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RSS Field Operations Guide


This 29 page Word document from the Kansas Department of Health and the Environment explains the ways to deal with incoming shipment of Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) goods.  It explains the safest ways for each job associated with incoming SNS to function. 

Primary Toolkit:

Medical Countermeasure (MCM) Toolkit

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Institutional Author:

Kansas Department of Health & Environment




Five most recent user comments

5 Stars of 5 - Extremely Useful
Kansas RSS FOG
By Dana Henderson
This tool was an amazing document. It certainly exceeded my expectations. I liked how concise the document was yet it followed all of the elements in the TAR.

2.5 Stars of 5 - Somewhat Useful
RSS Field Operations Guide
By Joshua Carlyle
I think this is a decent start at covering some of the nuts and bolts of running an RSS operations.  However, I think the Incident Command portion of the documents needs a major rewrite.  Some of the terms, and placement of a Communication Unit (especially one filling out ICS form 205)within Operations is not consistent with ICS.

3.5 Stars of 5 - Useful
RSS Field Operations Guide
By Deborah Hieronim
This tool contains detailed JASs for various leadership positions in the RSS, accompanied by an org chart. Basic warehousing instruction sheets with pictures are helpful, as are safety instructions. JASs for team members below unit leader are not included. The FOG would be improved by adding additional forms such as Chain of Custody and BOLs. Also a procedure for handling controlled substances that may be received by an RSS should be included.

3.5 Stars of 5 - Useful
Fair tool
By Elizabeth Faber
This tool covers all necessary items but could use some formatting to make it more user-friendly.

4.5 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
RSS Field Operations Guide
By Teresa Bates
Good tool. Would work well for RSS and any warehouse operations that ageny's may have to utelize when receiving the SNS 

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