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All-Hazards Incident Management Team

The All-Hazard Incident Management Team Program is responsible for the development of incident management teams (IMT) and incident management assistance teams (IMAT) including:

  • Technical assistance and guidance for team development
  • All-Hazards Position Specific Training for Command and General Staff positions and their subordinate positions
  • O-305 AHIMT Introduction Course
  • State Qualification System for ICS Positions including:
    •  State Qualification Review Board (QRB) management and support
    • Credentialing of ICS qualified/certified individuals through the State Qualification System for ICS Positions
  • Coordinating Position Task Book (PTB) opportunities
  • Developing standards for IMT and IMAT
  • Administering the accreditation process for IMT and IMAT
  • Responsibility for the development and management of the state-sponsored Incident Management Assistance Team
  • Resource management of single ICS position resources and IMTs/IMATs



All-Hazard means the incident management team or incident management assistance team is capable of responding to a range of natural, human-caused, and technological hazard incidents as well as planned events and exercises. 

Incident Management Team (IMT)

An Incident Management Team (AHIMT) is an ICS organization comprised of a rostered group of ICS qualified personnel consisting of an Incident Commander, Command and General Staff, and personnel assigned to other key ICS positions that can be deployed or activated when needed to manage an incident or event safely, effectively, and efficiently.  An IMT may be multiagency or multijurisdictional in membership.

Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT)

An Incident Management Assistance Team is an organized Incident Management Team of ICS-qualified personnel built on the foundation that they will only assume a supporting role to the “in place” and on-scene incident management structure provided by the requesting jurisdiction. This concept eliminates the perception that someone from “outside” the jurisdiction is coming in to “take over” the local incident and ensures the Incident Commander or jurisdiction maintains responsibility for the management of the incident.  In these situations, the IC/UC, selected Command and General Staff, and possibly Unit Leader positions will continue to be staffed by personnel from the initial organization or jurisdiction with the incoming IMAT providing assistance by staffing needed vacant positions, functioning as Assistants, Deputies, or in a support/mentor role for positions filled by the initial organization or jurisdiction.  An IMAT may be multiagency or multijurisdictional in membership.

Incident Support Team (IST)

An Oklahoma construct where emergency management personnel and first responders in each Oklahoma Emergency Management Region support one another on an incident or event by rapidly deploying to provide mutual aid and performing needed incident management functions, tasks, and activities for the Incident Commander or jurisdiction.  The Incident Commander or jurisdiction retains command and control and responsibility for management of the incident.  Incident Support Teams typically are not comprised of ICS-Qualified personnel, but personnel have completed NIMS/ICS training and possess needed skill sets to support the Incident Commander/Unified Command.

Resource Typing

Incident Management Teams are “Typed” at different levels (Type 1, 2, 3, or 4) according to the qualifications of the IMT team members to handle different levels of an incident or events’ “complexity.” The level of qualifications of the IMT/IMAT members, coupled with the IMT’s/IMAT’s identified response capabilities and responsibilities, are factors that determine an IMT’s/IMAT’s complexity type. The complexity of an incident may be used to help determine the appropriate Type of an IMT/IMAT that may be requested.  The Oklahoma All-Hazards Incident Management Team Program pertains to Type 3 teams.

Oklahoma Incident Management Team Advisory Committee

Pursuant to 47 OK Stat § 2-108.4, the Oklahoma Incident Management Team Advisory Committee is created within the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.  The purpose of the Committee shall be:

·         Advise and assist the Commissioner in the development of setting goals, objectives, and priorities with respect to the state-sponsored all-hazard emergency incident management team functions;

·         Advise and assist the Commissioner in establishing standards and credentialing guidelines for emergency incident management functions and responders within the Team Advisory Committee’s scope of authority; and

·         Provide a forum for discussion of issues between the organizations within the Team Advisory Committee.

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Contact Information

April Keeler

State Incident Management Coordinator
(405) 227-4701

Frank Barnes

Incident Management Specialist
(405) 420-2597

Last Modified on Apr 17, 2024