POD sites varies depending on the incident type, size, scale, and duration 4. The condition of the transportation infrastructure may obstruct access to a POD site or affect resupply operations 5. A Pedestrian POD may operate for extended hours to give the public maximum access 6. The requestor determines the amount and type of security to prevent theft and provide traffic control
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 128
Type 218
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 2 – NIMS Type 1 DES Team Leader
Type 22 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 2 DES Team Leader
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAM1. All forklift operators have training and certification in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. Forklift operators also have Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) authorization to operate assigned equipment. 2. The forklift operator is not a NIMS typed position.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1 – Forklift Operator 7 – NIMS Type 1 Mass Care Specialist
Type 21 – Forklift Operator 15 – NIMS Type 1 Mass Care Specialist
Electronics and Communications Equipment Per Team1. The DES Team Leader communicates depletion rates and operational changes to the Logistics Staging Area (LSA), the Distribution of Emergency Supplies Task Force, and the Logistics Chief. 2. The Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) determines the number of directional signs after completing a risk assessment. 3. Select and program two-way radios based on AHJ requirements. 4. 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 2Cellular Phone (one per team member) Laptop computer (one per team member) Handheld two-way radio (one per team member) 1 – GPS unit 1 – Handheld public address horn or system 1 – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather alert radio 1 – Directional sign
Site Size Per TeamThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Local Distribution Point Planning for Commodities document provides the basis for this size estimate.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1125' x 150' to accommodate four pedestrian lanes and six loading points
Type 275' x 150' to accommodate two pedestrian lanes and three loading points
Throughput Per Team1. Throughput is the estimated number of people the Pedestrian Point of Distribution (POD) Team serves per hour. The number of people served varies based on available personnel, number of load stations, and item packaging. 2. The USACE Local Distribution Point Planning for Commodities document provides the basis for this throughput estimate.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1841 to 1,680
Type 21 to 840
Operations Equipment Per TeamThe Distribution of Emergency Supplies (DES) Team Leader orders equipment to supplement what the requestor provides, based on the FEMA and USACE Guide to Points of Distribution.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Equipment includes the following: 1. Forklifts 2. Pallet jacks 3. Hand trucks 4. Lighting 5. Large trash containers 6. Traffic control devices 7. Portable toilets 8. Tents or canopies
741
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Distribution of Emergency Supplies 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: Mobile Distribution Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Voluntary 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