Incident Management TeamsIncident Management Teams
In ColoradoIn Colorado
Daniel Hatlestad, Paramedic
EMS Captain
Inter-Ca...
IMTs in Colorado
Incident Command System Structure
IMTs in Colorado
National Incident Management System
History Of the Inc...
NIMS
National Incident Management System
Objectives
National Response Plan (NRP)
 Issued February 28, 2003, Homeland Security
Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5), called for t...
National Incident Management
System (NIMS)
 Under the NRP, a National Incident Management System
(NIMS) will be developed...
History of ICS
History Of the Incident Command System
Objectives
Incident Command System
ICS is a well organized, team approach for managing
critical incidents. It has the following hallm...
Incident Command System History
The Incident command
System (ICS) was developed
in response to a series of
fires in Southe...
ICS Based in Wildfire
ICS was designed to manage
rapidly moving wildfires and to
address reoccurring problems:
 Too many ...
While the ICS was designed
to manage rapidly moving
wildfires, the system has
been widely adopted by
many public service
a...
ICS Structure
Incident Command System Structure
Objectives
ICS Essential Requirements
The designers of ICS had four essential requirements:
1. The system must be organizationally fl...
Goals of ICS
Local, state, federal cooperation
Interagency coordination
Enhanced communication
Interoperability
Unifi...
Incident Command System –
Modular Organization
Organizational structure…
 Develops top-down, from first-in unit.
 Is bas...
Incident Command System
Incident
Commander Command
Information
Safety
Liaison
Command
Staff
Operations Planning Logistics ...
ICS Organization
BRANCH
DIVISIONS &
GROUPS
BRANCH
GROUP
STRIKE TEAMS
& TASK
FORCES
RESOURCES UNIT
SITUATION UNIT
DEMOBILIZ...
The Incident Management Team
An IMT is an overhead team consisting of the Command and
General Staff positions of the ICS o...
Incident/Threat
Notification
Initial Response
& Assessment
Agency Administrator
Briefing
(If Appropriate)
Incident Briefin...
The Incident Action Plan
Step 1: Understand agency policy and direction.
Step 2: Assess incident situation.
Step 3: Establ...
National or State levelNational or State level
National or State levelNational or State level
State or metro area levelSta...
Types 1 IMTs – 35-50 members
A self-contained, all-hazard or
wildland team recognized at the
National and State level,
coo...
Type 2 IMTs – 20-35 members
A self-contained, all-hazard or
wildland team recognized at the
National and State level,
coor...
Type 3 IMTs – 12-20 members
State or Regional multi-agency/
multi-jurisdiction team for
extended incidents
May be used at ...
Type 4 IMT – 7-10 members
A single and/or multi-
agency team for expanded
incidents, typically formed
and managed at the c...
Type 5 IMTs – 2-5 members
Often a discipline specific
response (i.e. fire, law) of 2-5
command level officers that
provide...
What is an All-Hazards Incident
Management Team?
Designed to serve not only in wildfires, but in all major
incidents, an A...
When to begin thinking
about calling the IMT
 You may run into a second operational period
 You have more resources than...
May be used in…
• Planned events
• Emergencies
• Disasters (natural, human-
made, etc.)
• Classified / Sensitive / High
Vi...
Tornado
2,000+ Injured…
600 Structures destroyed, including the local
hospital, 1500+ homes and businesses damaged
Neig...
Hazardous Materials
Is your system prepared to:
Operate for 5-10 days?
Evacuate 3,000+ citizens?
Support 20+ Mutual Aid...
Floods
200+ Injured…
300 Structures destroyed, including the fire
station, police department, 1500+ homes
and businesses...
Major Building Collapse
Do you have a Plan…
First 5 minutes?
First 3 hours?
First 6 hours?
Multiple operational perio...
MCI with prolonged Operations
How many responders can youHow many responders can you
quickly assemble?quickly assemble?
...
Disease Outbreak
 Cannot be managed with local resources
 Multiple patients
 Special hazards
• Chemical
• Radiological
...
Blizzards
 Local resources may be unable to respond
 Evacuation of healthcare facilities
 Transport
• Food
• Fuel
• Med...
IMTs in Colorado
IMTs in Colorado
Objectives
Colorado Type III IMTs
Type 3 IMTs in Colorado:
1.Are certified by the Colorado Division of Fire Safety
2.Have multiple st...
Colorado Type III IMTs
This initiative is designed to:
Strategically locate teams throughout the state.
