5.1 Support

The following section includes resources to find assets for personnel, equipment, and supplies to support an incident.

5.1.1 Ground Support

  • Primarily responsible to support out of service resources, the coordination and transportation of personnel, supplies, food and equipment.
  • US EPA Special Teams
    www2.epa.gov/emergency-response/epas-role-emergency-response-special-teams
    • US EPA Environmental Response Team (ERT) – A group of EPA technical experts who provide around-the clock assistance at the scene of hazardous substance releases. ERT can be accessed through the US EPA FOSC for an incident.
    • Radiological Emergency Response Team (RERT) – RERT responds to emergencies requiring the cleanup of radioactive substances
    • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Consequence Management Advisory Division (CBRN CMAD) – CBRN CMAD provides scientific support and technical expertise for the decontamination of buildings, building contents, public infrastructure, agriculture and associated environmental media
  • USCG Special Teams – USCG Special Teams provide highly trained, experience personnel and specialized equipment to facilitate preparedness for and response to oil and hazardous substances pollution incident in order to protect public health and the environment.

5.1.2 Supply

  • Responsible for ordering personnel, equipment and supplies; receiving and storing all supplies for an incident; maintaining an inventory of supplies; and servicing non-expendable supplies and equipment
  • USCG Response Resource Inventory System – USCG database of Oil Spill Response Organizations cgrri.uscg.mil/UserReports/WebClassificationReport.aspx

5.1.3 Facilities

  • Responsible for activation and layout of incident facilities; provides sleeping and sanitation facilities for response personnel; and manages base and camp operations.
    • Site security – generally, local law enforcement or responsible party will provide site security at the scene of an incident. However, FOSC has authority to provide for site security as necessary.
  • National Nuclear Security Administration Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) – The RAP is the nation’s premier first-response resource in assessing an emergency situation and advising decision-makers on steps to take to evaluate and minimize the hazards of a radiological incident. www.nnsa.energy.gov/aboutus/ourprograms/emergencyoperationscounterterrorism/respondingtoemergencies/firstresponders-0