Credentialing for Disaster Response Workforce
Florida Public Health and Health Care Preparedness Disaster Workforce Credentialing White Paper
Credentialing means having provided documentation that identifies personnel and authenticates and verifies the qualifications of such personnel by ensuring a common level of training, experience, physical and medical fitness, and capability appropriate for the position. Furthermore, credentialing provides the authority for the personnel to be within an area of operations. (2003, Homeland Security Presidential Directive #5). Florida's credentialing framework is diagramed below as a toolbox with each drawer housing a set of tools for credentialing the disaster workforce.
Background Screening: Personnel must be background screened and be given verification of their identity. This is the badging component of the credentialing framework.
Two Forms of Government Issued ID: Two forms of government issued picture identification must be carried into a deployment and must be verified on scene.
Personal Identification Verification with Interoperable Chip: A personal identification verification badge may have an interoperable chip.
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