Authorized Equipment List
The Authorized Equipment List (AEL) is a list of approved equipment types allowed under FEMA’s preparedness grant programs. The intended audience of this tool is emergency managers, first responders, and other homeland security professionals. The list consists of 21 equipment categories divided into categories, sub-categories and then individual equipment items. NOTE: There are no commercially available products listed; it only consists of equipment types.
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About the Standardized Equipment List
- The Interagency Board provides subject matter expertise on equipment used by first responders and other emergency management professionals.
- The Interagency Board maintains the Standardized Equipment List (SEL) which has most of the equipment types listed on the Authorized Equipment List.
- The numbering scheme for individual items on the Authorized Equipment List provides direct cross-referencing with the Standardized Equipment List.
- The Standardized Equipment List has relevant standards, training requirements and operating considerations for many of the equipment items.
- A link to the Standardized Equipment List will appear on each equipment item page.
About the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders
- The System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) program produces market survey reports which provide operating information on individual commercially available items.
- Most equipment items have reports.
- The program site uses the same item numbers as the Authorized Equipment List and a link to their site will appear on each equipment item page.
- NOTE: They do not endorse any particular products or vendors.
FEMA is solely responsible for the content of the Authorized Equipment List. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any of its employees make any warranty, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose by any specific commercial product, process or service referenced herein.