User Manual
User Manual
Mutual Aid Support System (MASS)
March 2014
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Developed by:
Teracore, Inc.
G&H International, Inc. and
Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
in support of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate
CONTRACT HSHQDC-11-J-00051
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Version Log
Date Updated
Version 1……………………………………………………………………………………….………….……………………..1/2014
Version 2...............................................................................................................................3/2014
New filters, new fields, and new response plan capabilities, noted “in development” sections
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Contents
1. Introduction ..................................................................................................................................5
1.1 Background ........................................................................................................................................ 5
2. Getting Started..............................................................................................................................5
2.1 Web Browser Requirement ............................................................................................................... 5
2.2 Accessing the Mutual Aid Support System ........................................................................................ 5
3. Mutual Aid Support System Interface.............................................................................................6
3.1 MASS Homepage ............................................................................................................................... 6
3.2 Components of the Mutual Aid Support System .............................................................................. 7
4. Using the Mutual Aid Support System ............................................................................................8
4.1 Enterprise Section ............................................................................................................................. 8
4.1.1 All Subsection .............................................................................................................................. 8
4.1.2 Sites Subsection .......................................................................................................................... 9
4.1.3 Buildings Subsection ................................................................................................................. 10
4.1.4 Organizations Subsection.......................................................................................................... 12
4.1.5 Positions Subsection ................................................................................................................. 14
4.1.6 Personnel Subsection ................................................................................................................ 17
4.2 Equipment Section .......................................................................................................................... 19
4.2.1 Requirement Subsection........................................................................................................... 19
4.2.2 Inventory Subsection ................................................................................................................ 22
4.3 Mission Ready Packages Section ..................................................................................................... 24
4.3.1 MRP Catalog Subsection ........................................................................................................... 25
4.3.2 MRPs Subsection ....................................................................................................................... 28
4.3.3 Mission Offers Subsection ........................................................................................................ 35
4.4 Response Plan Section ..................................................................................................................... 37
4.4.1 Plans Subsection ....................................................................................................................... 37
4.5 Reports Section................................................................................................................................ 42
4.5.1 Organizations Details Report Subsection.................................................................................. 42
4.5.2 MRP Catalog Subsection ........................................................................................................... 43
4.5.3 Response Plan Subsection ........................................................................................................ 44
4.6 Administration Section .................................................................................................................... 45
4.6.1 Personnel Roles Subsection ...................................................................................................... 46
4.6.2 Reference Tables Subsection .................................................................................................... 47
4.6.3 Release Notes Subsection ......................................................................................................... 47
5. Definitions .................................................................................................................................. 48
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1. Introduction
1.1 Background
The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM), in partnership with the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate First Responders Group (FRG), the
Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), and private sector partners, is developing the
Mutual Aid Support System (MASS). MASS is a Web-based platform designed to categorize and track
organizations, people, and equipment and to aggregate the information into Mission Ready Packages
(MRPs) to allow for efficient and effective management of critical resources during emergencies. This
new capability streamlines the resource request and acquisition process and reduces time gaps between
steps.
MASS integrates with existing resource management software: no purchasing or upgrading existing
investments is necessary. The system aggregates and helps organize current resource inventory into
MRPs using an easy-to-use database. MRP data stored in MASS can then be exported into an XML file
format that can be uploaded to the EMAC Operating System (OS), which facilitates the national mutual
aid request and acquisition broadcasting process.
Finally, MASS lets users control who has access to view an organization’s or agency’s resource
inventories.
2. Getting Started
2.1 Web Browser Requirement
MASS is designed for Internet Explorer version 8.0 or later. Other browsers may be used but may not
provide optimal user experience.
2.2 Accessing the Mutual Aid Support System
To request permission to access MASS, please contact the KYEM
representatives below:
 Doug Eades - [email protected]
 Michael Garmon - [email protected]
You will receive a KYEM General User Access form via e-mail. Complete
and return the form to KYEM. After receiving credentials from KYEM,
visit http://app.kyemweb.com/mass/ to log in to the system.
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3. Mutual Aid Support System Interface
3.1 MASS Homepage
MASS is a Web-based tool that records information for organizations that need to provide and/or
acquire mutual aid. To get started, you will first add new “Enterprise” information, which includes your
site (a.k.a. jurisdictional location), the organizations within your jurisdiction, the positions within each
organization, and the personnel assigned to each position. The information can be entered into MASS
manually or imported from a spreadsheet.
The next step is to add equipment requirements and inventory for each of the Enterprise records. A
“requirement” is any type of equipment that is required to complete a task and that can be assigned to
an organization or to a position within that organization.
After the first two steps are completed, you can proceed to create MRPs with the existing Enterprise and
Equipment section data. An MRP is a set of capabilities that is typed (i.e., codified) and packaged to be
used as a resource for emergencies. The “MRP Catalog” subsection compiles a list of packaged capability
templates. If an organization has resources and capabilities that do not match any of the entries already
in the MRP Catalog, you can create your own MRP and add it to the system.
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3.2 Components of the Mutual Aid Support System
The Navigation Panel is located on the left side of the screen and consists of six sections and numerous
subsections. Selecting a section will expand that section and allow you to select subsections within that
section. Selecting a subsection will open a window that will allow you to view the information in that
subsection. The menu bar at the top will allow you to view, add, edit, delete, and export information
presented.
Navigation and Menu Bar
Page Title
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
New record entry button- adds new records; e.g., Organization, Building, Site, etc.
Edit record button- updates or revises existing records
Delete record button- removes records from the MASS database
Export record button- exports data in various formats
Navigation panel and buttons- displays various sections subsections of MASS
Filtering capability- sorts MASS data tables similar to Excel
Filtering and Searching
The Filter button
is the primary sorting capability of MASS. The filter
function is useful when searching the MASS database, where most of the
data are stored in tables. The availability of filter commands depends on
the type and value of the field being searched.
The filter capability works
just like your Microsoft
Excel or Access
applications.
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4. Using the Mutual Aid Support System
4.1 Enterprise Section
The Enterprise section, found in the Navigation Panel, includes
subsections for All, Sites, Buildings, Organizations, Positions, and
Personnel. This is the starting point for users who would like to
add information into the system. Taking the time up front to
properly enter your organization’s information into each of the
subsections will allow you to more quickly create MRPs because
each MRP will link to existing information that has already been
entered into this section.
4.1.1 All Subsection
The All subsection contains the complete list of all the organizations, parent organizations, and
organizational points of contacts within MASS.
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4.1.2 Sites Subsection
The Sites subsection is where an organization maintains an inventory of States, counties, and/or cities.
In rare instances, it will include major installations (e.g., military bases) and critical infrastructure (e.g.,
bridges).
To Add a Site


