Resource Unit Leader, RESL

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Incident Positions
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  • Coordinates with section chiefs and unit leaders to assign specific resources to fill needs identified in the planning meeting.
  • Coordinates with section chiefs and unit leaders to place resource orders to reconcile resource deficiencies and needs.
  • Requires a specific knowledge of the capabilities of all suppression resources in order to meet the identified resource needs.
  • Obtains briefing from Planning section Chief.
  • Organizes and supervises subordinates and work area.
  • Establishes and maintains positive interpersonal and interagency working relationships.
  • Provides for the safety and welfare of assigned personnel.
  • Completes all ICS forms and cards as appropriate.
  • Organizes check-in locations, brief personnel assigned to check-in function.
  • Interacts and coordinates with unit leaders and operations personnel.
  • Displays and adjusts resource status information to reflect function, organization, status, and location of all resources on the incident.
  • Tracks restrictions/work requirements for each resource.
  • Prepares resource availability information.
  • Provides resource information in the planning meetings.
  • Records operational and logistical information and decisions on ICS Form 215.
  • Prepares ICS Forms 203/204/207 for IAP.
  • Provides information to SITL on current status of resources for ICS Form 209.
  • Submits original forms and documents to DOCL for each operational period.
  • Attends operational meetings.
  • Adjusts resource availability to reflect demobilization plan.
  • Interacts with PSC and other sections on resource unit release priorities.
  • Confirms demobilization instructions with supervisor.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • S-348, Resources Unit Leader
  • Satisfactory performance as SCKN and RESL


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