Medical Unit Leader*
The Medical Unit Leader (MEDL) is responsible for ensuring occupational health of all incident personnel, including planning for and coordinating incident emergency response. Incident emergency response often involves MEDL coordination of patient evacuations/extractions from remote areas requiring good knowledge of available resources and their capability. The MEDL reports to the Logistics Section Chief (LSC) or the Safety Officer (SOF) and works in the Logistics functional area.
**A MEDL must maintain a minimum of State Licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Federal Employees who are licensed as an EMT within a Federal Credentialing Process may also serve as a MEDL if authorized by the appropriate Federal Medical Director.