Information Bulletin Number 0703019


NIMS Alert: 08-07

NIMS Integration Center Releases Revised Bomb Squad Resource Typing Definitions

As part of our nation's efforts to strengthen catastrophic response capabilities in line with the National Incident Management System (NIMS), FEMA's NIMS Integration Center has released proposed resource typing definitions for Bomb Squad Personnel to be deployed in mutual aid.

A Law Enforcement working group comprised of Subject Matter Experts identified equipment, personnel (to include needed training), and vehicles anticipated to be most commonly requested during an interstate mutual aid response. The Bomb Squad resource typing definitions identify the components and metrics that clarify the minimum capabilities and type classifications.

The Bomb Squad document is a component of the Law Enforcement resource typing definitions document. This component will be available at:

http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nims/nims_alert.shtm

All comments and questions should be directed to the following E-mail address:

NIMS-credentialing@L-3com.com

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