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National Resource Typing Glossary of Terms and Definitions
October 2004
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NIMS
Resource Typing Glossary

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Debris Management Monitoring Team
Team manages oversight of the removal, collection, and disposal of debris following a disaster, to mitigate against any potential threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the impacted citizens, and expedite recovery efforts in the impacted area, and address any threat of significant damage to improved public or private property.  To act as the representing agent for the owner/agency hiring for this service providing overall coordination with all levels of government and other Emergency Support Functions (ESFs).  Provides daily reports as required.  Required liability coverage for all aspects of operations and financial capabilities to manage progressive monitoring processes. rxnorth.com

Debris Management Site Reduction Team
A debris management site reduction team is designed to reduce debris from affected areas, and aims at limiting the modification of the site to the extent practicable to minimize site closure and restoration activities and cost.  Teams must have knowledge and expertise to perform varying debris reduction separation techniques, including at minimum four categories:  woody vegetative debris, construction or building rubble, hazardous materials [HazMat], and recyclable materials (e.g., aluminum, cast iron, steel, or household white goods or appliances).  These methods of debris reduction separation could include grinding or mulching, air curtain incineration or ash, compaction, recycling, or other specialized separation techniques.  Teams should have appropriate education and training in managing inspection stations located at such debris reduction sites, recycling locations, or temporary debris staging reduction sites.  The management of said inspection stations shall at all times comply with OSHA, ADA, and other regulatory requirements.  Routine maintenance of temporary debris staging reduction sites will be undertaken regularly to ensure no additional environmental impacts and that regulatory requirements are met.  Upon completion of debris removal, teams shall provide a timely closeout of the debris reduction site by testing soil and water samples to compare with pre-use baselines, remove all unnecessary debris and equipment from the site, conduct environmental audits, and develop a restoration plan for the site.  For quality assurance, teams shall provide debris monitors to observe and provide guidance to workers, whether government or contractual, that may assist in the process.  All debris collected, separated, and analyzed by such debris reduction site management teams shall be done so in accordance with Federal, State, territorial, Tribal, or local laws, standards, and regulations.

Debris Management Team
Team facilitates and coordinates the removal, collection, and disposal of debris following a disaster, to mitigate against any potential threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the impacted citizens, and expedite recovery efforts in the impacted area, and address any threat of significant damage to improved public or private property.  Team mobilization will vary depending on the team selection, need, and or emergency.   Debris removal process will vary depending on the team selection and need.

Decontamination
The physical or chemical process of reducing and preventing the spread of contaminants from persons and equipment used at a hazardous materials (HazMat) incident.  (National Fire Protection Association [NFPA] Standard # 472)

Deployable Portable Morgue Unit (DPMU)
Mobile equipment and operations facility, fully equipped to support DMORT functions.  Add-on to DMORT when no local morgue facilities are available.  Supports either standard DMORT or DMORT-WMD.

Deployment
Departure of team or personnel from home unit or base.

Desert Search and Rescue Team (Wilderness Rescue Team)
Conducts search and rescue missions, evidence searches, and responds to other disaster or emergency situations in a desert environment.

Disaster Assessment Team
Governed by type and magnitude of the disaster, the structure of the team consists of people most knowledgeable about the collection or material inventory of the disaster site, and assessing the magnitude and extent of impact on both the population and infrastructure of society.  Trained specifically for disaster assessment techniques, team members are multidisciplinary and can include health personnel, engineering specialists, logisticians, environmental experts, and communications specialists.  Responsibilities include recording observations and decisions made by the team, photographing and recording disaster site damage, and investigating where damage exists.  Teams also analyze the significance of affected infrastructures, estimate the extent of damages, and establish initial priorities for recovery.  Disaster assessment teams can perform an initial assessment that comprises situational and needs assessments in the early, critical stages of a disaster to determine the type of relief needed for an emergency response, or they may carry out a much more expedited process termed a rapid assessment.

Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) - Basic, National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)
A DMAT is a volunteer group of medical and nonmedical individuals, usually from the same State or region of a State, which has formed a response team under the guidance of the NDMS (or under similar State or local auspices).  Usually includes a mix of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, pharmacists, emergency medical technicians, other allied health professionals, and support staff.  Standard DMAT has 35 deployable personnel.  See Annex A:  Federal Response Teams for more detailed information on this Federal Resource.

Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) - Burn Specialty, National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)
A Burn Specialty DMAT is a volunteer group of medical and nonmedical individuals, usually from the same State or region of a State, that has formed a response team under the guidance of the NDMS (or State or local auspices), and whose personnel have specific training/skills in the acute management of burn trauma patients.  Members of the burn team are especially trained surgeons, nurses, and support personnel that include physical and occupational therapists, social workers, child life specialists, psychologists, nutrition and pharmacy consultants, respiratory therapists, chaplains, and volunteers.  Team composition is usually determined ad hoc, based on the mission at hand.  See Annex A:  Federal Response Teams for more detailed information on this Federal Resource.

Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) - Crush Injury Specialty, National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)
A Crush Injury Specialty DMAT is a volunteer group of medical and nonmedical individuals, usually from the same State or region of a State, that has formed a response team under the guidance of the NDMS (or State or local auspices), and whose personnel have specific training/skills in the management of crush injury patients.  Crush teams deal with crush and penetrating injuries.  Usually includes a mix of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, pharmacists, emergency medical technicians, other allied health professionals, and support staff.  Team composition is usually determined ad hoc, based on the mission at hand.  See Annex A:  Federal Response Teams for more detailed information on this Federal Resource.

Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) - Mental Health Specialty, National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)
A Mental Health Specialty DMAT is a volunteer group of medical and nonmedical individuals, usually from the same State or region of a State, that has formed a response team under the guidance of the NDMS (or State or local auspices), and whose personnel have specific training/skills in the management of psychiatric patients.  A multidisciplinary staff of specially trained and licensed mental health professionals provides emergency mental health assessment and crisis intervention services.  Usually includes a mix of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, pharmacists, emergency medical technicians, other allied health professionals, and support staff.  Team composition is usually determined ad hoc, based on the mission at hand.  See Annex A:  Federal Response Teams for more detailed information on this Federal Resource.

Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) - Pediatric Specialty, National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)
A Pediatric Specialty DMAT is a volunteer group of medical and nonmedical individuals, usually from the same State or region of a State, that has formed a response team under the guidance of the NDMS (or State or local auspices), and whose personnel have specific training/skills in the management of pediatric patients.  Usually includes a mix of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, pharmacists, emergency medical technicians, other allied health professionals, and support staff.  Team composition is usually determined ad hoc, based on the mission at hand.  See Annex A:  Federal Response Teams for more detailed information on this Federal Resource.

Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team(DMORT), National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)
A DMORT is a volunteer group of medical and forensic personnel, usually from the same geographic region, that has formed a response team under the guidance of the NDMS (or State or local auspices), and whose personnel have specific training/skills in victim identification, mortuary services, and forensic pathology and anthropology methods.  Usually includes a mix of medical examiners, coroners, patholo­gists, forensic anthropologists, medical records technicians, fingerprint technicians, forensic odentologists, dental assistants, radiologists, funeral directors, mental health professionals, and support personnel.  DMORTs are mission-tailored on an ad-hoc basis, and usually deploy only with personnel and equipment specifically required for current mission.  See Annex A:  Federal Response Teams for more detailed information for this Federal Resource.

Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team(DMORT) - Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)
Same as DMORT except adds additional capability to deal with deceased persons residually contami­nated by chemical, biological, or radiological agents.

Disaster Recovery Team
A Disaster Recovery team is governed by type and magnitude of the disaster, the structure of the team consists of people most knowledgeable about the collection or material inventory of the disaster site, as they direct their efforts to recovery of both the population and infrastructure of society.  Responsibilities include separating collections and other materials to be salvaged, moving material to be recovered from affected areas to work or other storage locations for drying materials, and packing materials that will require shipment to another facility.  Other responsibilities include maintaining records and photographs of the recovery effort, and establishing inventories and data collection of items as they are sent out of the building/affected location to off-site storage or other facilities.  The Disaster Recovery Team may also label items that have lost inventory numbers, label or relabel boxes with locator information, and label boxes for shipment.

Donations Coordinator
The Donations Coordinator is a subsection of a Donations Management Team and has working knowledge of the Individual Assistance and Public Assistance functions under FEMA/State agreement.
A Donations Coordinator also has working knowledge of establishing long-term recovery committees on local levels following events.  A Donations Coordinator possesses an operational knowledge of all aspects of donations coordination, including management of solicited and unsolicited funds, goods and services from concerned citizens and private organizations following a catastrophic disaster situation.

Donations Management Team
A donations management team consists of one or two persons trained and experienced in all aspects of donations management.  The team will be deployed to a disaster-affected jurisdiction after impact to assist in the organization and operations of State or local donations management in support of the affected jurisdiction.

Dozer (Bulldozer; Track Dozer)
A dozer is specialized equipment used for leveling dirt, debris, and other materials.  Equipment is usually associated with large mass movement of various materials.  Often used for reducing or increasing grade elevations for roads, airports, and land clearing operations.  It is also capable of ripping and moving of ledge rock and other rock materials through the use of a special attachment.  Also used for cross-country lying of communication infrastructure through special attachments. 

Dump Trailer
Truck with a trailer attachment that has a dump body permanently attached.  Dump body capacities will usually range from 20 yards to 50 yards.  The equipment requires a level surface for dumping. The requirements from hauling over the road necessitate the equipment to be licensed by appropriate local jurisdictions.  This equipment must meet specific standards for safety for hauling over the road whereby operators are usually required to have a commercial driver's license.  This equipment is capable of transporting various aggregates along with construction and demolition debris.  Typically used for long hauls.  

Dump Truck, Off Road
Truck with a dump body permanently attached.  Equipment is usually used in an off-road situation.  Equipment is usually all wheel drive with large mass capacities. It can maneuver in steep, semi-wet conditions and various weather elements.  The equipment requires a semi-level surface for dumping. Often used for large mass projects where earth materials are moved within the project area.  Often used in airport/road construction and open pit mining.

Dump Truck, On Road
Truck with a dump body permanently attached.  Dump body capacities will usually range from 3 yards to 20 yards.   This equipment is capable of transporting various aggregates along with construction and demolition debris. 

 

NIMS
Resource Typing Glossary

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