Click the New button
to launch a new window.
Click within each field to enter all necessary information about the new site.

Click the Save button

to save the entry.
Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
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To Edit a Site

Click once on the entry you wish to edit.


Click the Edit button
to launch a window.
 Or double click on an entry to launch a window.
Click and edit all necessary fields.

Click the Save button

to save the entry.
Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
To Delete a Site

Double click on the entry you wish to delete.


Click the Delete button
at the top left of the window.
Click the OK button when the confirmation window opens.
4.1.3 Buildings Subsection
The Buildings subsection contains all the places and facilities within each site under your organization.
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To Add a Building


Click the New button
to launch a new window.
Click within each field to enter all necessary information about the new building.
 *NOTE: Be sure to input a latitude and longitude so your information can be displayed
geospatially.

Click the Save button

to save the entry.
Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
To Edit a Building

Click once on the entry you wish to edit.


Click the Edit button
to launch a window.
 Or double click on an entry to launch a window.
Click and edit all necessary fields.

Click the Save button
to save the entry.
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
Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
To Delete a Building

Double click on the entry you wish to delete.


Click the Delete button
at the top left of the window.
Click the OK button when the confirmation window opens.
4.1.4 Organizations Subsection
The Organizations subsection contains a catalog of all organizations (e.g., Columbia Fire Department,
Norfolk Southern Rail, Buffalo Trace Search and Rescue) within MASS. To get more detailed information
about an organization, double click that organization to display a new window with details.
Note: If organizations are not linked to any buildings, they will not have an address on any reports, nor
will maps show their home base. So, be sure to link the organization to a building, and make sure the
building has an address and geo-location.
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To Add an Organization


Click the New button
to launch a new window.
Click within each field to enter all necessary information about the new organization.



