Indiana District 2 Response Task Force
In past years, Indiana has experienced five federally declared disasters or emergencies. The tornadoes and flooding in June of 2008 was one of Indiana’s most devastating disasters to ever hit the state. During these disasters, local communities became overwhelmed and required resources beyond their jurisdictional boundaries. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) has identified the need to be able to mobilize other response resources from around the state and utilize them to fill the needs of severely impacted local communities. By capitalizing on lessons learned and identified best practices, Indiana seeks to resolve this issue by the use of District Response Task Forces (DRTFs). DRTFs will be formed in a collaborative and unified effort and is a top priority of the IDHS and the Indiana Strategy for Homeland Security.
District 2 Fire Group Mission Statement
The primary mission of the District 2 Fire group is to provide a range of programs designed to protect the lives and property of the inhabitants of district 2 and the State of Indiana from the adverse effects of Fire, Medical Emergencies, Rescue operation or exposure to dangerous condition created either by man or natural.
The Mission of the District 2 Provides supplementary law enforcement to the affected jurisdiction and protection of the Task Force. The Group may also maintain perimeter security in affected areas. The Law Enforcement Group may also provide protection for critical infrastructure affected areas. The group may be called upon to mitigate civil disturbances. Finally, the Group may provide force protection for the DRTF.
Incident Management Team or IMT
The purpose of the Indiana Incident Management Program is to raise on-site incident management capabilities within the State of Indiana through the development and use of IMTs at the state and district levels. Through this program, the IDHS will elevate Indiana responders’ knowledge and use of the advanced levels of the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Support Services includes:
The Service/Support Component is one of five core components of the District 2 Task Force. The Service/Support Component is comprised of individual elements that help support the Task Force mission. Our responsibilities include: reconnaissance, convoying, communications, establishing a base of operations, providing nutritional support and medical support to Task Force members.
Emergency Medical Group
The District 2 Emergency Medical Group will provide essential emergency medical care and Mass Casualty Assistance during times of natural or man-made disaster, or in time of a national security emergency. We augment and aid local jurisdictions who are overwhelmed in managing patient care, and are committed to serve the citizens of the great State of Indiana and the United States of America as an emergency response team through teamwork, professionalism, and ability to serve.
In the last two years, Indiana has experienced five federally declared disasters or emergencies.
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