The NSFCC provides oversight and strategic direction to the Strike Teams, ensuring enhanced inter-operability through a program of standardized operating procedures for response, equipment, training, and qualifications. The NSFCC maintains a national logistics network using the Response Resource Inventory (RRI), coordinates the Coast Guard Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) classification program, administers the National Maintenance Contract (NMC) for the Coast Guard’s thirty million dollar inventory of pre-positioned spill response equipment, and coordinates NIMS ICS programs for the NSF and other federal agencies.
The Public Information Assist Team (PIAT), a four-member group of Public Affairs specialists, provides crisis media relations support to Federal On-Scene Coordinators (FOSCs) during major incidents such as oil spills, HAZMAT releases, hurricanes, floods, or other disasters. Additionally, the team conducts Joint Information Center training, media relations training, and Environmental Risk Communications training nationwide.
“The World’s Best Responders: Any Time, Any Place, Any Hazard.”