Use the Look up button
to find and link to an existing entry, if appropriate.
Next, click on Organizational Roles.
Check all the boxes that apply to your organization.

Click the Save button
to save the entry.
 Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
Note: If an organization is acting as the Parent Organization, please leave the Parent Organization field
blank.
To Edit an Organization

Click once on the entry you wish to edit.

Click the Edit button
to launch a window.
 Or double click on an entry to launch a window.
Click and edit all necessary fields.

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
Click the Save button

to save the entry.
Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
To Delete an Organization

Double click on the entry you wish to delete.


Click the Delete button
at the top left of the window.
Click the OK button when the confirmation window opens.
4.1.5 Positions Subsection
The Positions subsection contains information about job positions within an organization. Position
names should reflect actual position titles within your organization.
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To Add a Position



Click the New button
to launch a new window.
Click within each field to enter all necessary information about the new position.
Position name should use referenced titles (e.g., firefighter).


Use the Look up button
to find and link to organizations and personnel already in MASS.
The basic information returned in a search through MASS is stored at various levels. A person is
placed in a position. The person has an e-mail address and home phone number attached to
them; however, a work phone number is attached to the position. That position is placed in an
organization, which is then assigned to a building. The work address is attached to the building.
Lastly, each building is linked to a site. Without completing these steps, an individual’s full
contact information is incomplete.

Click the Save button

to save the entry.
Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
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To Edit a Position

Click once on the position you wish to edit.


Click the Edit button
to launch a window.
 Or double click on an entry to launch a window.
Click and edit all necessary fields.

Click the Save button

to save the entry.
Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
To Delete a Position

Double click on the entry you wish to delete.


Click the Delete button
at the top left of the window.
Click the OK button when the confirmation window opens.
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4.1.6 Personnel Subsection
The Personnel subsection is intended to help manage all personnel within an organization.
To Add Personnel
TIP: Filling in the “Salary
Information” for all the
personnel within your
organization will be very
beneficial to you later in
the mutual aid process.
For help with salary
calculations visit
www.emacweb.org and
click: Mutual Aid


Click the New button
to launch a new window.
Click within each field to enter all necessary information.

Click the Save button

to save the entry.
Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
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To Edit Personnel Information

Click once on the person you wish to edit.


Click the Edit button
to launch a window.
 Or double click on an entry to launch a window.
Click and edit all necessary fields.

Click the Save button

to save the entry.
Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
To Delete Personnel

Double click on the person you wish to delete.


Click the Delete button
at the top left of the window.
Click the OK button when the confirmation window opens.
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4.2 Equipment Section
The Equipment section of MASS contains records of
all the equipment required to create MRPs within
the MRP Catalog. This section also contains the
actual inventory of each organization’s equipment
count within MASS.
4.2.1 Requirement Subsection
A requirement is any type of equipment, certificate, or professional experience that is required to
complete a task and that can be assigned to an organization or a position within that organization.
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To Add a Requirement


Click the New button
to launch a new window.
Click within each field to enter all necessary information.

Use the Look up button
to find and link to existing records in MASS after you enter search
criteria in the search field, or leave the search field blank to retrieve an entire list.

Click the Save button

to save the entry.
Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
To Edit a Requirement

Click once on the record you wish to edit.

Click the Edit button
to launch a window.
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

 Or double click on an entry to launch a window.
Click and edit all necessary fields in the Information section.
Click the Equipment subsection in the left navigation panel or below the Information section to
edit or update the equipment associated with that requirement.


Click the New button
to create a new entry in the table.
Click on each field or hit Tab on your keyboard to edit that field.

Or click the Dropdown button
to select from the options available.


Click the Delete button
to remove a record in this section.
The deleted entry will now be displayed in red.

Hover over the entry and click the Undo button

Click the Export to Excel button
to download an Excel document of all the equipment in the
Equipment section.
Note: This option will only work for Internet Explorer Web browsers.
 Another option for editing the Equipment section is to edit the downloaded
document in your local Excel program. Select all the fields, then hit Ctrl + c on
your keyboard to copy that data.
 Switch back to the browser window and click the Paste Copied Excel Data
to undo the deletion.
button
to import your edited data.
 Click the Allow Access button when the dialog window finishes your import into
MASS.




