Swiftwater Team Typing Application instructions 9-19-2013.doc

Swiftwater Team Typing Application instructions 9-19-2013.doc

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Ohio Response System Verification of Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Response Teams Resource Typing The Ohio Water Rescue Technical Advisory Committee (WR-TAC) has developed a plan for the development, identification, and verification of Swiftwater Response Teams who would be able to provide assistance when the impact of an event exceeds the local resources. The response of Swiftwater Response Teams would supplement a local jurisdiction or region, and operate under their command and within their established unified command structure as defined by the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The WR-TAC has developed team typing requirements based on the NIMS Swiftwater/Flood Search and Dive Rescue Team Typing model. The requirements establish team typing based on equipment resources and trained personnel, in order to establish team capabilities. It is a starting point for team typing in Ohio and it is expected that the WR-TAC will continue to develop, modify, and refine the matrix as we move forward. Representatives from each region have attempted to identify each organized public safety Water Rescue team within the state. Teams were contacted and asked to complete a survey in order to assess their current equipment resources and capabilities. The next step is to verify these resources and capabilities actually exist. In order to verify the established resources available for regional, statewide and national response, the following system of verification is established: 1. When an organized public safety Water Rescue Team wishes to be considered for the
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  • Fall '11
  • Patrick
  • Chief Executive Officer, Verification, response team, Swiftwater rescue, Swiftwater/Flood Response Team

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