FEMA Seeks Public Feedback on Radio Direction Finding Team Resource Typing

NIMS Alert 10-22: News release from FEMA

FEMA is seeking public feedback on the Radio Direction Finding Team resource typing definition. This 30-day national engagement period will conclude at 5 p.m. ET on June 24.

The Radio Direction Finding Team is responsible for conducting electronic direction-finding operations in support of search and rescue operations. The document has been updated with having only a Type 1 or Type 2.

The document updated:

  • The capabilities for the team to better reflect the latest operational time of a team.
  • The increased the number of communications operations for team members.
  • Added capability to work parallel with trained medical personnel.
  • Added upcoming GPS technology for future capability.
  • This resource typing document enhances the interoperability and effectiveness of mutual aid by establishing baseline qualifications for Radio Direction Finding NIMS-typed teams. This facilitates the sharing of deployable resources at all jurisdictional levels.

National engagement provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on the draft documents to ensure they are relevant to all implementing partners. This 30-day national engagement period will conclude at 5 p.m. ET on June 24.

About Resource Typing

Resource typing is a key component of NIMS and enables organizations from across the country to work together during incidents of all types and sizes. Implementing NIMS resource management principles across the nation is a fundamental part of building our national preparedness.