Once all editing and equipment additions are complete, click the Refresh Grid button
to
refresh the grid with the new entries.
Click the Notes segment in the left navigation panel or below the Equipment segment to edit or
update.
Click the New button
to create a new note in the table.
Type in any important or relevant information about the requirement in the Enter Note
segment.

 Or click the Delete button
to remove a record in this section.
The deleted entry will now be displayed in red.

Hover over the entry and click the Undo button

Click the Save button
to undo the delete.
at the top left of the window to save the entry.
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To Delete a Requirement

Double click on the requirement you wish to delete.


Click the Delete button
at the top left of the window.
Click the OK button when the confirmation window opens.
4.2.2 Inventory Subsection
The Inventory subsection contains data about actual equipment owned by an organization or personnel
that may be available to fulfill a specific requirement. Equipment information stored in this subsection is
used to create MRPs.
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To Add to the Inventory


Click the New button
to launch a new window.
Click within each field to enter all necessary information, and


Use the Dropdown button
to enter remaining information such as:
 Type
 Funded by Grant
 NIMS typing information
Click the Save button

to save the entry.
Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
To Edit the Inventory

Click once on the record you wish to edit.

Click the Edit button
to launch a window.
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

 Or double click on an entry to launch a window.
Click and edit all necessary fields in the Information segment.
Click the Requirements subsection in the left navigation panel or below the Information
segment to edit or update.

Click the New button

 Or click the Delete button
to remove a record in this section.
The deleted entry will now be displayed in red.

Hover over the red entry and click the Undo button

Once all editing and equipment additions are complete, click the Refresh Grid button
to
refresh the grid with the new entries.
Click the Notes segment in the left navigation panel or below the Requirements segment to edit
or update.



to create a requirement entry in the table.
to undo the delete.
Click the New button
to create a new note in the table.
Enter type in any important or relevant information about the requirement in the Enter Note
segment.

 Or click the Delete button
to remove a record in this section.
The deleted entry will now be displayed in red.

Hover over the entry and click the Undo button

Once all editing and equipment addition are complete click the Refresh Grid button
refresh the grid with the new entries.

Click the Save button

to undo the delete.
to
at the top left of the window to save the entry.
Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
4.3 Mission Ready Packages Section
The Mission Ready Packages Section of MASS contains
all MRP templates which reside in the MRP Catalog
subsection. The templates are requirements and
components necessary to create MRPs that also align
with federal resource typing guidance. Templates are
developed using existing resource-typing frameworks
to provide MASS users a structure they may already be
familiar with.
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4.3.1 MRP Catalog Subsection
The MRP Catalog subsection contains over 500 resource-typing templates that are ready to be used.
With a few simple steps, users can convert a template to a deployable MRP.
Adding a New MRP Catalog Template
Note: Before adding a new entry to the MRP Catalog, please take the time to search through the existing
catalog to make sure you will not be duplicating an existing entry.


Click the New button
to launch a new window.
Click within each field to enter all necessary information:
 Name
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









ID (optional)
Description – A concise description of the contents of the entry
Mission Capabilities – A brief overview of the mission capabilities of the package
Components – A description of the assets that make up the package
Metrics
Owner – State
ESF Functions (check all that apply)
Status – Development, Draft for Comment, Draft for Final, Final
NIMS Typing – (If Applicable)
 Discipline
 Category
 Resource
 Kind – Individual or Team
 Type – 1–5 (1 = large team, 5 = small team)
 Document Attach Tab – Browse and attach documents from computer to MRP Catalog
record
 Notes Tab – Log any necessary notes for an MRP Catalog record
If there is other important information about the MRP, enter it in the Notes segment.



Click the New button
to create a new note in the table.
Enter any important or relevant information about the requirement in the Enter Note
segment.
Click the Save button

to save the entry.
Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
To Edit an MRP Catalog Template
Note: Do not edit any Catalog entries unless you created them
 Click once on the catalog entry you wish to edit.



Click the Edit button
to launch a window.
 Or double click on an entry to launch a window.
Click and edit all necessary fields using the instructions above.
Check and edit each subsection as necessary.
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
Click the Save button

to save your edits.
Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
Adding a New MRP That Matches an Existing Catalog Template
Note: For more information, see Add New MRP directions.
 Search the MRP Catalog manually or by using the filtering
capability at the top of the table.
 Once you find an MRP template, double click the entry to launch a new window.
 Scroll down to and select the MRPs subsection to expand the box.


