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

Resource: NDMS Management Support Team (MST)
Category: Health & Medical (ESF #8)
Kind: Team
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Supervisory, Logistics, Communications, and Other Support Personnel (NOTE 1) Deployment Readiness; Staffing; Training Status; Patient Treatment Capacity Deploy to site within 24 hours of notification; Provide Federal supervision, coordination, and support at site of any NDMS team deployment, to include ambulatory care (sick call) for federal personnel (NOTE 2) Deploy to site within 24 hours of notification with limited staff and communications equipment, but no tentage (NOTE 2)      
Shelters, Equipment, and Supplies Logistics Status Full complement Communication and administration only      


Definition: An MST is a command and control team that provides support and liaison functions for other NDMS teams in the field.

NOTE 1: : MSTs are normally staffed by a mix of Federal employees from NDMS headquarters, the PHS-2 team, or the CCRF. Although rostered, MSTs do not exist except when actually deployed in support of a mission. An MST (perhaps as small as one or two individuals) always accompanies an NDMS unit on a deployment.

NOTE 2: MSTs are mission-tailored on an ad hoc basis, and usually deploy only with personnel and equipment specifically required for current support mission.


National Mutual Aid & Resource Management Initiatives
Health and Medical