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Incident Management Teams

Program Overview

The State Fire Marshal's three Incident Management Teams (IMT) 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.

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Applicable Statutes and Rules

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Incident Management Intentions

The OSFM Incident Management Team (IMT) will develop a plan of action to aggressively and safely mitigate the incident to which it has been assigned, either through a unified command or a single incident command structure. The IMT intends to build and operate a command and control structure consistent with its ability to meet the expectations outlined.
 
Resources assigned to the incident will operate under an incident action plan (IAP) within an organized chain of command and formal safety plan. The IAP will address the strategy and tactics dictated by the risks and resources associated with the incident.
 
Within the first operational period of the incident, the IMT intends to commit resources to the incident only after resources have been briefed on the developing strategy and tactics of the incident, resource specific objectives, weather, fuel types, and safety considerations. Within the second operational period, the IMT intends to develop a formal IAP for delivery to the Division/Group Supervisor level.
 
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 will place firefighters at a greater level of risk to save lives. It will place firefighters at risk to save property and 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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Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) Requests

November 2012:  Hurricance Sandy, New York
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IMT Recruitment

 
 
 
The Office of State Fire Marshal is not currently soliciting applications to its
Incident Management Teams. 
 

IMT members are expected to make a 3 year commitment to participate on the team and their employer 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 for positions you are interested in.  The minimum qualifications are listed on each application.  If you lack required qualifications or a completed task book for a position you may be accepted as a TRAINEE.

How to apply 
During recruitment, submit a COMPLETE signed original application to be considered.  Fax can be accepted as long as the signed original follows in the mail.  Click the links below and print the appropriate applications.   These are not fillable documents.
 
PLEASE NOTE:  Keep a copy for your records and mail the original signed application(s) with copies of your training certificates, task book certification page (if any), and a comprehensive resume.  The certificates must verify your successful completion of the requirements for the position unless you are applying as a trainee.   
 

Incident Commander
Deputy Incident Commander 
Safety Officer 
Assistant Safety Officer 
Incident Information Officer  
Law Enforcement Officer 
Operations Section Chief 
Deputy Operations Chief 
Division Group Supervisor 
Planning Section Chief 
Deputy Planning Chief 
Resource Unit Leader 
Logistics Section Chief 
Facilities Unit Leader 
Communications Unit Leader 
Assistant Communications Unit Leader 
Communications Technician 
Finance Section Chief 
Geographic Information Systems Specialist 
Documentation Unit Leader


You must meet all position qualifications and have a completed task book for the position to be placed on a team. Those accepted applicants that lack qualifications or a completed task book may be accepted as trainees. 
  
Incomplete applications will be rejected. 
 
SUBMIT TO:     
       Office of State Fire Marshal 
       Attn: Alan McMahen
       4760 Portland Rd NE 
       Salem, OR 97305

For additional information, contact Alan McMahen at Alan.McMahen@state.or.us or 503-934-8297.
 

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On-Call Calendar

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

Incident Management Teams - Members and Schedule
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Team Configuration

Overhead teams may be configured with the following positions:
 
Incident Commander
Deputy Incident Commander
Information Officer
Safety Officer
Assistant Safety Officer
Law Enforcement Officer
Operations Section Chief
Deputy Operations Section Chief
Division/Group Supervisor
Planning Section Chief
Deputy Planning Section Chief
Document Unit Leader
Resource Unit Leader
Logistics Section Chief

Deputy Logistics Section Chief 
Communications Unit Leader
Assistant Communications Unit Leader
Finance Section Chief
Training Specialist
Geographic Information Systems Specialist

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Incident Management Team Guidebook

Table of Contents
 
Sections
     Team Guidelines
     Team Mobilizations 
     Transition 
     Incident Command 
     Incident Information Officer 
     IIO Resources 
     Planning 
     Safety  
     Operations 
     Finance  
     Logistics     
     IMT Shadow Program 
 
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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Incident Management Team Pool

Pool members will be familiar with applicable procedures and requirements in the Oregon Fire Service Mobilization Plan, and the Incident Management Team Guidelines.
 
Pool members are expected to attend the annual pre-fire season training and planning conference and other training as offered to meet or maintain position qualifications.
 
Pool members who are available for mobilization are expected to be ready to mobilize immediately upon notification. 
 

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Standard Operating Guidelines

These are the Standard Operating Guidelines for Oregon'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.  

Finance Section S.O.G.

Recruitment S.O.G.  

Communications Unit S.O.G.

Filling Vacancies & Finding Coverage S.O.G.

Demobilization S.O.G.

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ICS Forms

Incident Command System (ICS) forms are designed to assist emergency responders in the use of ICS and corresponding documentation during incident operations. 
 
These 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 ICS activities.  These ICS forms represent an all-hazards approach and update the previously used ICS forms.  
 
A general description of each ICS form's purpose, suggested preparation, and distribution are included immediately after the form. 
 
Link to FEMA ICS forms
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