Provide incident m...
Colorado IMTs
Colorado is a recognized national leader in
the development and utilization of Type III
All-Hazards Incident...
Activation of the Colorado IMTs
Activation of the IMT by local agency - Contact CDEM
•Type of Incident
•Support needed
•Lo...
What will the IMT want from me?
 ICS 201-type information
 What resources are on the scene
 Where are the resources
 W...
Transition to the IMT
The IMT responds with:
•Overhead management team
with trained and skilled multi-
service Command and...
What will the IMT do upon arrival?
Immediate Actions
Check in with Incident Commander
Receive briefing from Incident Com...
Transition from Local to IMT
Transition is the most challenging and dangerous time
Delegation of Authority from Agency Ha...
 Transfer of command occurs when:
 Typically at the beginning of an
Operational Period
 The incident situation changes
...
Command Structures
 Single Command
 One commander for
entire incident
 Works well for:
• Short duration
incidents
• Lim...
Unified Command – Local and IMT
 Enables all responsible
agencies to manage an
incident together by
establishing a common...
EMS and ICS
EMS and ICS: Working with IMTs
Objectives
Our World Has Changed!
Are You Prepared To Meet These New Challenges !
Shanksville, a small
community in western
Pennsylva...
EMS In Major Incidents
Effective C3
begins with first unit
 Establish command
 Do NOT treat patients
 START Triage
EMS in ICS Organization
BranchesBranches Air Ops
Branch
Air Ops
Branch
DivisionsDivisions GroupsGroups
Operations SectionO...
EMS in ICS Organization
BranchesBranches Air Ops
Branch
Air Ops
Branch
DivisionsDivisions GroupsGroups
Operations SectionO...
ICS – EMS in Operations
L a w E n fo r c e m e n t B r a n c h
S t a g in g
T r ia g e S o u t h
T r e a t m e n t S o u t...
IMS Terminology
 Division = A geographical subdivision of an incident
(North Division, Interior Division)
 Group = A fun...
IMS Terminology
 Single Resource = One of anything (ambulance, fire engine,
rescue truck) plus required staff
 Task Forc...
EMS Branch Director
 Declare major incident
 Perform size-up
 Priorities
 Life Safety
 Incident Stabilization (stable...
Triage
 Coordinate patient removal from danger with
rescue/extrication personnel
 Provide Command with updates
 Identif...
Staging
 Identify safe location for vehicle staging
 Assure access routes
 Assure orderly parking, traffic flow
 Categ...
Treatment
 Locate treatment areas, advise Command and Triage
 Evaluate resources needed for treatment
 Assign, coordina...
Transport
 Establish transport area(s)
 Request ambulances from staging
 Coordinate transport of patients with dispatch...
Incident Command System - EMS
EMS
Branch Director
Staging
Officer
Transport
Officer
Treatment
Officer
Triage
Officer
Hospi...
IMTs in Colorado
Incident Command System Structure
IMTs in Colorado
National Incident Management System
History Of the Inc...
Incident Management TeamsIncident Management Teams
In ColoradoIn Colorado
Daniel Hatlestad
daniel.hatlestad@gmail.com
720-...
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  1. 1. Incident Management TeamsIncident Management Teams In ColoradoIn Colorado Daniel Hatlestad, Paramedic EMS Captain Inter-Canyon Fire/Rescue Information Officer, Type 2 Jefferson County IMT Colorado Team 1 EMSAC November 2011 Southwest Colorado IMT
  2. 2. IMTs in Colorado Incident Command System Structure IMTs in Colorado National Incident Management System History Of the Incident Command System EMS and ICS: Working with IMTs Objectives
  3. 3. NIMS National Incident Management System Objectives
  4. 4. National Response Plan (NRP)  Issued February 28, 2003, Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5), called for the creation of a National Response Plan (NRP) to “integrate Federal Government domestic prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery plans into one all-discipline, all-hazards plan”.  The purpose of the NRP is to enhance the ability of the United States to prepare for and to manage domestic incidents by establishing a single, comprehensive national approach.
  5. 5. National Incident Management System (NIMS)  Under the NRP, a National Incident Management System (NIMS) will be developed to provide a consistent nationwide framework to standardize incident management practices and procedures to ensure that Federal, State, and local governments can work effectively and efficiently together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size, or complexity.  NIMS adopted the basic tenets of the Incident Command System (ICS) as its foundation.
