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Assessing Emergency Response Capability 15 Table 2. (Continued). 4 Staffing Additional details provided due to the increase of scope to include Operations-level units, casualty decontamination operations, & Hazmat Response Teams below the FEMA Type III resource definition. 5 Sustainability Additional capabilities listed to include Operations-level capability & sustained entries over FEMA 508-4 minimum. 6 Specialized Chemicals As defined by FEMA 508-4 (20 July 2005). 7 Flammable Gas Differentiation As defined by FEMA 508-4 (20 July 2005). 8 Presumptive Identification of Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TIC) As defined by FEMA 508-4 (20 July 2005). 9 Presumptive Identification of Hazardous Material Concentration As defined by FEMA 508-4 (20 July 2005). 10 Personal Dosimeters As defined by FEMA 508-4 (20 July 2005). 11 Liquid Splash-Protective chemical protective clothing (CPC) As defined by FEMA 508-4 (20 July 2005). 12 Vapor-Protective CPC As defined by FEMA 508-4 (20 July 2005). 13 Flash Fire Vapor-Protective CPC As defined by FEMA 508-4 (20 July 2005). 14 Level A-C personal protective equipment (PPE) As defined by 29 CFR 1910.120Q. 15 Advanced Intervention Capabilities As defined by FEMA 508-4 (20 July 2005). 16 Entry Capabilities Expanded beyond FEMA 508-4 minimum. 17 Casualty Decontamination Capabilities Additional metric due to expansion of scope from Hazmat Entry to Hazmat Response. Determining Your Teams' Capability Tiers Step 1 Specify the tier level for each team or group of resources in your jurisdiction. Some groups might know their current tier level and, if so, there is no need to reevaluate it. If this is the case, enter the tier and proceed to the next step. If the tier level is not known, go through Table 2 row by row, and identify the tier at which the team or group performs for that row (as described in Step 2). You may wish to include mutual-aid organizations in your assessment of your emer- gency response capabilities. Step 2 Start with the Tier 4 column on the right and, moving leftward, assign the response team or group of resources to the first tier for which all the listed performance measures are met. For example, moving down the rows for Field Testing, a team that has Presumptive Identification capabilities for only chemicals and radiological materials (not biological) at most would be classified as a Tier 2 team. If you use the spreadsheet assessment tool, answer yes or no on each line. The results are auto- matically tabulated at the bottom of the table. The highest tier that meets all the assessment objectives for that tier is the tier level for the team. The tier level assigned in this step will be considered the current performance level for the assessment area. In Chapters 3 and 7, short- falls in these capabilities will be identified.