Presentation on theme: "Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness Conference 2007 The Inter Agency Board (IAB)’s Standardized Equipment List (SEL) Robert J. Ingram Chair-IAB."— Presentation transcript:
Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness Conference 2007 The Inter Agency Board (IAB)’s Standardized Equipment List (SEL) Robert J. Ingram Chair-IAB WMD Chief FDNY Center for Terrorism
What is the IAB? The InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability (IAB) IS: An independent user-working group Based on voluntary participation Comprised of various local, state, federal government agencies, and private organizations Sanctioned by the U.S. Attorney General in 1998 Founded by DOD-Consequence Management Program (CMP) and DOJ- FBI Countermeasures Unit Chaired by a local First Responder Federal Agency Coordinating Committee (FACC)
The InterAgency Board (IAB) for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability is designed to establish and coordinate local, state, and federal standardization, interoperability, compatibility, and responder health and safety to prepare for, train and respond to, mitigate, and recover from any incident by identifying requirements for an all-hazards incident response with a special emphasis on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) issues. What is the IAB Mission?
Local, state, and federal first responders ( DHS’s ten responder disciplines & Transportation) Experienced responders from the fire, law enforcement, emergency medical, public health, public utilities, and military communities Federal research facilities Emergency management associations Search and rescue Standards development organizations Homeland security communities What Committees and SubGroups make up the IAB? The IAB Membership represents:
5 What Committees and SubGroups make up the IAB? Committees - Federal Agency Coordinating Committee (FACC) - Standards Coordination Committee (SCC) - Science & Technology Committee (S&T) - Compatibility and Interoperablity Committee (CIC) SubGroups - Training - Medical - Detection and Decontamination (D&D) - Interoperable Communications & Information Systems (ICIS) - Personal Protective & Operational Equipment (PP&OE)
The FACC provides the interface between the IAB Chair/Vice-Chair and the sponsoring federal government agencies. The FACC coordinates the interests and initiatives of the federal and the first responder communities. What Committees and SubGroups make up the IAB? What is the Federal Agency Coordinating Committee (FACC)?
The Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Chemical/Biological Defense Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NPPTL National Institute of Standards and Technology, Office of Law Enforcement Standards Who are the Members of the FACC?
8 The Standardized Equipment List (SEL) is a generic list of equipment and supplies recommended by the IAB to local, state, and federal government organizations in preparing for and responding to all-hazards incident response. Bound copy & Electronic What is the Standardized Equipment List (SEL)?
A nationally vetted and established guideline Validated by the user community Continually updated by the membership A resource for users about adopted national standards, related reference standards, operating considerations including costs (initial and maintenance), mission/hazard roles, maintenance and training considerations Does not identify specific products or manufacturers Aligned with the Authorized Equipment List published by DHS What makes the SEL unique?
10 Where can I find the SEL? To request a hard copy, or to download a pdf, visit the IAB Website at www.iab.gov www.iab.gov An interactive version of the SEL is available through the Responder Knowledge Base (RKB) at www.rkb.mipt.orgwww.rkb.mipt.org
11 Prioritized S&T Capability Gaps Ranked by IAB membership –3-D Personnel Locator for accountability –Communications in difficult environments (i.e. hi-rise, tunnels) without cumbersome repeaters. –Digital Speaker Microphones for SCBA –Secure, Digital Multi-Media Communications –Improved Explosive Detection Capability –Dermal Exposure Standards for Toxic Industrial Chemicals –Bio Detection for Field use Capability
12 Prioritized Standards Gaps Ranked by IAB Membership Computer Aided Dispatch Interface Standard [voice, data, video] All-Hazard Core Competencies for Responders [training standards] Portable Explosives Detectors [point and standoff] Respiratory Protective Devices for Infectious Diseases [HHS and CDC to make guides] Uniform Public Health Surveillance Standard [HHS and CDC] Required Elements for Equipment Training Package Handheld Detectors for TICs [detection levels, testing-3rd party, etc] Law Enforcement PPE Standards [comparable to NFPA standards-NIJ]
13 IAB Work Goal Federal Availability –Plan Future Projects/Budgets S&T Training Communications –Immediate Programs TSWG Tech Solutions State & Local –Information Access –User Community Voice Two-Way Flow –HSEEP work comments Sub Group Project Comments –Identify & Avoid Duplication NFPA 472 and ASTM E54 –OSHA RFI comments PPE Levels and Classes Outdated Regulations –LE PPE Gaps PPE committee members –TCL comments –NRF comment goal