Consequence management response force assigned to Northern Command.
The CCMRF's capabilities include search and rescue, decontamination, medical, aviation, communications, and logistics support. Each team will have three task forces--operations, medical, and aviation--that have their own operational focus and skill sets. While civilian consequence managers will lead the way in responding to a domestic emergency, the CCMRF is the military's response. The team is training with first responders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure integrated support.
In order to shorten response time to authorize the use of a CCMRF in a homeland emergency, the units will report directly to NORTHCOM at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Though the first CCMRF is a joint unit, it falls under the operational control of NORTHCOM's Joint Land Force Component Command, U.S. Army North, in San Antonio, Texas.
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|Title Annotation:||ALOG NEWS|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2009|
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