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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities


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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities

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  • Civil Support Missions

  • Immediate Response

  • Request for Assistance Process

    • Unity of Effort

  • National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

  • Historical DoD Support to Firefighting

  • NIFC Request for Assistance Process

  • DoD Firefighting Capabilities

  • The Economy Act

  • Status and Use of the National Guard (Title 32 United States Code

  • Way Ahead


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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities

Civil Support Missions

  • Hurricane/Typhoon

  • Fire

  • Volcanic Eruption

  • Landslide

  • Earthquake

  • Flood

  • Tsunami/Tidal Wave

  • Meteor Impact

  • Tornado

  • Snowstorm

  • Drought

  • Chemical Incident

  • Biological Incident

  • Radiological Incident

  • Explosion

  • Oil Spill

  • Space Debris Impact

  • Epidemic

  • Animal Disease

  • Postal Work Stoppage

  • Insurrection

  • Civil Disturbance

  • Mass Immigration

  • CBRN Training

  • Laboratory Support

  • Medical Support

  • Special Events

  • Civil Works Projects

  • Counter Drug Operations

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection

  • Continuity of Operations

  • Counter Terrorism

  • State Funerals


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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities

Immediate Response Criteria

  • Save Lives

Local Military Commanders or Responsible Officials of DoD Agencies May Take Necessary Action to:

  • Prevent Human Suffering

  • Mitigate Great Property Damage


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DISASTER

SITE

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities


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DISASTER

SITE

Local Response

Incident Commander

Local Emergency

Management

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities


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State Response

State Emergency

Management

DISASTER

SITE

Local Response

Incident Commander

Local Emergency

Management

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities


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Federal Response

President

DHS (FEMA)

State Response

State Emergency

Management

DISASTER

SITE

Local Response

Incident Commander

Local Emergency

Management

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities


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Emergency Support Functions

Transportation

Department of Transportation

Communications

National Communications System

Public Works and Engineering

Department of Defense/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Firefighting

Department of Agriculture/Forest Service

Information and Planning

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Mass Care

American Red Cross

Resource Support

General Services Administration

Health and Medical Services

Department of Health and Human Services

Urban Search and Rescue

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Hazardous Materials

Environmental Protection Agency

Food

Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Service

Energy

Department of Energy


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Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Indian Affairs

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

National Park Service

U.S. Forest Service

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin

National

Association

of State

Foresters

US

Fire

Administration

Office of

Aircraft

Services, DOI

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities

NIFC Overview

The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, ID is the nation’s support center for wildland firefighting

  • NIFC is a place, not an organization

  • Home to seven federal agencies

  • All work cooperatively to support firefighting efforts across the nation

  • Does not fight fires; makes sure firefighters have what they need to be successful

  • NIFC can set-up a support network for 10,000 firefighters in @ 24 hours

  • Support is no cost to communities

  • Home to largest cache of hand-held radios in the country


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SECDEF

ExecSec

ASD-HD

JDOMS

Orders

USNORTHCOM

Services / Agencies

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities

Governor

IC*

State

Adjutant

General

IC*

IC*

RFA

*Incident Commanders

(Civilian @ Each Fire)

National Interagency

Coordination Center

State

Coordinating

Officer

Request For Assistance


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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities

Defense Support to Wildland Firefighting in 2003

Southern California Fires

  • Eight Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems (MAFFS) - equipped C-130 aircraft

  • Six Marine Corps helicopters

  • Four Navy Reserve helicopters

  • Eight CA NG helicopters

  • Two OR NG helicopters

  • Over 280 NG troops were deployed One Liaison Officer at NIFC Headquarters, Boise, ID

  • One Defense Coordinating Officer with Defense Coordinating Element, Pasadena, CA

  • March Air Reserve Base as FEMA mobilization center

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers support

Montana Fires (August)

  • One Army battalion with medical evacuation helicopter detachment in support of

  • One Defense Coordinating Officer with Defense Coordinating Element


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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities

Recent History of Defense Support to Wildland Firefighting

2002

  • One Army battalion

  • Eight Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve C-130 airplanes converted to tankers

    2001

  • Two Army battalions

  • Eight Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve C-130 airplanes converted to tankers

    2000

  • Four Army and one Marine Corps battalions

    1996

  • One Army battalion and one Marine Corps battalion

  • Eight Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve C-130 airplanes converted to tankers

    1994

  • Five Army battalions and two Marine Corps battalions

  • Eight Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve C-130 airplanes converted to tankers