Click the New button
Enter the MRP name.


Enter your organization’s name or click the Search button
to search for your organization.
The MRP Catalog box should be pre-populated using the Catalog template data.

Click the Create button

Click the Save button
to launch a new window.
to create a new MRP.
at the top of the window to save.
To Delete an MRP Catalog Template
Note: Do not delete any Catalog entries unless you created them.
 Double click on the template you wish to delete.

Click the Delete button
at the top left of the window.
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
Click the OK button when the confirmation window opens.

Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
To Export the MRP Catalog
Note: The MRP Catalog is dynamic. Users should be aware that data exported to Excel will immediately
be out of sync with the live Catalog.
 Navigate to the MRP Catalog section.

Click the Export button
document.
to initiate a download of the entire MRP Catalog as an Excel
4.3.2 MRPs Subsection
MRPs in the viewer
MRPs in MASS
The MRPs subsection contains fully assembled MRPs. From a quick glance at this subsection’s table,
users can see critical information about each MRP and export that information.
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To Add a New MRP


Click the New button
Enter the MRP name.

Enter the parent organization’s name or click the Search button
organization.

Enter the MRP Catalog by clicking the Search button.

Click the Create button
at the top left to launch a new window.
to search for your
to create a new MRP.
To Edit an MRP
Note: Do not edit any Catalog entries unless you created them.
 Click once on the MRP you wish to edit.


Click the Edit button
to launch a window.
 Or double click on an entry to launch a window.
Edit each segment as necessary.
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Information
The Information segment contains the overview of the MRP such as: Name, Parent Organization, Point of
Contact (POC), Mobilization Date, Current Latitude/Longitude, EMAC POC, and Created/Modified Dates.
Organizational (MRP) Roles
This Organizational Roles segment allows users to indicate or update an MRP’s role by checking all the
designations that apply.

Check all the boxes that apply.
Subordinate Organizations (Subordinate MRPs)
To Add Additional Subordinate Organizations (Subordinate MRPs)

Click the New button



Click the Search button
to open another window with a list of all organizations.
Scroll down to browse through the list of organizations.
Click on the name of an organization to populate the Organization text box.

Click the Save button


to open a new window.
to add the organization.
Or click the Delete button
Click the Refresh button
to remove an organization.
to refresh the Subordinate Organizations segment.
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MRP Details
The MRP Details segment allows users to update the availability status of their MRPs. It is important to
accurately update this information because MRPs will be externally displayed in other geospatial
operating platforms, such as the Kentucky Awareness Analytical Tracking System (KAATS), the MRP status
Web app, and Google Earth Enterprise. An MRP will be identified as a green MRP icon if it is available, red
if it is unavailable, and yellow for all other operational statuses. Authorized users can also edit critical
MRP details such as Mission Capabilities, Mobility Requirements, Qualifications, and Cost Estimates. The
Published check box allows an authorized user to make the MRP permanently visible to other users, or
visible for only a defined period of time.
Positions
“Positions” can refer both to subsections (in boldface) and to entries within those subsections (in italics).
The Positions segment is where each MRP team member’s official title within the team and contact
information are stored. It is important to regularly check and update each MRP team member’s contact
information.
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To Add New Positions
 Click the New button
to add a blank entry to the positions segment.
 Click within each cell to enter all necessary information about the new position.
 Note: The Personnel column links information from pre-existing Personnel Enterprise
information in MASS
 Click the Refresh button
to refresh display the newly added position.
To Delete a Position
 Select an entry you would like to delete.
 Click the Delete button
to remove the selected entry.
 Click Yes in the pop-up window.
 Click the Refresh button
to refresh the Positions segment.
To Export Positions

Click
to download an Excel document with all position entries.
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Requirements/Inventory
The Requirements/Inventory segment contains detailed information about every piece of required
equipment that makes up an MRP. This section also displays the actual quantity of each required piece of
equipment within an organization. This section is pre-populated based on the MRP Template you
selected from the MRP Catalog but can be amended using the add, edit, delete functions.
To Add New Requirements/Inventory


Click the New button
to add a blank entry to the section.
Click within each cell to enter all necessary information.

Click the Refresh button
to refresh display the newly added entry.
To Delete an Entry

Select an entry you would like to delete.


