U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource: EMAC Advance Team (See Definition Below)
Category: Resource Management (ESF #7)
Kind: Team
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
(Metric)
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Personnel Number determined by requesting
State(s); experience; training; certification; knowledge of procedures; deployment abilities

4-member team, consisting of 1 primary point of contact and 3 support staff members. Team members have experience in live EMAC deployments; Participated in exercises; Completed EMAC certification program; Completed standardized EMAC field course training;
in-depth knowledge of EMAC procedures; Able to deploy on 24-hours notice for up to 2-week deployment

2-member team, consisting of 1 primary point of contact and 1 support staff member. Team members have participated in exercises; Completed standardized EMAC field course training; knowledge of EMAC procedures; Able to deploy on 24-hours notice for up to 2-week deployment

2-member team, consisting of 1 primary point of contact and 1 support staff member. Team members have participated in exercises; Completed standardized EMAC field course training; knowledge of EMAC procedures; Able to deploy on 48-hours notice for up to 2-week deployment

 
Equipment  

“Forward” A-Team requires 2 portable “ Go-Kits,” consisting of: Independent computer system with wireless/ satellite Internet capabilities, mini-cam, fax, printer, copier, cell and satellite phone systems

“Forward” A-Team requires 1 portable “Go-Kits,” consisting of: Independent computer system with wireless/satellite Internet capabilities, mini-cam, fax, printer, copier, cell and satellite phone systems

“Forward” A-Team requires 1 portable “Go-Kits,” consisting of: Independent computer system with wireless/satellite Internet capabilities, mini-cam, fax, printer, copier, cell and satellite phone systems

 

Comments:

The EMAC Advance Team is a team (typically comprised of two staff members) of EMAC trained and experienced personnel designated to deploy to a State to facilitate inter-State mutual-aid assistance under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). The mission of the EMAC Advance Team is to implement EMAC on behalf of the requesting State by coordinating and facilitating the provision of assistance from other member States in accordance with procedures set forth in the EMAC Standard Operating Procedures. “Standing” A-Teams may operate from their home State(s), but in large-scale disasters, the requesting State may require a “Forward” A-Team which is deployed to the requesting State’s EOC. A-Teams may also be deployed to FEMA Regional Operations Centers (ROCs) or FEMA HQ as a part of the Emergency Support Team (EST), as requested by FEMA and approved by the EMAC Chair. For a multi-State event, a “Controlling” A-Team will be designated.



National Mutual Aid & Resource Management Initiative
Emergency Management