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Federal Emergency Management Agency. Emergency Response Assets/Teams. Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMAT) Emergency Response Team-Advanced (ERT-A) Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Forces Hurricane Liaison Team (HLT) Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS)

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emergency response assets teams
Emergency Response Assets/Teams

Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMAT)

Emergency Response Team-Advanced (ERT-A)

Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Forces

Hurricane Liaison Team (HLT)

Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS)

Evacuation Liaison Team

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incident management assistance teams
Incident Management Assistance Teams

Initial Federal presence; begin flow of Federal resources

Liaison to State/local emergency managers

Provide situational awareness and needs assessment

Plan, train, and exercise with States

IMAT Operational Concepts

Arrive within 12-hrs of notice; self-sufficient for 48-hrs

Permanent team members

National IMAT: IMAT-East (National Capital Region) IMAT-West (Sacramento, CA)IMAT-Central (FY2011)

Regional IMAT: Regions 2, 4, 5, & 6 Regions 7 (FY2009) Regions 1, 3, 8, 9, & 10 (FY2010)

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ert a
ERT-A

Capabilities:

  • Provides one-on-one coordination with State Emergency Response Team (SERT)
  • Facilitates state request for assistance to the RRCC staff (RST)
  • Provides forward support element for the RRCC ESFs
  • Begins the process of identifying a location for a Joint Field Office (JFO)
  • Sets up Mobilization Centers to support follow-up ERT deployments, as required

Size:

The ERT-A is tailored according to the scope of the incident and is lead by an ERT-A Team Leader (normally from the National FCO cadre), supported by ICS-organized command and general staff. It may also be augmented by SMEs from the ESFs represented at the RRCC

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Urban Search and Rescue Program

Coordinates National capability to assist State & local governments respond to structural collapse incidents and conduct search and rescue

Nationally managed

  • Three components –
    • 28 National Task Forces

each WMD capable

    • Incident Support Team
    • Technical Specialists
  • Uses ICS
  • 72-hour self-sufficiency
hurricane liaison team
Hurricane Liaison Team
  • Capabilities: The HLT receives real time information, data, analysis and forecast from the NHC, WFOs, HPC, SPC, RFCs, and various other weather NWS services for subsequent dissemination to Federal, State and Local authorities. It also receives situation reports, problems, issues and concerns from the emergency management community to share as appropriate with the NHC and other NWS offices and centers.
  • Size: Depending on the timing , threat level and probability of landfall for the storm, the HLT may be initially activated at one of the following levels with varying staffing requirements.
  • Level One: Two Complete teams (day/night); Team Leader, Tech Services Officer(s), Meteorologist, Report Officer and Coordination Officer(s).
  • Level Two: One Complete Team (day shift only).
  • Level Three: One Partial Team (day shift only) composed of a Team Leader, Technical Services Officer and Meteorologist.
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MAYNARD, MA

DENVER, CO

BOTHELL, WA

FREDERICK, MD

DENTON, TX

Mobile Emergency Response Support

Response capability consisting of a flexible mix of vehicles and resources designed to meet all hazards and national security emergency requirements--telecommunications, life support, logistics, operations, power

THOMASVILLE, GA

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ELT

Capabilities :

Receives, compile and analyze vital information such as:

  • Status of evacuations ( local, State, Inter-state)
  • Transportation support to states
  • Traffic flows/counts/speeds/ect.
  • Availability and capacity of shelters

Disseminate the appropriate information via:

  • Website
  • Video Conference
  • E-mail
  • Status report

Size: The ELT is a joint responsibility of ESF 1 Federal Highway and FEMA staff. Both will provide one person per shift to work in the RRCC when activated. It may use support from other staff members within ESF 1 or Planning Section Risk Analysis Unit.

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