Position Specific Requirements


Medical Team Manager


The Medical team Manager has overall responsibility for the management and supervision

of the medical function of the task force during incident operations. The Medical Team

Manager reports directly to the Task Force Leader.


The Medical Team Manager is responsible for:

•Developing and implementing the medical component of the Task Force Tactical

Action Plan.

•Directly supervising the Medical Specialists.

•Assisting in the development of the safety plan in coordination with the Task Force

Safety Officer and Task Force Hazardous Materials Specialist.

•Coordinating, managing, and supervising of all medical activities.

•Determining the medical organizational and logistics needs.

•Receiving briefings and situation reports and ensuring that all medical personnel are

kept informed of status changes.

•Responsible for providing situation reports and maintaining records and reports.

•Preparing performance evaluations (FEMA Form 90-106) for assigned personnel.

•Directing medical care delivery to task force personnel, search dogs, and victims.

•Ensuring a continuum of medical care and coordinating interaction with all appropriate

outside medical entities.

•Responsible for assuring accountability, maintenance, and minor repairs for all issued


•Performing additional tasks or duties as assigned during a mission.


Position Requirements and Criteria


Individuals who meet the following requirements and criteria will be eligible to become
Medical Team Mangers in the FEMA US&R Response System. The intent of these
requirements is to select functional managers capable of effectively managing,
coordinating, and supervising the medical component in the urban disaster


Required Training

The Medical Team Manager shall;


1. Meet all General Training requirements

2. Must be a currently licensed physician who is emergency medicine residency-trained
and/or Board-certified in emergency medicine that practices clinical emergency

- OR -

3. Must be a currently licensed physician with current ACLS, ATLS, and PALS certification
(or equivalent) whose medical activities include clinical emergency medicine and pre-
hospital medical care.

4. Complete the FEMA/US&R Medical Team Training course.

5. Complete the FEMA/US&R WMD Considerations for The Medical Team.

6. Complete Technical Rescue skill sets as identified in Appendix A


Technical Rescue Skill Sets

Minimum skill set recommendations for Task Force Personnel who enter the hazard
zone, i.e. forward deployment:

  • General Requirements of NFPA 1670
  • Rope Rescue Awareness per NFPA 1670*
  • Confined Space Rescue Awareness per NFPA 1670
  • Structural Collapse Awareness, NFPA 1670
  • Duties of the Entrant per 29 CFR 1910.146


* Additional Required Rope Rescue skills;

o Safety considerations during rope rescue operations
o Characteristics of life safety rope and webbing
o Application of rope rescue hardware specific to a lowering operation
o Application of rope rescue hardware and software specific to a belay line
o Assemble and apply a Class III harness
o Assemble and apply a “Hasty Harness”
o Tie a Simple Figure eight knot
o Tie a Figure Eight follow-through knot
o Tie an overhand follow-through with webbing
o Attach a prusik loop to a rope
o Be familiar with anchor systems
o Be familiar with raising and lowering systems
o Proficiency at attaching yourself to, and participating in a raising or
lowering system
o Proficiency at descending and ascending a fixed line, low angle


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