The Resource Typing Library Tool (RTLT) is an online catalogue of national resource typing definitions and job titles/position qualifications. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Integration Center (NIC) provides the RTLT to support the implementation of the National Preparedness System. Nationally typed resources support a common language for the mobilization of resources (equipment, teams, units, and personnel) prior to, during, and after major incidents. Resource users at all levels use these definitions to identify and inventory resources for capability estimation, planning, and for mobilization during mutual aid efforts. Nationally typed resources represent the minimum criteria for the associated component and capability.
Definitions and job titles/position qualifications are easily searchable and discoverable through the RTLT. They can be downloaded in PDF format or directly used by third party software applications using the available Web Services application programming interface (API).
Resource Typing Definitions are provided for equipment, teams, and units. They are used to categorize, by capability, the resources requested, deployed, and used in incidents. Measurable standards identifying resource capabilities and performance levels serve as the basis for this categorization.
Job Titles and Position Qualifications are used in the inventorying and credentialing of personnel. Credentialing is essential to emergency responders and Whole Community partners in that it ensures and validates the identity and attributes (e.g., affiliations, skills, or privileges) of individuals or members of response teams through standards.
RTLT includes a Web Services API in order for third-party systems to receive data from RTLT. If you manage or develop a third-party system and would like to utilize the RTLT Web Services API, please contact the RTLT Help Desk for more information.