Click the Delete button
to remove the selected entry.
Click Yes in the pop-up window.

Click the Refresh button
to refresh the section
To Export and Import Requirements/Inventory

Click Export.


Click
to download an Excel document.
Click Import (Note: This feature is currently under development).
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MRP Costs
The MRP Costs segment contains the actual breakdown of the cost estimate that is provided in the MRP
Details segment above, including equipment cost and personnel pay.
Offerings
Note: This section is still currently underdevelopment
This segment shows MRPs that are available to fulfill—or are fulfilling—mutual aid requests.
To Add an Offering
Note: This section is still currently underdevelopment
Notes
The Notes segment is where you can enter any other important information about an MRP.
To Add a Note

If there is other important information, enter it in the Notes segment.

Click the New button
to create a new note in the table.
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
Enter type in any important or relevant information about the requirement in the Enter Note
segment.

Click the Save button
to save the entry.
To Delete an MRP
Note: Do not delete any MRPs unless you created them.
 Double click on the MRP you wish to delete.


Click the Delete button
at the top left of the window.
Click the OK button when the confirmation window opens.
To Export All MRPs in the Catalog

Navigate to the MRP section.

Click the Export button
document.
to initiate a download of the entire MRP Catalog as an Excel
4.3.3 Mission Offers Subsection
Note: This section is still currently underdevelopment
The Mission Offers subsection allows organizations to export MRPs to the EMAC OS. This action is done
when a user (and his/her agency) has agreed to fulfill a request for mutual aid.
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To Create a Mission Offer


Click the New button
to launch a new window.
Click within each cell to enter all necessary information.

Click the Export to EMAC button
uploaded into the EMAC operating system.

Click the Save button
to export an XML copy of the offering to be
to save your offering.
To Edit an Offer
Note: Do not edit any offerings unless you created them.
 Click once on the offer you wish to edit.



Click the Edit button
to launch a window.
 Or double click on an entry to launch a window.
Click and edit all necessary fields using the instructions above.
Check and edit each subsection as necessary.

Click the Save button
to save your edits.
To Delete an Offering
Note: Do not delete any offerings unless you created them.
 Double click on the offering you wish to delete.


Click the Delete button
at the top left of the window.
Click the OK button when the confirmation window opens.
To Export the Mission Offerings

Navigate to the Mission Offers section.

Click the Export button
to initiate a download of all offerings as an Excel document.
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4.4 Response Plan Section
The Response Plan Section of MASS is intended to
catalog pre-scripted mission assignments that can be
activated by an organization to respond to an
emergency event such as an earthquake, fire, or
hurricane. These plans should take into account and
assign all the MRPs, any other resources, and
personnel required to effectively manage and
respond to an event.
4.4.1 Plans Subsection
The “Plans” subsection is where users can create, manage, and share their organization’s various
response plans. These plans are detailed instructions for responding to and managing an emergency
incident with all necessary resources pre-assigned.
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To Add a New Response Plan


Click the New button
to launch a new window.
Click within each cell to enter all necessary information.
 Name – The name of the new response plan
 Description – A brief summary about the new response plan
 Status – Ex. Final, Still in Development, Draft, etc.
 Owning Organization – Link the organization in charge of the new response plan

Click the Save button
to save your offering.
To Edit a Response Plan
Note: Do not edit any response plans unless you created them.
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
Click once on the plan you wish to edit.



Click the Edit button
to launch a window.
 Or double click on an entry to launch a window.
Click and edit all necessary fields in the Information segment.
Click the Missions segment in the left navigation panel or below the Information segment to edit
or update the ESF, Mission, Description, On Station Time, Duration, #MRPs Rqd, and #MRPs
Asgn, and Notes.


Click the New button
to create a new entry in the table.
Click on each field or hit Tab on your keyboard to edit that field.


Click the Delete button
to remove a record in this section.
The deleted entry will now be displayed in red.

Hover over the entry and click the Undo button

Click the Export to Excel button
to download an Excel document of the Mission section of
the response plan.
Note: The option below will work only for Internet Explorer Web browsers.
 Another option for editing this section is to edit the downloaded document from
above in your local Excel program. Select all the fields, then hit Ctrl + c on your
keyboard to copy that data.
 Switch back to the browser window and click the Paste Copied Excel Data button
to undo the delete.
to import your edited data.
 Click the Allow Access button when the dialog window finishes your import into
MASS.

