General Preparedness

Resource Typing and Credential to support Inter and Intra State Mutual Aid

Support inter- and intra-state mutual aid by assisting states/regions/local communities with funding and technical assistance to type resources and credential personnel in responder disciplines (all appropriate for response; not just governmental). Work towards an interactive resource information and request system to shorten and sustain response to a disaster or catastrophic event. Strive to align the EMAC Mission Packages and request processes with the resource typing/credentialing terminology and details already on the FEMA website


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  1. Comment
    Scott Paltall

    Working in public safety, I've found that a lot of public safety managers are very reluctant to use common terminology. This does need to change.

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    Brad Learn

    Interstate mutual aid (EMAC) worked well in Katrina and many disasters since then. I agree EMAC resource typing should be supported in NIMS resource typing. Plus federal preparedness funds should be used to support the development of these resources. They are a flexible, adaptable resource that interacts well with local responders.

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    Robert Ross

    California is in the process of setting up a 'disaster corps' program - one that will incorporate CERT, VIPS, FireCorps and other programs. Groups that elect to participate will be classified into 4 categories, with sub-specialties, along with their groups. If this was spread to each state, agencies like FEMA could simply poll the states for their capabilities and locations.