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Incident Management Teams

Program Overview

The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal's three Incident Management Teams (IMTs) provide comprehensive incident command to manage ongoing emergency operations. IMTs provide incident management expertise in logistics, finance, planning, public information, operations, safety, and community issues.  

The teams respond with resources mobilized by the Governor for a conflagration or other emergency that has overwhelmed the control and resources of local emergency responders (ORS 476.510).  IMTs enhance effective coordination among responding agencies during fires, floods, earthquakes, structural collapse, tsunamis, the spilling of hazardous materials, and other natural or human-caused incidents.

The IMT will develop a plan of action to aggressively and safely mitigate the incident to which it has been assigned, either through Unified Command or a single incident command structure. 

Resources assigned to the incident will operate with the guidance of an Incident Action Plan (IAP) within an organized chain of command and formal safety plan. The IAP will address the objectives, strategies, and tactics as dictated by the risks and opportunities associated with the incident. 

The IMT intends to commit resources to the incident only after resources have been briefed on the developing strategy and tactics, resource-specific objectives, weather, fuel types, and safety considerations. Within the second operational period, the IMT intends to develop a formal IAP for delivery via an Operational Period Briefing. The IMT expects that all personnel shall receive a briefing by their immediate supervisor prior to being deployed within the hazard area. This briefing shall detail resource assignments, assigned objectives, chain of command, and safety considerations. 

The IMT may place firefighters at a greater level of risk to save lives, save property, or reduce environmental impact. The IMT will not place firefighters at risk if the incident does not have implications related to life safety, protection of property, or environmental impacts. 

To meet the IMT intentions, a formal series of planning meetings and briefings will occur. The IMT expects all members critical to the development of the IAP to promptly attend those meetings to provide mission critical information. 

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Qualifications & Recruitment

The Office of State Fire Marshal is currently soliciting applications to its Incident Management Teams for the following positions:
  • Incident & Public Information Officers & Trainees
  • Incident & Line Safety Officers & Trainees
  • Division/Group Supervisors & Trainees
  • Geographic Information System Specialist Trainee
  • Communication Unit Leaders & Trainees
  • Communication Technicians & Trainees
2019 Recruitment_Flyer
IMT members are expected to make a 3 year commitment to participate on the team and their sponsoring agency must provide an agency vehicle for IMT deployments. 
Position information
Position information is found in the NWCG 310-1 (Law Enforcement Officer Specialist is not part of the 310-1. The position description is part of the applications). Link to NWCG 310-1.

Minimum qualifications
Click the application link(s) below to see the minimum qualifications for each position.  Most positions have minimum qualifications to be accepted as a trainee and minimum qualifications to be considered fully qualified.  Candidates who do not meet the minimum qualifications for trainee need not apply.


The qualifications for all positions can be found in this document.

How to apply 
Submit the original signed application to be considered.  Fax or email can be accepted as long as the signed original follows in the mail.  Click the links below to access the applications in the format of your choice.
PLEASE NOTE:  Keep a copy for your records and mail the original signed application with copies of all applicable training certificates, including your Task Book initiation and certification pages.  You must submit the appropriate certificates for all training indicated on the application.  A DPSST printout may be substituted for certificates.

Incident Commander & Deputy IC

Word PDF

Incident Safety Officer

Word PDF
​Line Safety Officer Word PDF
Incident Information Officer Word PDF
​Public Information Officer Word PDF
Law Enforcement Liaison Officer Word PDF

Operations Section Chief & Deputy Ops

Word PDF
Division/Group Supervisor Word PDF

Planning Section Chief & Deputy Plans

Word PDF
​Resource Unit Leader Word​ PDF
Geographic Information Systems Specialist Word PDF

Logistics Section Chief & Deputy

Word PDF

Communications Unit Leader & Assistant COML

Word PDF
Communications Technician Word PDF
​Finance Section Chief Word PDF

Incomplete applications will be rejected. 
       Office of State Fire Marshal 
       Attn: Mariah Rawlins
       3565 Trelstad Ave SE 
       Salem, OR 97317 

For additional information, contact Mariah Rawlins at mariah.rawlins@state.or.us.

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Team Member Guidebook

     Team Guidelines
     Team Mobilizations 
     Incident Command 
     Incident Information Officer 
     IIO Resources 
Appendix A - Safety
     Safety Messages

Appendix B – Finance (Section 10)
     Daily Cost Estimate Report 
     IMT Purchase Order Instructions 
     Instructions Incident Summary Memo 
     Memorandum - Blank 
     Purchase Log  

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Standard Operating Guidelines

These are the Standard Operating Guidelines for OSFM's Incident Management Teams.  These guidelines provide the guidance to achieve the objectives of the Incident Management Teams.
These guidelines form the basic foundation for standardized response from region to region across the state.
The purpose of these guidelines is to assist the Incident Management Teams in providing safe, effective, and efficient command and control during statewide mobilizations.  They are, however, just that - standard operating guidelines.  Within the structure of these guidelines, Incident Managment Teams must exercise common sense and professional judgement to achieve safe, effective, and efficient operations. 
Incident Within an Incident S.O.G.  

Work/Rest S.O.G. 

Social Media S.O.G. 

Personnel Evaluation S.O.G.  

Training Request and Reimbursement S.O.G.  

Accident Investigation Team S.O.G.  

Planning Section Network S.O.G.

Communications Unit S.O.G. - Training & Qualifications  

Communications Unit S.O.G. - Unit Priorities

Finance Section S.O.G. - Claims  

Recruitment S.O.G.  

Filling Vacancies & Finding Coverage S.O.G.

Integrated Operational Period Briefing S.O.G.

Demobilization S.O.G.

Resource Ordering S.O.G.

Deployment Timelines S.O.G.

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Forms are intended for use as tools for the creation of Incident Action Plan (IAP), for other incident management activities, and for support and documentation of incident activities.  


Link to OSFM IMT Forms Page
Link to FEMA ICS Forms

Link to NWCC MAC Forms

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On-Call Calendar & Roster

During fire season, the Incident Management Teams rotate schedules weekly. During off season, they assume a monthly rotation.

IMT roster & 2018 calendar


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