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National Mutual Aid and Resource Management Initiative. National NDMS Conference, Dallas Texas April 19, 2004. Initiative Vision. To assist emergency managers and first responders in locating resources to enhance their response to emergencies.

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National mutual aid and resource management initiative

National Mutual Aid and Resource Management Initiative

National NDMS Conference, Dallas Texas

April 19, 2004


Initiative vision

Initiative Vision

  • To assist emergency managers and first responders in locating resources to enhance their response to emergencies.

  • To develop an efficient mechanism that will allow officials to:

    • Know what resources are available;

    • Request and track resources; and,

    • Take receipt of resources provided to them.

  • An integral component of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

  • System operational by 2005.


Initiative components

Initiative Components

  • Mutual Aid: Fostering Interstate and Intrastate Mutual Aid Agreements

  • Resource Typing: Typing Local, State, and Federal Emergency Response Assets Critical to Mutual Aid

  • Automated Resource Management System (ARMS): Developing a secure system to store data on local, State, and Federal resources.

  • Credentialing: Establishing a Nationwide System of Credentialing


Mutual aid

Mutual Aid

  • FEMA’s mutual aid project will enhance the ability of first responders to help other jurisdictions during times of disaster.

  • This project will create a national system that will build on existing strengths between jurisdictions– local-to-local, local-to-State, State-to-State, and State-to-Federal.

  • FEMA Seeks to Foster Interstate and Intrastate Mutual Aid Agreements by:

    • Supporting Existing Mutual Aid Efforts with NEMA.

    • Providing Funding Enhancements to EMAC.

    • Developing and Promoting a Model Intrastate Mutual Aid Agreement.

    • Enhancing the EMAC On-Line System.

    • Supporting the Development of an EMAC Training Program.


Resource typing

Resource Typing

  • FEMA Seeks to Type Local, State, and Federal Emergency Response Assets Critical to Mutual Aid by:

    • Developing an efficient mechanism that will allow officials and first responders to:

      • Know what resources are available

      • Request and monitor resources

      • Take receipt of resources provided to them

    • Developing Protocols and Procedures for Resource Typing.

    • Identifying Key Issues and Outline Recommendations for Resolution.

    • Conducting a National Inventory of Response Assets.

    • Developing and Implementing an Automated Resource Management System.


Resource typing process overview

Health & Medical

Law Enforcement

Public Works

Search & Rescue

Resource Typing: Process Overview

  • Number of Critical Stakeholders Consulted for Input

  • Working Groups Formed Encompassing a Broad Range of Disciplines:

  • Animal Health

  • Emergency Management

  • Emergency Medical Services

  • Fire/Hazmat


Resource typing process overview1

Resource Typing: Process Overview

  • Consulting with Stakeholders and Disciplines Throughout the Process, FEMA is:

    • Addressing Resource Management Topics.

    • Developing a Standard Resource Typing Methodology.

    • Formalizing Resource Typing Categories and Descriptions.

    • Typing Key Local, State, and Federal Emergency Response Assets.

    • Developing Guidance for Conducting a National Inventory.

    • Conducting System Requirements Analysis for an Automated Resource Management System (ARMS).


Resource typing methodology

  • Determine Disciplines

  • Fire

  • Law Enforcement

  • EMS

  • Health & Medical

  • Search & Rescue

  • HazMat

  • Animal Health

  • Public Works

  • Emergency Management

  • Task B: Implement the Process

  • Consult with Stakeholders

  • Define Resources

    • Category

    • Kind

    • Components

    • Metrics

  • Type Resources

    • Type I

    • Type II

  • Type III

  • Type IV

  • Other

Resource Typing Methodology

  • Task A: Identify Resources

  • Identify Categories

  • Determine Disciplines

  • Identify Preliminary Resources

  • Define Process for Resource Typing

Task C: Review, Evaluate, and

Enhance the Process


Resource typing process template

Resource Typing Process: Template

  • Resource: Resources consist of personnel, teams, and major items of equipment available for assignment to incidents.

  • Category: Comprised of 12 ESFs and 5 additional categories.