 Once all editing is complete, click the Refresh Grid button
to refresh the grid
with the new entries.
Click the Mission Components to Meet Missions tab below the Missions segment to edit or
update the Mission, Required MRP Type, On Station Time, Duration, Station Assignment,
#MRPs Rqd, #MRPs Asgn, and Notes.
Note: At least one mission must exist prior to an “MRP Types Required to Meet Mission” entry;
otherwise, the data will not be saved.
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

Click the New button
to create a new entry in the table.
Click on each field or hit Tab on your keyboard to edit that field.


Click the Delete button
to remove a record.
The deleted entry will now be displayed in red.

Hover over the entry and click the Undo button

Click the Export to Excel button
to download an Excel document from the Requirements
segment of the response plan.
Note: The option below will work only for Internet Explorer Web browsers.
 Another option for editing this section is to edit the downloaded document from
above in your local Excel program. Select all the fields, then hit Ctrl + c on your
keyboard to copy that data.
 Switch back to the browser window and click the Paste Copied Excel Data button
to undo the delete.
to import your edited data.
 Click the Allow Access button when the dialog window finishes your import into
MASS.

 Once all editing is complete, click the Refresh Grid button
to refresh the grid
with the new entries.
Click the MRPs Assigned to Meet Missions tab below the MRP Types Components to Meet
Missions segment to edit or update the Required MRP Type, MRP, ST, City, OnStationTime,
Duration, Request Type, POC, POCEmail, POCPhone, and Notes.
Note: At least one "MRP Types Required to Meet Missions" must exit prior to an "MRPs Assigned
to Meet Missions" entry; otherwise, the data won't be saved.
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

Click the New button
to create a new entry in the table.
Click on each field or hit Tab on your keyboard to edit that field.


Click the Delete button
to remove a record in this section.
The deleted entry will now be displayed in red.

Hover over the entry and click the Undo button

Click the Export to Excel button
to download an Excel document from the Requirements
section of the response plan.
Note: The option below will work only for Internet Explorer Web browsers.
 Another option for editing this section is to edit the downloaded document from
above in your local Excel program. Select all the fields, then hit Ctrl + c on your
keyboard to copy that data.
 Switch back to the browser window and click the Paste Copied Excel Data button
to undo the delete.
to import your edited data
 Click the “Allow Access” button when the dialog window appears to finish your
import into MASS.

 Once all editing is complete, click the Refresh Grid button
to refresh the grid
with the new entries.
Click the Notes segment in the left navigation panel or below the MRPs Assigned to Meet
Missions segment to add a comment.


Click the New button
to create a new note in the table.
Enter any important or relevant information in the Enter Note segment.

 Or click the Delete button
to remove a record in this section.
The deleted entry will now be displayed in red.

Hover over the entry and click the Undo button

Once all editing and equipment addition are complete, click the Refresh Grid button
refresh the grid with the new entries.

Click the Save button
to undo the delete.
to
at the top left of the window to save the entry.
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To Delete a Response Plan
Note: Do not delete a plan unless you created it.
 Double click on the plan you wish to delete.


Click the Delete button
at the top left of the window.
Click the OK button when the confirmation window opens.
4.5 Reports Section
The Reports section of MASS gives users the tools for
generating real-time reports of all the data stored in MASS.
Each report can then be exported in a variety of formats.
Note: The following subsections of the Reports section of
MASS are still under development:
 Roster
 Equipment
 Grants
 Shortage Report
 MRP Details
 Projects
4.5.1 Organizations Details Report Subsection
This subsection allows users to view all information associated with an organization.
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To Generate an Organizations Detail Report




Use the Search button
to find an organization.
Next use the Site dropdown list to locate a site within that organization.
To further refine your report, use the Building dropdown list to locate a specific building.
For larger reports, use the Zoom dropdown to adjust the page size of the report.