  6. 6. History of ICS History Of the Incident Command System Objectives
  7. 7. Incident Command System ICS is a well organized, team approach for managing critical incidents. It has the following hallmarks: 1. Manageable Span of Control 2. Common Terminology 3. Modular/Scalable Organization 4. Integrated Communications 5. Unified Command Structure 6. Consolidated Action Plans 7. Pre-designated Command Centers 8. Comprehensive Resource Management
  8. 8. Incident Command System History The Incident command System (ICS) was developed in response to a series of fires in Southern California in the early 1970s by an interagency effort called FIRESCOPE.
  9. 9. ICS Based in Wildfire ICS was designed to manage rapidly moving wildfires and to address reoccurring problems:  Too many people reporting to one supervisor  Different emergency response organizational structure  Lack of reliable incident information  Inadequate and incompatible communications
  10. 10. While the ICS was designed to manage rapidly moving wildfires, the system has been widely adopted by many public service agencies/NIMS/FEMA for response to disasters of all kinds ICS Adaptation
  11. 11. ICS Structure Incident Command System Structure Objectives
  12. 12. ICS Essential Requirements The designers of ICS had four essential requirements: 1. The system must be organizationally flexible to meet the needs of incidents of any kind and size. 2. Agencies must be able to use the system on a day-to- day basis as well as for major emergencies. 3. The system must be sufficiently standardized to allow personnel from a variety of agencies and diverse geographic locations to rapidly meld into a common management structure. 4. The system must be cost effective.
  13. 13. Goals of ICS Local, state, federal cooperation Interagency coordination Enhanced communication Interoperability Unified command Personnel accountability Operational effectiveness Citizen and Responder safety Use existing capabilities/competencies
  14. 14. Incident Command System – Modular Organization Organizational structure…  Develops top-down, from first-in unit.  Is based on incident’s management needs.  Is always staffed with a designated IC; other functions staffed as needed.  Capable of rapid expansion to meet the needs of the authorizing agency.
  15. 15. Incident Command System Incident Commander Command Information Safety Liaison Command Staff Operations Planning Logistics Finance General Staff COMMAND • Has incident responsibility event • Command Staff includes Information, Safety & Liaison OPERATIONS • Directs all resources • Conducts tactical operations PLANNING • Develops the action plan to accomplish the objective LOGISTICS • Provides support to meet incident needs FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION • Monitors costs, time and procurement related to incident
  16. 16. ICS Organization BRANCH DIVISIONS & GROUPS BRANCH GROUP STRIKE TEAMS & TASK FORCES RESOURCES UNIT SITUATION UNIT DEMOBILIZATION UNIT DOCUMENTATION UNIT INTELLIGENCE AND INFORMATION UNIT TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS TIME UNIT PROCUREMENT UNIT COMPENSATION COST UNIT SERVICE BRANCH COMMUNICATIONS MEDICAL FOOD SUPPORT BRANCH SUPPLY FACILITIES GROUND SUPPORT COMMAND OPERATIONS LOGISTICS PLANNING FINANCE PIO SAFETY LIAISON RESOURCES
  17. 17. The Incident Management Team An IMT is an overhead team consisting of the Command and General Staff positions of the ICS organization. A scalable group of specially trained & experienced individuals who work with the existing organization for the command, control, coordination, support and/or management of the incident organization & resources with maximum effectiveness, efficiency, and safety. Need:  Any incident which exceeds the capabilities of local resources  Any incident expanding beyond Operations  Any incident lasting longer than one operational period
  18. 18. Incident/Threat Notification Initial Response & Assessment Agency Administrator Briefing (If Appropriate) Incident Briefing ICS 201 Initial UC Meeting (If Unified Command) IC/UC Sets Initial Incident Objectives Initial Strategy Meeting & Information Sharing InformationGathering& Sharing InitialResponse IC/UC Validate or Adjust Objectives Strategy Meeting If Objectives Adjusted Execute Plan & Assess Progress Begin Operational Period Operational Period Briefing IAP Preparation & Approval Planning Meeting Preparing for Planning Meeting Tactics Meeting Information Gathering and Sharing Information Gathering and Sharing The Planning “P” • Command manages the organization whereas Operations manages the incident. • Subsequently, the IMT focuses on assisting with the management of the organization. • Planning for each operational period (typically 12 hours) is a critical function of the IMT. • The Plans group produces the Incident Action Plan (IAP).
