The New York State Incident Management Team (IMT) is a multi-agency/multi-jurisdictional team that can be deployed or activated when needed to manage an incident or event safely, effectively, and efficiently, regardless of the cause, size, or complexity.
The New York State IMT is a qualified Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Team that is made available to State agencies and governmental authorities by request to the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and coordinated by the State OEM IMT Section.
The requesting jurisdiction will retain all local control, authority, and responsibility throughout the duration of the incident while the IMT provides incident management assistance on their behalf.
The IMT assisted the State of Kentucky in 2021 after an outbreak of tornadoes devastated parts of the state.
The IMT continues to assist with the COVID-19 response.
The IMT assisted in Herkimer County after the flooding in October 2019.
The IMT assisted in the Finger Lakes area after the flooding in August 2018.
The IMT assisted with the Filippidis Search at Whiteface Mountain in February 2018.
The IMT assisted the State of Texas after Hurricane Harvey in September 2017.
The IMT assisted with operations at the Sam’s Point Fire in April 2016.
The IMT assisted with operations at the Roosa Gap Fire in May 2015.
The IMT assisted with the sandbagging operations for Winter Storm Knife in November 2014.
During Steady State Operations, the IMT Program Staff maintains the ability to respond and deploy to an incident, and coordinate the development, training, and certification of IMT personnel in the State.
During Emergency Response Activations, the IMT Program Staff manage the activation, deployment, and operation of the State IMT.
Learn more about Type III All-Hazard Incident Management Teams in this overview.
Standardized best practice processes and procedures for developing an All-Hazards incident management qualifications program.
This document was developed to clarify the requirements, processes, and forms to be used to obtain certification by New York State for an All-Hazards Position Task Book (AHPTB)
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