began with the 2007 release of the "National Strategy for Homeland Security.
At its core, CCMRF
is about "Americans helping Americans" when civil support and National Guard forces have been overwhelmed.
also has a heavy equipment requirement, which has been filled by the Air Force.
However, until the Integrated Planning System and its associated plans are complete, DOD's plans and those of other federal and state entities will not be integrated, and it will remain unclear whether DOD's CCMRF
will address potential gaps in capabilities.
In an emergency, CCMRF
would conduct search-and-rescue missions, extract casualties or decontaminate victims after a nuclear, chemical or biological attack.
won't be called in unless requested by governors or if the president declares an emergency.
While civilian consequence managers will lead the way in responding to a domestic emergency, the CCMRF
is the military's response.
Figure 2 breaks down requirements by class of supply for a full CCMRF
capability is employed at the request of the Department of Homeland Security or other designated lead agency when the effects of a CBRNE incident exceed state and local capabilities.
Other members of CCMRF
will be responsible for defusing bombs with "Andros" robots, which have been used in Iraq to disarm explosive devices, Belk said.
is made up of 4,500 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.
It is authorized for wear by operational units dealing with weapons of mass destruction-civil support teams, CERFPs, CCMRFs
, consequence management advisory teams, and chemical reconnaissance teams.