  19. 19. The Incident Action Plan Step 1: Understand agency policy and direction. Step 2: Assess incident situation. Step 3: Establish incident objectives. Step 4: Select appropriate strategy or strategies to achieve objectives. Step 5: Perform tactical direction (applying tactics appropriate to the strategy, assigning the resources, and monitoring performance). Step 6: Provide necessary followup (changing strategy or tactics, adding or subtracting resources, etc.). Management by Objectives All levels of a growing ICS organization must have a clear understanding of the functional actions required to manage the incident. Management by objectives is an approach used to communicate actions throughout the entire ICS organization. It can be accomplished through the Incident Action Plan, which includes the following steps:
  20. 20. National or State levelNational or State level National or State levelNational or State level State or metro area levelState or metro area level City or county levelCity or county level Single incident levelSingle incident level Incident Management Team Types
  21. 21. Types 1 IMTs – 35-50 members A self-contained, all-hazard or wildland team recognized at the National and State level, coordinated through the State, Geographic Area Coordination Center, or National Interagency Fire Center. Multiple operational periods Written Incident Action Plan Incident Personnel > 500 • California (5) • Pacific NW (2) • Alaska • Northern Rockies (2) • Great Basin (2) • Rocky Mountain • Southwest (2) • Southern (2) • NIMO (2)
  22. 22. Type 2 IMTs – 20-35 members A self-contained, all-hazard or wildland team recognized at the National and State level, coordinated through the State, Geographic Area Coordination Center, or National Interagency Fire Center. Multiple operational periods Written IAP Incident Personnel < 500 Approximately 35 Nationally certified Type 2 teams in the U.S.
  23. 23. Type 3 IMTs – 12-20 members State or Regional multi-agency/ multi-jurisdiction team for extended incidents May be used at incidents such as a tornado touchdown, wildfires, earthquake, flood, multi-day hostage/standoff situation, or at large planned events. 2+ operational periods Written IAP Colorado currently has three certified Type 3 teams and additional teams are working toward certification by the state.
  24. 24. Type 4 IMT – 7-10 members A single and/or multi- agency team for expanded incidents, typically formed and managed at the city, township or county level or by a pre-determined local or regional entity. 1 operational period No written Incident Action Plan Commonly formed during mutual aid responses with Command staff from many organizations.
  25. 25. Type 5 IMTs – 2-5 members Often a discipline specific response (i.e. fire, law) of 2-5 command level officers that provide the Incident Commander with support (command mutual aid). 1 operational period No written Incident Action Plan Type 5 teams typically take shape when an individual identifies themselves as Incident Command.
  26. 26. What is an All-Hazards Incident Management Team? Designed to serve not only in wildfires, but in all major incidents, an AHIMT is a team comprised of:  Personnel from single or multiple agencies and jurisdictions  Community resources  Law enforcement, fire, EMS, public health, schools heathcare facilities, industry
  27. 27. When to begin thinking about calling the IMT  You may run into a second operational period  You have more resources than you normally manage or feel comfortable safely managing.  You have heavy media attention.  You are activating multiple mutual aid operational assets, you automatically have: • Commensurate overhead needs • Increased resource accountability demand • Increased communication demands • Increased documentation requirements • Increased risks
  28. 28. May be used in… • Planned events • Emergencies • Disasters (natural, human- made, etc.) • Classified / Sensitive / High Visibility situations When can an IMT be used?
  29. 29. Tornado 2,000+ Injured… 600 Structures destroyed, including the local hospital, 1500+ homes and businesses damaged Neighboring Counties also damaged – mutual aid not available.
  30. 30. Hazardous Materials Is your system prepared to: Operate for 5-10 days? Evacuate 3,000+ citizens? Support 20+ Mutual Aid Fire Departments, ambulances, Haz- Mat units for several days? Supply 300+ gallons of fuel per hour? Assemble 50+ EMS units?
  31. 31. Floods 200+ Injured… 300 Structures destroyed, including the fire station, police department, 1500+ homes and businesses damaged Neighboring Counties also damaged – mutual aid not available.
  32. 32. Major Building Collapse Do you have a Plan… First 5 minutes? First 3 hours? First 6 hours? Multiple operational periods for search, rescue and recovery?
  33. 33. MCI with prolonged Operations How many responders can youHow many responders can you quickly assemble?quickly assemble? Could you request 30 - 50Could you request 30 - 50 ambulances?ambulances?
