The All Hazards Incident Management Team Association (AHIMTA) has developed this Mission Ready Package template as a model for the development of IMT teams for all hazards response.
Mission Roles and Responsibilities:
A Multiagency / Multijurisdictional team for extended incidents, formed and managed at the State, Region, Tribal or metropolitan level.
A teams mission is to effectively direct and control incident activities in accordance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Deployed as a team of trained personnel to manage major and/or complex incidents requiring a significant number of local, regional and State
resources, and incidents that extend into multiple operational periods and require a written Incident Action Plan (IAP).
All-hazards Incident Management Teams (IMT) consists of personnel from appropriate disciplines (fire, rescue, emergency medical, hazardous materials, law enforcement, public works, public health and others) trained to perform the functions of the Command and General Staff in the Incident Command System. These functions include Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics, and Administration/Finance, as well as Safety, Public Information, and Liaison. Members of the initial responding departments often fill these functions; however, the size, complexity, or duration of an incident may indicate the need for an IMT to support them.
Inter-State mobilization requests can be made for 1) Governor’s “Emergency or Disaster Declaration “or 2) “Governor’s’’ and Presidential Stafford Act Emergency or Disaster Declaration or 3) mutual cooperation in emergency related exercises, testing, or other training activities.