Click the Generate Report button
.
After a report is generated, it can be modified by editing any of the steps above, and then
refreshed by clicking the Refresh button
.
To Export


Click the Export button
to select a format.
 Excel
 PDF
 Word
Highlight and click on one of the format options to download a copy of the report in the format
selected.
To Print the Report

Click the Print button
to print a copy of the report directly from your Web browser.
4.5.2 MRP Catalog Subsection
To Generate an MRP Catalog Detail Report


Use the dropdown options at the top of the page to locate the MRPs for which you wish to
create a report.
 Discipline
 Category
 Resource
 Kind
 Type
For larger reports, use the Zoom dropdown to adjust the page size of the report.
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
Click the Generate Report button

After a report is generated, it can be modified and refreshed by clicking the Refresh button
.
To Export a Report


Click the Export button
to select a format.
 Excel
 PDF
 Word
Highlight and click on one of the format options to download a copy of the report in the format
selected.
To Print the Report

Click the Print button
to print a copy of the report directly from your Web browser.
4.5.3 Response Plan Subsection
To Generate a Response Plan Detail Report


Use the dropdown option next to the Project field to select a plan.
For larger reports, you can use the Zoom dropdown to adjust the page size of the report.

Click the Generate Report button

After a report is generated it can be modified and refreshed by clicking the Refresh button
.
.
To Export a Report


Click the Export button
to select a format.
 Excel
 PDF
 Word
Highlight and click on one of the format options to download a copy of the report in the format
selected.
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To Print the Report

Click the Print button
to print a copy of the report directly from your Web browser.
4.6 Administration Section
The Administration section of MASS is meant primarily to be
used by organizational administrators to manage and track
organizational structure.
Note: The following subsections of the Administration
Section of MASS are still under development.
 Environment Settings

Import
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4.6.1 Personnel Roles Subsection
To Add Personnel


Click the New button
to launch a new window.
Click within each field to enter all necessary information.

Click the Save button

to save the entry.
Or click the Cancel button
to close the window without saving.
To Edit Personnel Information

Click once on the person you wish to edit.


Click the Edit button
to launch a window.
 Or double click on an entry to launch a window.
Click and edit all necessary fields.

Click the Save button
to save the entry.
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To Delete Personnel Information

Double click on the person you wish to delete.


Click the Delete button
at the top left of the window.
Click the OK button when the confirmation window opens.
4.6.2 Reference Tables Subsection
The reference tables in this subsection were compiled by the creators of MASS from online resources
and guidelines about resource typing for effective emergency management. Use this section only to
export reports as a reference point for your own agency’s purposes. The exporting instructions are the
same as in the sections above.
4.6.3 Release Notes Subsection
Refer to this subsection for information on updates to the system.
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5. Definitions
All: (Enterprise Subsection) Contains a summary table of all information compiled about your
enterprise.
Buildings: (Enterprise Subsection) Contains all the places and facilities within each “Site” under your
enterprise.
Enterprise: (Section) Compiles basic information about the organizations within your jurisdictional
boundaries (Sites and Buildings), the positions within each organization, and the actual personnel that
fill those positions.
Equipment: (Section) Records of all the equipment required and owned by an organization to complete
a task or to create MRPs within the MRP Catalog.
Grants: (Reports Subsection) This section is intended to catalog all necessary grant guidance and
documentation that an organization uses.
Inventory: (Equipment Subsection) Information about actual equipment owned by an organization or
position that will fill an equipment requirement.
Mission Offers: (Mission Ready Packages Subsection) Mission Ready Packages offering their services for
pre-scripted mission assignments.
Organizations: (Enterprise Subsection) Basic information about organizations and their roles within a
certain jurisdictional boundary.
Personnel: (Enterprise Subsection) Actual personnel information that fill the positions of an
organization.
Positions: (Enterprise Subsection) Positions that make up an organization.
Projects: A report showing all the information of a project, plus each requirement for an MRP (the linked
MRP-Type Catalog entry) and the matching MRP to the requirement.
Reports: (Section) The “Reports” section gives users the tools for generating real-time reports of all the
data stored in MASS: each report can then be exported in a variety of formats.
Requirements: (Equipment Subsection) Any type of equipment that is required to complete the task
and that can be assigned to an organization or to a position with an organization.
Response Plans: (Section) The “Response Plan” section is intended to catalog pre-scripted mission
assignments that can be activated by an organization upon a large-scale event. These plans should take
into account and assign all the MRPs, other resources, and personnel required to effectively manage and
respond to an event.
Sites: (Enterprise Subsection) Where an enterprise maintains an inventory of counties and cities. In a
rare instance it will include major installations (e.g., military bases) and critical infrastructure.
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