Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Incident Management Team

The New York State Incident Management Team, or IMT, is an interagency team comprised of personnel from various state, county, and local agencies who represent a variety of disciplines. The IMT assists incident command personnel and emergency managers in ensuring a prompt, efficient and organized response to complex incidents. Specifically, IMT personnel are trained to assist state and local governments with implementing and sustaining the Incident Command System during an emergency.

New York’s IMT is a qualified Type III All-Hazard Incident Management Team that is made available to governmental authorities and state agencies by request via the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and coordinated by the New York State Office of Emergency Management.

The team is experienced in the Incident Command System - Command and General Staff functions - and will arrive ready to assist the requesting jurisdiction. 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.


For more information about the New York State Incident Management Team, or if you are a State Agency, County Government or Local Government Employee who may be interested in applying for membership on the team, please contact the New York State Office of Emergency Management, Incident Management Team Program, at (518) 301-2058 or OEMIMTDL@dhses.ny.gov

Recent Deployments

  • November 2019: Flooding, Herkimer County, NY.
  • September 2019: Hurricane Dorian, State of Florida
  • July 2018: Wildfire, Flat Rock, Altona, NY.
  • August 2018: Flooding, Seneca County, NY.
  • February 2018: Missing person search, Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington, NY.
  • September 2017: Hurricane Harvey, State of Texas.
  • May-June 2017: Flooding, Lake Ontario, Monroe and Wayne counties, NY.
  • April 2016: Wildfire, Sam’s Point, Minnewaska State Park, Ulster County, NY.
  • November 2014: Winter storm, Erie County, NY.
  • May 2015: Wildfire, Roosa Gap, Sullivan and Ulster counties, NY.
  • October-December 2012: Superstorm Sandy, Breezy Point (Queens) and Nassau County, NY.
  • August-September 2011: Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, Schoharie County, NY.
  • April 2009: Mass shooting, City of Binghamton, Broome County, NY.