  34. 34. Disease Outbreak  Cannot be managed with local resources  Multiple patients  Special hazards • Chemical • Radiological • Biological  Mass Immunizations  Evacuations  Prolonged recovery
  35. 35. Blizzards  Local resources may be unable to respond  Evacuation of healthcare facilities  Transport • Food • Fuel • Medication  Animal feeding  Mobilization of state resources  Snow removal
  36. 36. IMTs in Colorado IMTs in Colorado Objectives
  37. 37. Colorado Type III IMTs Type 3 IMTs in Colorado: 1.Are certified by the Colorado Division of Fire Safety 2.Have multiple staff in each position 3.Have members qualified at Type 3, 2 and 1 positions 4.Work together to staff large incidents 5.Are deployed to assist other states with large incidents
  38. 38. Colorado Type III IMTs This initiative is designed to: Strategically locate teams throughout the state. Provide incident management for state level disasters. Management of an incident until arrival of Type 1 or 2 team. Prepare team personnel for all-hazard incidents. Deploy IMT personnel when local jurisdictions are overwhelmed or incidents with a prolonged operational periods.
  39. 39. Colorado IMTs Colorado is a recognized national leader in the development and utilization of Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams. The teams include members from law enforcement, EMS, fire, public health, school systems, and industry. The teams have in-depth coverage of all command positions - allowing for prolonged assignments. The teams have been deployed during the blizzards in SE Colorado, Alamosa Salmonella outbreak, Windsor tornado, DNC convention, the Rainbow Family gathering on U.S.F.S. property and various wildland fires throughout Colorado.Southwest Colorado IMT
  40. 40. Activation of the Colorado IMTs Activation of the IMT by local agency - Contact CDEM •Type of Incident •Support needed •Location of incident •Extent of incident •Contact names, phone numbers Confirmation of team response within minutes
  41. 41. What will the IMT want from me?  ICS 201-type information  What resources are on the scene  Where are the resources  What is the current organization  What is the current situation • Objectives & Strategies  Scene sketch, if available  The IMT will want to know who it works for (AHJ) and what its assignments are (Delegation of Authority).  The Delegation of Authority is critical as it outlines resources, finances, goals, limitations, and constraints. The Delegation of Authority requires politicians.
  42. 42. Transition to the IMT The IMT responds with: •Overhead management team with trained and skilled multi- service Command and General staff. •Communications equipment and van for multi-system radio links. •Self-supporting offices.
  43. 43. What will the IMT do upon arrival? Immediate Actions Check in with Incident Commander Receive briefing from Incident Command The IMT will brief and assign their staff Establish IMT objectives that support the mission as assigned by the IC • Support & fortify Resources Management • Support & fortify Communications • Support & Fortify Responder Health & Safety • Support & fortify the Planning Cycle
  44. 44. Transition from Local to IMT Transition is the most challenging and dangerous time Delegation of Authority from Agency Having Jurisdiction (AJD) Identification of Resources in the field and at the Incident Command Post Communications plan Integration of IMT with local resources
  45. 45.  Transfer of command occurs when:  Typically at the beginning of an Operational Period  The incident situation changes over time, resulting in a legal requirement to change command.  There is normal turnover of personnel on extended incidents.  The incident response is concluded and responsibility is transferred to the home agency. Transfer of Command
  46. 46. Command Structures  Single Command  One commander for entire incident  Works well for: • Short duration incidents • Limited jurisdictions  Does not work well for: • Overlapping responsibilities • Overlapping jurisdictions • Incidents that evolve over time  Unified Command  Agency command personnel unify  Right agency at right time  Stimulates cooperation  Provides for balanced decision-making  Maintains • Adequate span of control • Unity of command
  47. 47. Unified Command – Local and IMT  Enables all responsible agencies to manage an incident together by establishing a common set of incident objectives and strategies.  Allows Incident Commanders to make joint decisions by establishing a single command structure.  Maintains unity of command. Each employee only reports to one supervisor. Incident Command Post Agency 1 Agency 2 Agency 3 Agency 1 Incident Commander Agency 2 Incident Commander Agency 3 Incident Commander
