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A.2. Resource Management

ComB 1 Develop resource management plans, policies, procedures, and systems
ComB 1.1 Develop systems for resource recovery and rehabilitation, replenishment, disposition and retrograding
ComB 1.1.1 Develop reimbursement programs and processes to maintain readiness of resources
ComB 1.2 Develop plans, policies, procedures, and systems to coordinate non-governmental support and resources
ComB 1.2.1 Develop plans, policies, and protocols for coordination and deployment of private industry
ComB 1.2.2 Review and update resource typing under FEMA National Mutual Aid Resource Aid and Resource Management inventory to reflect animal health requirements
ComB 1.3 Develop plans, policies, procedures and systems for financial management support
ComB 1.3.1 Establish standardized financial management controls, guidance, and organization
ComB 1.3.2 Develop State and local commitment documents for reimbursement of response costs and activate support agreements for supplemental staffing
ComB 1.3.2.1 Issue secretary's request to transfer additional funds within the department, if needed
ComB 1.3.2.2 Identify liaisons and personnel responsible for financial management response operations
ComB 1.3.2.3 Maintain records of agencies engaged in financial management response operations
ComB 1.4 Identify and prioritize capabilities for emergency operations
ComB 1.4.1 Identify resources required
ComB 1.4.2 Develop lists of required personal protective equipment and the training required to operate it
ComB 1.4.2.1 Maintain current estimates of responder availability
ComB 1.4.2.2 Develop a multi jurisdictional decision matrix
ComB 1.4.2.3 Identify resource shortfalls and means of procurement
ComB 1.4.3 Assess industry and community response capabilities
ComB 1.4.4 Apply Federal guidelines and laws
ComB 2 Develop and implement personnel qualification and certification programs
ComB 2.1 Facilitate the development and leveraging of existing qualifications and certifications and dissemination of international, national, regional, State standards, guidelines and protocols for qualifications and certification
ComB 2.2 Review and approve requirements submitted by functionally oriented incident management organizations and associations of national, regional, and State governments
ComB 2.3 Facilitate the development of integrated national, regional and State data systems to provide incident managers with detailed qualification, experience, and training information needed to credential personnel
ComB 2.4 Develop personnel qualifications and certifications for NIMS specified roles
ComB 3 Develop and implement equipment acquisition and certification standards
ComB 3.1 Facilitate the dissemination of national standards, guidelines, and protocols for equipment certification region and Statewide
ComB 3.2 Develop and publish national standards, guidelines and protocols for equipment certification
ComB 3.3 Review and approve lists of emergency responder equipment that meet national certification standards
ComB 3.4 Identify and integrate agencies and organizations currently involved in certifying equipment to ensure that changes to protocols to meet new standards can be instituted efficiently
ComB 4 Develop and implement national authentication security certification system for use at all levels of jurisdictions and agencies
ComB 4.1 Develop credential policy for access to key facilities
ComB 4.2 Coordinate required qualifications of responders
ComB 4.3 Coordinate required qualifications of responders
ComB 5 Establish and maintain process for obtaining scientific and technological resources and other support for preparedness
ComB 5.1 Develop a strategy to obtain scientific and technological support
ComB 5.1.1 Conduct knowledge exchange with industry and education institution
ComB 5.1.2 Establish strategic research and development policies and procedures
ComB 5.1.3 Establish collaboration forum for incident management among national incident management system partners
ComB 5.1.4 Develop technology standards for government and private sector
ComB 5.2 Develop science and technology concepts and principles
ComB 5.2.1 Identify technology support to enhance all aspects of incident management and emergency response including data exchange of as-built building plan, evacuation plans and other technical data
ComB 5.2.2 Participate in development of national standards by preparedness organization, building and fire code organizations and national voluntary standards bodies
ComB 5.2.3 Provide means for aggregating and prioritizing new technology from the local to the national-level
ComB 5.2.4 Coordinate basic, applied, developmental, and demonstration research, testing, and evaluation activities across the incident life cycle
ComB 5.2.4.1 Coordinate basic, applied, developmental, and demonstration research to support technologies that harden structures including such things as preventing progressive collapse of buildings, reduce vulnerability of building electrical, mechanical and plumbing
ComB 5.3 Provide science and technology support to incident management
ComB 5.3.1 Gather operational scientific support from Federal, State and local agencies and incident management preparedness organizations
ComB 5.3.2 Requisition and provide operational scientific support via national incident management system
ComB 5.3.3 Research and develop technologies for detecting chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive material
ComB 5.3.4 Validate analytical methods to detect biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear material
ComB 5.3.4.1 Develop analytical methods
ComB 5.3.4.2 Validate methods
ComB 5.3.4.3 Deploy detection systems
ComB 5.3.4.4 Exercise/validate deployed systems
ComB 5.3.4.5 Develop and promulgate associated consequence management procedures
ComB 5.3.4.6 Develop, analyze and determine effectiveness of consequence management procedures
ComB 5.3.4.7 Conduct incident management research and development
ComB 5.3.4.8 Develop and provide high tech equipment to support building officials to locate and assess buildings following a disaster
ComB 5.4 Coordinate the establishment of technical standards for national incident management system users
ComB 5.4.1 Establish a performance measurements infrastructure
ComB 5.4.2 Develop consensus-based performance standards among standards development organizations
ComB 5.4.3 Establish working relationships among incident management organizations
ComB 5.5 Evaluate communications and response equipment against national incident management system technical standards
ComB 5.5.1 Establish private and public sector testing laboratories
ComB 5.5.2 Issue guidelines to ensure testing organizations are technically proficient and objective
ComB 5.6 Conduct R&D planning for national incident management system users
ComB 5.6.1 Determine operational needs of national incident management system users
ComB 5.6.2 Validate, integrate, and prioritize user needs
ComB 5.6.3 Submit user needs in development of incident management R&D agenda
ComB 5.6.4 Coordinate R&D with preparedness organizations at all levels
ComB 5.6.5 Integrate incident management into the national R&D agenda
ComB 5.7 Develop scientifically-based technical guidelines for use of emergency response equipment
ComB 5.7.1 Gather inputs from vulnerability analysis, equipment developers and standards experts
ComB 5.7.2 Account for threat and vulnerability, and equipment and system capabilities, under varying conditions in developing training guidelines
ComB 5.8 Enhance laboratory capabilities and capacities to enable protection from a wide spectrum of traditional and non-traditional agents
ComB 5.8.1 Establish local awareness regarding a requirement to use the laboratory response network (LRN) to confirm biological agents
ComB 5.9 Facilitate the improvement of analytical and technical capabilities in screening, surveillance, monitoring, detection and testing
Table A.2. Common B - Resource Management