FEMA: Support Vehicle/Equipment Inventory (ICS 218) Mobile App
The FEMA: Support Vehicle/Equipment Inventory (ICS 218) mobile app monitors emergency vehicles used for rescue and evacuation during disaster events.
How does it work?
Management can access this form during natural disasters, including tornadoes, an earthquake or a hurricane. It can also be used during a man-made disaster, such as a terrorist attack that would involve Homeland Security, a train accident or a carbon monoxide leak.
This electronic form is one component of the Incident Command System (ICS), a disaster management database that can process the cross-discipline needs of any disaster in the nation.
Some of the fields on this federal form include vehicle or equipment classification and make, vehicle license plate, order request, and incident assignment. The vehicles are used in conjunction with an evacuation plan that will follow specified evacuation routes in an emergency situation. But emergency responders also use these vehicles in rescue or evacuation operations to deliver crucial supplies. Often working with the Red Cross, responders carry a supply kit for stranded people that may contain non-perishable food, extra batteries, prescription medications, and water purification equipment.
FEMA is organizing a consistent nationwide approach to emergency management situations. Jurisdictions and disciplines are encouraged to use the FEMA: Demobilization Check-Out (ICS 221) mobile app for disaster preparedness.