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Incident Management Teams (IMT)

The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal administers three all-hazard incident management teams with members from the structural fire service. The teams mobilize primarily to fire incidents threatening lives and structures, but also manage a variety of other incidents.

The teams use the incident command system to provide:

  • Expertise in safety, public information, community issues, operations, planning, logistics, and communications. 
  • Structure, support, and oversight for ongoing emergency operations.
  • Enhanced effective coordination among responding agencies. 
  • Development of a plan to aggressively and safely mitigate the incident through unified command or a single incident command structure. 

The most likely way for a team to mobilize is at the request of the governor through the invocation of the Emergency Conflagration Act.

Recruitment is currently closed.

For questions about incident management teams, please contact IMT Coordinator Valerie Abrahamson at or 503-934-8211.

Applicants who do not meet the qualification criteria will not be accepted.

The recruitment process is selective. Applicants, reference, and/or others within the applicant's agency may be contacted by the OSFM staff, incident commanders, and/or IMT section chiefs during the selection process. Applicants should expect to be interviewed.
  • Team members are expected to be available to respond during their team's on-call rotations and remain at an incident for up to 14 days.
  • Team members should be prepared to be logistically self-sufficient for 72 hours.
  • Team members should have the full support of their sponsoring agencies to participate in training, section working groups, and the annual conference.
  • Team members should have access to an agency command vehicle for deployments.
It is the expectation of the OSFM and incident commanders that all team members provide the highest level of customer service to all involved with or impacted by an incident. Team members represent both their home agency and the State of Oregon and are expected to always be professional.

During fire season, the IMTs rotate schedules weekly. During off-season, they assume a monthly rotation.

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Valerie Abrahamson