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Incident Management Teams have been established to organize and support the local Incident Commander in the management of the State’s most serious, complex and costly incidents.  Incidents will be managed in a safe and economical manner taking into consideration incident objectives, resource values, as well as social, environmental and other issues.  All activities will be conducted in a manner that ensures the safety of all personnel and the general public.

History of ICS (pdf)

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IMT Type II Guidelines (pdf)

 

PHOTOS

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How to Join a multi-disciplined interagency type 3 team: Contact the Regional Team Leader

 

SOP

Activation Procedure

Call Up Procedure

Contacts

 

 


Activation Procedures

Incident Management Teams have been established to organize and support the local Incident Commander in the management of the State’s most serious, complex and costly incidents.  Incidents will be managed in a safe and economical manner taking into consideration incident objectives, resource values, as well as social, environmental and other issues.  All activities will be conducted in a manner that ensures the safety of all personnel and the general public.

Type III IMTs are multi-agency/multi-jurisdiction teams used for extended incidents that are formed and managed at the regional level. They are deployed as a team of 10-20 trained personnel to support major and/or complex incidents requiring a significant number of local, regional, and state resources, and incidents that extend into multiple operational periods and require a written IAP. Type III IMTs may be utilized at incidents such as a tornado touchdown, earthquake, flood, CBRNE events, or multi-day hostage/standoff situation, or at planned mass-gathering events. Type III teams may initially manage larger, more complex incidents prior to arrival of and transition to a Type 2 or Type 1 IMT. (source, https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/imt/)


Type II IMTs are self-contained, all-hazard or wildland teams recognized at the National and State level and are coordinated through the State. All personnel meet the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training regimen at the Type 2 level for their specific position. They are deployed as a team of 20-35 to support incidents of regional significance and other incidents requiring a large number of local, regional, state, and national resources. This includes incidents where Operations Section personnel approach 200 per operational period and total incident personnel approach 500.  (source, https://www.nwcg.gov/sites/default/files/publications/pms310-1.pdf)


Jurisdictions requesting assistance will follow procedures below to request a regional team. If a regional team is unavailable or the incident requires a Type II IMT, jurisdictions then request a state level team.

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CALL Up Procedure

Regional Type III All Hazard Incident Management Teams

  1. The Incident Commander can contact their regional team directly or the Incident Commander or other authorized representative can request IMT assistance from their County EM Director or local dispatch center.
  2. The County EM Director will identify the Regional IMT and make contact with the corresponding coordinator. If the Regional IMT is not available, the County EM Director will contact SC Warning Point at 803-737-8500 to locate an available team. If no regional teams are available, see procedures below to request a State level team.
  3. After the County EM Director has successfully contacted the Regional IMT Coordinator, the County EM Director will alert the SC Warning Point of the activation.
  4. SC Warning Point will then notify the SCEMD Director, Duty Officer and the SC Forestry Commission’s Duty Officer through (SCFC) Dispatch, 800-777-3473, of the activation.
  5. The SCFC’s Duty Officer will contact all other Regional IMT Coordinators and inform them of the activation.
  6. The SC Warning Point will notify all County EM Directors of the activation via email or text message.
  7. The IMT will make contact with the requesting agency/jurisdiction and directly coordinate the response.
  8. Individual IMT members are responsible to obtain approval from their supervisor to deploy.

State Level Type II Incident Management Teams


    CONTACTS

    SCFC IMT Coordinator

    Steve Moore
    Incident Management Team Coordinator
    SC Forestry Commission
    PO Box 21707
    Columbia, SC 29221
    Office: 803-896-8854
    Cell: 803-360-6956
    smoore@scfc.gov

    Point of Contact For Type 2 State IMT

    Mike Bozzo - mbozzo@scfc.gov

    Jonathan Calore - jcalore@scfc.gov

     

    Host Point of Contact For Type 3 IMT

    Pee Dee Team
    Dusty Owens
    Florence County EMD Director
    6719 Friendfield Road
    P.O. Box 278
    Effingham, South Carolina 29541
    (843) 669-3911
    dowens@fcemd.org

     

    Lowcounty Team
    Tony Failla
    Captain
    Summerville Fire Dept
    300 West 2nd North St.
    Summerville, SC 29483
    (843) 873-5107
    TFailla@summervillesc.gov  

     

    Upstate Team
    Randy Bratcher
    Anderson City Fire Chief
    400 S. McDuffie
    Anderson, SC 29624
    (864) 221-5251
    rbratcher@cityofandersonsc.com

     


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