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

Resource: US&R Incident Support Team
Category: Search & Rescue (ESF #9)
Kind: Team
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
(Metric)
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Personnel Number of People per Response

30-60-person response depending on the needs of the incident

22-person response

 

 

 
Personnel Training

Qualified National US&R Response System

Qualified National US&R Response System

 

 

 
Personnel Areas of Specialization

Provide staffing to fill all necessary ICS functions to the assigned incident: Provide technical assistance in the acquisition and utilization of ESF #9 resources through advice; Incident command assistance; Incident response planning; Management and coordination of US&R task forces; Obtaining ESF #9 logistical support

Provide staffing for 14 ICS functions activated to provide technical assistance in the acquisition and utilization of ESF #9 resources through advice; Incident command assistance; Incident response planning; Management and coordination of US&R task forces; Obtaining ESF #9 logistical support

 

 

 
Personnel Sustained Operations

24-hour operations for a minimum of 14 days before requiring personnel rotations and can provide administrative and living support if necessary

Type 2 is an advanced element of Type 1; Will require supplemental IST staff to perform 24-hour operations rotations

 

 

 
Personnel Organization

Fully staffed US&R multi-functional management team; Organized based on ICS guidelines, Command and Command Staff and Operations, Planning, Logistics, Finance and Administration

Organized based on ICS guidelines, Command and Command Staff and Operations, Planning, Logistics, Finance and Administration

 

 

 
Equipment  

Living support as necessary

Living support as necessary

 

 

 
Equipment Computer Supplies

Ink cartridge; CD; Computer; Disk; DVD; Modem; Mouse; Mouse pad; Printer; Scanner

Ink cartridge; CD; Computer; Disk; DVD; Modem; Mouse; Mouse pad; Printer; Scanner

 

 

 
Equipment Communication Equipment

Antennas; Celwave; Fax; GPS; Microphone; Pager; Phone; Radio; Repeater; Receiver; Recorder; Repeater; Satellite; Satellite phone; Speaker phone

Antennas; Celwave; Fax; GPS; Microphone; Pager; Phone; Radio; Repeater; Receiver; Recorder; Repeater; Satellite; Satellite phone; Speaker phone

 

 

 
Equipment Tools

Blade; Can opener; Chisel; Drill; Drill bit; Fire extinguisher; Flashlight; Guywire; Hammer; Handtruck; Knife; Level; Lightstick; Measuring tape; Nails; Paint; Pump; Rope; Shovel; Screwdriver; Smoke detector; Saw; Wrench; Toolkit; Tool bag; Wire brad; Wrecking bar; Wrench

Blade; Can opener; Chisel; Drill; Drill bit; Fire extinguisher; Flashlight; Guywire; Hammer; Handtruck; Knife; Level; Lightstick; Measuring tape; Nails; Paint; Pump; Rope; Shovel; Screwdriver; Smoke detector; Saw; Wrench; Toolkit; Tool bag; Wire brad; Wrecking bar; Wrench

 

 

 
Equipment Power Supply

Battery; Bulb; Charger; Electric cord; Extension cord; Generator; Grounding; Power adapter; Power cord; Power supply; Socket; Surge protector; Transformer; Watt meter

Battery; Bulb; Charger; Electric cord; Extension cord; Generator; Grounding; Power adapter; Power cord; Power supply; Socket; Surge protector; Transformer; Watt meter

 

 

 
Equipment Administrative Supplies

Accounting book; Acetate; Binder clip; Chalk; Chalk line bracket; Calculator; Clipboard; Envelope; Etcher; FEMA logo; Filing box; Flip chart; Folder; Form; Glue; Handbook; Hole punch; Laminating sheets; Letter tray; Marker; Marker-board; Measuring tape; Memo pad; Name tag; Note pad; Paint; Paper; Paper clip; Pen; Pencil; Push pins; Rubber band; Ruler; Scissor; Sheet protector; Shrink wrap; Sign; Stamp; Staple; Stapler; Staple remover; Stationery; Stenopad; Tape; Tape dispenser; Three hole punch; White out; Writing pad

Accounting book; Acetate; Binder clip; Chalk; Chalk line bracket; Calculator; Clipboard; Envelope; Etcher; FEMA logo; Filing box; Flip chart; Folder; Form; Glue; Handbook; Hole punch; Laminating sheets; Letter tray; Marker; Marker-board; Measuring tape; Memo pad; Name tag; Note pad; Paint; Paper; Paper clip; Pen; Pencil; Push pins; Rubber band; Ruler; Scissor; Sheet protector; Shrink wrap; Sign; Stamp; Staple; Stapler; Staple remover; Stationery; Steno pad; Tape; Tape dispenser; Three hole punch; White out; Writing pad

 

 

 
Equipment Logistics Equipment

Can opener; Cleaner; Clock; Cup; Garbage bag; Road atlas; Tissue; Toilet paper; Zip-lock bags; A/C unit; Blanket; Chair; Commode; Cot; Fan; MRE; Pillow; Sheet; Sleeping bag; Sleeping pad; Table; Tarp; Tent; Towel; Water

Can opener; Cleaner; Clock; Cup; Garbage bag; Road atlas; Tissue; Toilet paper; Zip-lock bags; A/C unit; Blanket; Chair; Commode; Cot; Fan; MRE; Pillow; Sheet; Sleeping bag; Sleeping pad; Table; Tarp; Tent; Towel; Water

 

 

 

Comments:

Federal asset. ISTs provide Federal, State, and local officials with technical assistance in the acquisition and utilization of ESF 9 resources through advice, incident command assistance, management and coordination of US&R task forces, and obtaining ESF #9 logistic support. ISTs are self-sufficient and mobilize within 2 hours of a request.


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