1990

  • Four Army battalions

  • Eight Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve C-130 airplanes converted to tankers

    1989

  • Four Army battalions

  • 19 helicopters

  • Eight Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve C-130 airplanes converted to tankers

    1988

  • Six Army battalions and two Marine Corps battalions

  • 57 helicopters, including two OV-10 Mohawks with infrared scanners

  • Eight Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve C-130 airplanes converted to tankers


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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities

DoD Capabilities

  • Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS)

    • 8 C-130 MAFFS Equipped Aircraft

    • 186 Aircrew and 14 Support personnel

146 AW (ANG)

Channels Island,CA

2 MAFFS

10 CREWS

302 AW (USAFR)

Colorado Springs,CO

2 MAFFS

10 CREWS

153 AW (ANG)

Cheyenne,WY

2 MAFFS

10 CREWS

145 AW (ANG)

Charlotte,NC

2 MAFFS

10 CREWS

  • 145th AW NCANG, 146th AW CAANG, 153rd AW WYANG, and the 302nd AW AFRCS conduct for annual NIFC training, crew and air frame certification.

  • Units deploy to Boise, ID for 5-7 day MAFFS training/certification.Joint training with U.S. Forest Service.

  • Certified units return to home station. Crews are certified as “Low Level Air Drop Crews”.

  • Home station launch within 24 hrs will normally be required upon receipt of orders.

  • Units do mobilize for DOD missions in U.S. and overseas.

  • Airframe/crews are provided by DOD

  • MAFF units are Forest Service assets

  • 3,000 gallon capacity


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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities

DoD Capabilities

Helicopters

  • Army

    UH-1, UH-60, CH-47

  • USMC

    UH-60, CH46, CH-53

  • USN

    UH-60, CH46, CH-53

  • Only Army A/C have radios installed for use w/NIFC

  • Like MAFF A/C and crews, Helos must be NIFC certified

  • Annual certification 2 day training (ground school/air drops)

  • Helo managers (agency fire expert) in every A/C during

  • support missions

  • A/C utilize “Bambi” buckets for water haul

  • UH-1 – 420 gals, UH-60 – 660 gals, CH-46 – 1320 gals,

  • CH-47/53 – 2600 gals capacity


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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities

DoD Capabilities

  • Battalion size Task Force of 560 persons

    • 25 teams (20 soldiers/marines per team)

    • Staff /Support Staff of 60 persons

    • Medical Air Ambulance

  • Battalion receives warning order.

  • NIFC Gathers Together Training Cadre. (D+1)

  • Battalion prepares classrooms and equipment for training with NIFC.

  • NIFC trainers deploy to designated installation. Conduct home station training and issues Personal Protective Equipment. (D+3)

  • Battalion marries up with NIFC trainers and is issued NIFC WFF equipment and receives specialized WFF training. (D+3)

  • NIFC Transports Designated Unit to Site. (D+5)

  • Battalion arrives at NIFC base camp and sets up WFF operations.

  • NIFC Conducts onsite hands on training. (D+6)

  • NIFC Trained DoD Assets are deployed to actual fire fighting duties providing support to LFA. (D+7)

  • Soldiers not specifically trained to fight fires

  • (additional mission)

  • Strong/young and organized

  • Trained/equipped/certified = Type 2 firefighter


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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities

DoD Capabilities

Other Resources

Employed in support of NIFC

for Wildland Firefighting

  • Geospatial Imagery

  • Remote Weather Forecasting

  • Contracting Services

  • Base Camp Life Support

  • Transportation

  • Maintenance

  • Medical


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31 USC 1535 (The Economy Act)

  • Authorizes Federal Agencies to provide supplies, equipment and material on a reimbursable basis to other Federal Agencies.

  • NO LEGAL REQUIREMENT to Exhaust Other Sources.

  • But the requesting organization must determine that the supplies or services cannot be obtained as conveniently or economically by contracting directly with a private source.


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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities

The Status and Use of the National Guard

  • Duel - Mission

  • Non- Federal Status (State Active Duty)

  • Federal Status

    • Title 10, United States Code

    • Title 32, United States Code


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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland DefenseDefense Support to Civil Authorities

Way Ahead

  • FY 04 National Defense Authorization Act

    • OMB review of USAFR and ANG MAAFS Authorities

    • Review of 42 USC 5121 et seq. (The Stafford Act)

    • Consider expedited Economy Act review process

    • Improve or Develop and Implement Improved Policies (if necessary)

    • Report back to Congress NLT 120 days

  • Updating MOA between DoD and DOA/DOI


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