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

Resource: Emergency Medical Task Force
Category: Health and Medical (ESF #8)
Kind: Team
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
(Metric)
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Supervisor  

1

Minimum qualifications: Ambulance Strike Team/Medical Task Force Leader

 

 

 

 
Resources

 

Any combination of resources assembled for a medical mission, with common communications and a leader

 

 

 

 
Supplies, Equipment, Personnel            

Comments:

Emergency Medical Task Force:  Any combination (within span of control) of resources (e.g., Ambulances, Rescues, Engines, Squads) assembled for a medical mission, with common communications and a leader (supervisor). Self-sufficient for 12-hour operational periods, although may be deployed longer, depending on need. Support elements needed include fuel, security, resupply of medical supplies, and support for a minimum of 11 personnel (depending on staffing of individual units). Temperature control support may be required for medical supplies in some environments. Vehicle maintenance support required.

 


National Mutual Aid & Resource Management Initiative
Emergency Medical Services