Missouri Specialty Teams
Missouri Homeland Security Regional Response System
The HS RRS is a system within the State of Missouri whose purpose is to provide enhancement for sustainable chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive/Weapons of Mass Destruction (CBRNE/WMD) response capabilities and to achieve standardized resources for CBRNE/WMD response. Individual components in the HS RRS program can include, but not be limited to Haz Mat teams, SWAT teams, Bomb Squads, and EMS teams each having enhanced response capabilities to manage CBRNE/WMD incidents.
The system is a partnership between federal, state, and local agencies where federal funds provide the enhancements to existing local response capabilities under a statewide framework. The framework distributes funding to regions within the state based upon a risk/threat matrix. Each region develops capabilities to support the region's risks and develops the capability to respond to other parts of the state as needed. Regions within the State that are unable to sustain their own HS RRS are covered by other regions under the statewide system.
Missouri Task Force 1
Missouri Task Force 1 is one of only 28 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams in the country that specialize in search and rescue operations in these types of building collapses. Each of the 28 teams have specialized equipment designed to perform breeching and breaking of concrete and heavy steel, state of the art search equipment including both visual and acoustical devices, medical equipment and K-9 search teams to name a few. Missouri Task Force 1 is based within the Boone County Fire Protection District in Columbia, Misouri.
Missouri Disaster Response System
MODRS is not-for-profit disaster team. MODRS is a multi-specialty team who's expertise ranges from medical care to mortuary services. The medical team consists of assets from small 6 patient rapid response trailers to a 60 patient full field critical care hospital and a full morgue complement. The team can be requested through the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency and is on 24/7 ready response access.
Southwest Missouri Incident Support Team
The Southwest Missouri Type 3 All-Hazards Incident Support Team was created to assist local jurisdictions during large scale emergency incidents. The team is made up of highly trained and experienced emergency responders that have come together to provide assistance to requesting jurisdictions in Southwest Missouri. The Incident Support Team will be fully self supporting and ready to provide support upon arrival at a scene.
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