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Hurricane Michael Mutual Aid Guidelines
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BOAF is working with the Florida Department of Emergency Management to coordinate assistance for the areas affected by Hurricane Michael.  These guidelines may change depending on the resource responses requested but will provide a general guideline of expectations.  Specific information regarding the assignments will follow when necessary.

Volunteer positions are available for damage assessment only. Non-governmental volunteers will not receive reimbursement. 

Please read the entire request to ensure you meet the minimum requirements of the requested services prior to submitting your information for deployment. 

1.    Personnel MUST be authorized by their respective Emergency Management Office to qualify for reimbursement prior to deployment.  

2.    All personnel must have a copy of their license/certification in their specialty proof of credentials to perform request duties and must be physically able to perform the required duties for each position. 

3.    Plan Examiners must have a current DBPR license in Building, Plumbing, Mechanical or Electrical trades. Multi- licensed preferred.

4.    Inspectors must have a current DBPR license in Building, Plumbing, Mechanical or Electrical trades. Multi- licensed preferred.

5.    Permit Technicians/Coordinators must have a current International Code Council Certification (ICC).

6.    It is recommended to bring a paper or electronic FBC code references (for each trade) be brought in case code books are unavailable. 

7.    Personnel MUST be able to perform damage assessment or interpret and enforce the FBC 6th Edition building codes, depending on role you are asked to fill.

8.    Must be able to deploy for a minimum of a 4-7-day operational period. 

9. Each individual MUST be authorized by their own Emergency Management Office to qualify for FEMA reimbursement and travel PRIOR to deployment.  Reimbursement will be through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) process. SMAA Form B

10. Each jurisdiction will be responsible to keep the required documentation to submit for reimbursement directly.  BOAF is providing coordination of the mutual aid resource request ONLY.

11. Individuals must bring their own cell phone in the event 2-way radio equipment is not available. 

12. Individuals must bring their own personal protection equipment including rain and safety gear, hard hat, boots, flash light, sunscreen, etc.

13. Safety Concerns and Advisories-Immunizations or vaccinations advised.  Light Hazards (mold) may exist. 

14. Personnel will need to bring any equipment used in regular performance of their job (e.g. tape measures, laser measuring devices, digital cameras, tablets and laptops, vehicles)

 

DO NOT SEND RESOURCES WITHOUT COORDINATING THROUGH THE BOAF. 

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