IN TRANSIT [ ] Discuss and coordinate anticipated logistical requirements with the TFL and Logistics Specialist.
ARRIVAL AT MOBILIZATION CENTER [ ] Supervise the movement and off-loading of equipment.
[ ] Prepare priority cache supplies and equipment for movement to the assigned area.
[ ] Assist the TFL in the selection of BoO.
[ ] Supervise assigned personnel during all mission phases.
ON-SITE OPERATIONS [ ] Implement a property accountability system.
[ ] Supervise the unloading, sorting, and set-up of the equipment cache.
[ ] Coordinate with the IST the transportation method to and from the BoO and operational site(s).
[ ] Establish the equipment cache area within the BoO.
[ ] Participate in development of TF Tactical Plan.
[ ] Evaluate ongoing team operations for effectiveness and modify as appropriate.
[ ] Submit all daily records and reports to the Planning Team Manager.
REASSIGNMENT/DEMOBILIZATION [ ] Coordinate on-site re-supply with IST Logistics Section Chief.
[ ] Provide input to demobilization process.
[ ] Ensure that all cache tools and equipment are inventoried and returned to the cache and prepared for movement.
[ ] Track and maintain a listing of the losses of any operational equipment or potential maintenance requirements.
[ ] Prepare the Logistics report for the TF after-action meeting.
IN TRANSIT (See general operational checklist.)
ARRIVAL AT MOBILIZATION CENTER [ ] Coordinate the off-loading and security of personal gear and TF equipment.
[ ] Coordinate the movement and transportation of the cache to the assigned jurisdiction or incident site.
ON-SITE OPERATIONS [ ] Track location and availability of special tools and equipment.
[ ] Coordinate the unloading, sorting, and set-up of the equipment cache.
[ ] Establish the equipment cache area within the BoO.
[ ] Provide regular updates to the Logistics Manager.
REASSIGNMENT/DEMOBILIZATION [ ] Ensure that all cache tools and equipment are inventoried and returned to the cache and prepared for movement.
[ ] Report losses of any operational equipment or potential maintenance requirements.
[ ] Identify cache rehabilitation requirements to the Logistics Manager.
IN TRANSIT [ ] Maintain communications with the EST.
[ ] During ground transportation, maintain intra-TF communications.
ARRIVAL AT MOBILIZATION CENTER [ ] Coordinate with the IST Communications Unit Leader.
[ ] Acquire tactical, command, and coordination communications frequencies from the IST, if not already known and programmed.
ON-SITE OPERATIONS [ ] Assess the local communication infrastructure.
[ ] In the absence of an IST, establish communication link with the local jurisdiction.
[ ] Brief TF personnel on the TF communications plan.
[ ] Monitor electrical and battery supply status and reorder as needed.
[ ] Monitor TF communications for compliance with established procedures.
[ ] Tag and list defective equipment for follow-up repair.
REASSIGNMENT/DEMOBILIZATION [ ] Maintain TF communications during return travel.
[ ] Ensure that all communications equipment is properly cleaned, calibrated, and repackaged for transport. Report any re-supply needs to the Logistics Manager.
[ ] Ensure the communication cache is returned to an operational state of readiness as soon as possible.
[ ] Review the effectiveness of TF communication system and provide input for TF after-action meeting.
IN TRANSIT [ ] Provide support activities to maintain vehicles in running condition.
[ ] Assist TFL and Logistics Manager in any administrative and vehicle support needs.
ARRIVAL AT MOBILIZATION CENTER [ ] Assist in the off-loading and security of personal gear and TF equipment.
[ ] Assist in maintaining and organizing resources for identified logistical requirements in conjunction with the Logistics Manager and the appropriate officials at the mobilization center.
[ ] Assist and coordinate the movement and transportation of the cache to the assigned jurisdiction or incident site.
ON-SITE OPERATIONS [ ] Assist in the establishment of a staging area and/or BoO.
[ ] Assist in the unloading, sorting, and set-up of the equipment cache.
[ ] Receive transportation plan from Logistics Manager.
[ ] With direction from the Logistics Manager, assist in providing security for BoO and all mobile TF vehicles.
[ ] Provide support as necessary for TF, as determined by the Logistics Manager.
REASSIGNMENT/DEMOBILIZATION [ ] Assist in the breakdown of the TF BoO.
[ ] Assist in inventory of tools and equipment and prepare for movement.
[ ] Assist in the packaging, movement, and loading of the equipment cache.
IV.Practices and Procedures
The following requirements are in effect to control the total weight to be transported and to calculate the total TF weight estimations:
Team member 185 lbs. (average for estimation)
Personal gear 65 lbs. for red and yellow gear
Canine (and support) 100 lbs. (average for estimation).
Cache Packaging/Shipping Requirements
Cache Packaging Standards
The following general standards are required for DHS/FEMA National US&R Response System caches:
The cache is divided into seven separate elements. Color-coding will expedite the sorting of containers during mobilization and on-site activities. The following colors will be used to denote the various elements:
Ground Movement Refer to TF Mobilization Plan, Logistics Manager, and General Checklists.
Air Movement Refer to TF Mobilization Plan, TF Planning Manager, Logistics Manager, and General Checklists.
Aircraft Loading Refer to TF Mobilization Plan, Logistics Manager, and General Checklists.
The following requirements should be addressed when assembling the cache for aircraft loading:
[ ] Store all compressed cylinders together, standing upright with valves padded.
[ ] Load and document Lithium/titanium batteries with other hazardous materials.
[ ] Disconnect and tape equipment battery terminal leads, securely mount batteries, and ensure there are no fluid leaks or cracks in the case.
[ ] Drain and purge generators and gasoline-powered equipment fuel tanks.
[ ] Store spare fuel for equipment in Department of Transportation (DOT)-approved containers or in military jerry-cans, with a five-gallon maximum capacity per can.
[ ] Ensure each spare fuel can is filled to the top seam, or one inch below the filler neck, and have a serviceable cap and seal
[ ] Ensure the total load of spare fuel does not exceed 40 gallons.
[ ] Group equipment on pallets in the event that some containers or an entire pallet must be jettisoned out the rear of the aircraft due to an in-flight emergency.
[ ] Load HAZMAT last on a single pallet to ensure it is easily identifiable and accessible to military flight personnel and can be easily jettisoned during flight.