ADVISORY/Yellow Phase:Information only, members will receive a page or e-mail.
ALERT/Orange Phase: Upgraded situation/ possible deployment. Department Reps are called in to put a deployable list together of members that have deployable status and available. Family Support contacts made.
ACTIVATION/Red Phase: Team Deployed. Notified by pager and at cache site within 2 hours. Task Force is to be loaded and out the door in 4-6 hours.
Requirements Team Members must have: 80% of the members assigned team training, 3 out of the last 4 quarterly team training, and 16 hours of work detail. Some Specialties may have various additional requirements
Deployable: Has 80% or higher of each area of training, quarterlies and work details.
Active: Has some requirements but is fewer than 80%
Inactive: Does not have any requirements fulfilled for this current year.
When the team is called out they will travel by ground if their destination is under 1,500 miles, or by an Air Force/ National Guard plane if over 1,500 miles. When deployed the Task Force can be gone for up to 10 days.
Family Support has a few ways to pass on information:
Depending on where the Task Force is deployed will make a difference on how much information we get from them. Remember the Task Force may not be able to communicate with us easily.