National Urban Search & Rescue Response System
INCIDENT SUPPORT TEAM
The mobilization and use of US&R task forces provides a significant capability for disaster
response and mitigation. The FEMA US&R IST provides Federal, state, and local officials
with technical assistance in the deployment and use of ESF #9 resources through advice,
incident command assistance, and management and coordination of US&R task forces. It
also obtains ESF #9 logistic support.