  • Kind: Kind refers to the broad category of like resources, such as teams, personnel, equipment, supplies, vehicles, and aircraft

  • Component: Resources can be comprised of multiple components.

  • Metric: Metrics provide a standard of measurement.

  • Type: Type refers to the level of resource capability.


Resource typing example

Resource Typing Example


Challenges to initiative

Challenges to Initiative

  • Some resource typing efforts are underway but they are not coordinated nationally

  • Resource definitions (to include components and capabilities) are not standardized

  • Development of a National inventory of resources

  • Pre-Incident Credentialing processes

  • Developing a comprehensive system at the national level to integrate and coordinate local, state, and federal systems and efforts


Status mutual aid

Status: Mutual Aid

  • Accomplishments

    • NEMA received grant from FEMA in 2003

    • Full-time EMAC Coordinator hired

    • Developed Model Intrastate mutual aid agreement

      • Draft released: March 2004

        • www.emacweb.org

  • Underway

    • Development of EMAC Field Operations Training Course in collaboration with EMI

      • To be piloted: May 2004 (in Oregon)

      • To be completed: September 2004


Status resource typing

Status: Resource Typing

  • Accomplishments

    • Developed resource typing template and guidance

    • Identified discipline specific groups and leads

    • Survey of state level resource typing efforts

    • Compiled a glossary of response assets, to include detailed annex of federal response assets

    • Initial glossary completed: December 2003

    • http://www.fema.gov/preparedness/mutual_aid.shtm

    • Typed preliminary list of resources

    • Initial 60 typed resources completed: January 2004

  • Underway

    • Type expanded list of resources

      • 120 resources to be completed: September 2004


Status resource inventory

Status: Resource Inventory

  • Accomplished

    • Draft resource inventory form and instructions developed

    • State-level resource inventory process outlined

    • Pilot program completed in 7 states with NEMA

      • AL, CO, DC, IA, MA, MT, NH

      • Approximately 18 typed resources to inventory

      • Purpose

        • Receive feedback on inventory process

        • Obtain data to assist in the identification of the automated system

        • Receive feedback on resource typing efforts

  • Next Steps

    • Update inventory guidance based on pilot and ARMS requirements


Status arms

Status: ARMS

  • Accomplished

    • Resource requirements identified

    • System requirements analysis conducted

  • Underway

    • Develop a data collection and field survey plan

    • Develop standardized “key asset” inventory guidance forms

  • Next Steps

    • Pilot system

      • To be completed July 2004


Credentialing

Credentialing

  • Specifies and standardizes the roles and responsibilities of those first responders operating in a disaster.

  • Ensures that personnel responding to an incident have been properly trained and qualified to operate in those positions.

  • Provides uniform certification programs allowing first responders to provide mutual aid nationwide.


Credentialing1

Credentialing

  • FEMA Seeks to Establish a Nationwide System of Credentialing by:

    • As prescribed by NIMS, developing a “a documentation and database system related to qualification, certification, and credentialing of incident management personnel and organizations”.

    • Specifying and standardizing the roles and responsibilities of those first responders operating in a disaster.

    • Ensuring that personnel responding to an incident have been properly trained and qualified to operate in those positions.

    • Providing uniform certification programs that allow first responders to provide mutual aid nationwide.

    • Ensuring the proper identification of first responder personnel.

    • Working with existing State or discipline-specific credentialing bodies toward national recognition for multi-jurisdictional response under mutual aid agreements.

    • Draft concept paper for a credentialing system is currently out for comment by DHS.


Next steps

Next Steps

  • Developing an Action Plan for Implementing Resource Typing at the Local and State Level.

  • Ensuring Consistency with the National Mutual Aid and Resource Typing Working Group, NIMS, and the NIMS Integration Center.

  • Reaching Out to State and Local Officials and First Responders for Input and Feedback on this Process.

  • To provide feedback, contact:

    Gil Jamieson Lavoyed HudginsTanya Bathiche

    (202) 646-4090(859) 224-8217(703) 383-4568

    [email protected]@[email protected]


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