  48. 48. EMS and ICS EMS and ICS: Working with IMTs Objectives
  49. 49. Our World Has Changed! Are You Prepared To Meet These New Challenges ! Shanksville, a small community in western Pennsylvania, was also impacted on 9/11 New York City has robust EMS, fire, and MCI capability. NYC used multiple IMTs in the days following 9/11
  50. 50. EMS In Major Incidents Effective C3 begins with first unit  Establish command  Do NOT treat patients  START Triage
  51. 51. EMS in ICS Organization BranchesBranches Air Ops Branch Air Ops Branch DivisionsDivisions GroupsGroups Operations SectionOperations Section Single ResourceSingle Resource Task ForceTask Force Strike TeamStrike Team Resources Unit Resources Unit Planning SectionPlanning Section Demob. Unit Demob. Unit Situation Unit Situation Unit Doc. Unit Doc. Unit Logistics SectionLogistics Section Finance/Admin. Section Finance/Admin. Section Time Unit Time Unit Compensation Claims Unit Compensation Claims Unit Procurement Unit Procurement Unit Cost Unit Cost Unit Incident CommanderIncident Commander Public Information Officer Public Information Officer Liaison Officer Liaison Officer Safety Officer Safety Officer Commun. Unit Commun. Unit Medical Unit Medical Unit Food Unit Food Unit Service Branch Service Branch Support Branch Support Branch Supply Unit Supply Unit Facilities Unit Facilities Unit Ground Support Unit Ground Support Unit 2-28/31 EMS in Medical Unit
  52. 52. EMS in ICS Organization BranchesBranches Air Ops Branch Air Ops Branch DivisionsDivisions GroupsGroups Operations SectionOperations Section Single ResourceSingle Resource Task ForceTask Force Strike TeamStrike Team Resources Unit Resources Unit Planning SectionPlanning Section Demob. Unit Demob. Unit Situation Unit Situation Unit Doc. Unit Doc. Unit Logistics SectionLogistics Section Finance/Admin. Section Finance/Admin. Section Time Unit Time Unit Compensation Claims Unit Compensation Claims Unit Procurement Unit Procurement Unit Cost Unit Cost Unit Incident CommanderIncident Commander Public Information Officer Public Information Officer Liaison Officer Liaison Officer Safety Officer Safety Officer Commun. Unit Commun. Unit Medical Unit Medical Unit Food Unit Food Unit Service Branch Service Branch Support Branch Support Branch Supply Unit Supply Unit Facilities Unit Facilities Unit Ground Support Unit Ground Support Unit EMS in Operations
  53. 53. ICS – EMS in Operations L a w E n fo r c e m e n t B r a n c h S t a g in g T r ia g e S o u t h T r e a t m e n t S o u t h T r a n s p o r t S o u t h D e p u t y S o u t h T r ia g e C e n t r a l T r e a t m e n t C e n t r a l T r a n s p o r t C e n t r a l D e p u t y C e n t r a l T r ia g e N o r t h T r e a t m e n t N o r t h T r a n s p o r t N o r t h D e p u t y N o r t h E M S B r a n c h F ir e R e s c u e B r a n c h O p e r a t io n s C o m m a n d
  54. 54. IMS Terminology  Division = A geographical subdivision of an incident (North Division, Interior Division)  Group = A functional subdivision of an incident (Suppression Group, Rescue Group, EMS Group, Ventilation Group) Division vs. Group
  55. 55. IMS Terminology  Single Resource = One of anything (ambulance, fire engine, rescue truck) plus required staff  Task Force = Combination of single resources assembled for specific mission (battalion chief, EMS supervisor, engine, truck, heavy rescue, ambulance)  Strike Team = Set of single resources of same kind plus leader in vehicle (EMS supervisor and 5 ambulances)
  56. 56. EMS Branch Director  Declare major incident  Perform size-up  Priorities  Life Safety  Incident Stabilization (stable vs. unstable)  Property Conservation  Request appropriate assistance – consider IMT  Designate staging area  Designate treatment area(s)  Coordinate with other agencies as Unified Command  Direct EMS activities until relieved
  57. 57. Triage  Coordinate patient removal from danger with rescue/extrication personnel  Provide Command with updates  Identify/correct life-threats without slowing triage  Assess, categorize, tag  Coordinate “hazard zone” activities  Continuously retriage
  58. 58. Staging  Identify safe location for vehicle staging  Assure access routes  Assure orderly parking, traffic flow  Categorize units, capabilities  Assign units as requested  Inform Command of status
  59. 59. Treatment  Locate treatment areas, advise Command and Triage  Evaluate resources needed for treatment  Assign, coordinate treatment personnel  Maintain Morgue, Rehab units as needed  Inform Command of status  Inform Command of available staff
  60. 60. Transport  Establish transport area(s)  Request ambulances from staging  Coordinate transport of patients with dispatch or command hospital  Direct transport to appropriate facilities  Main records of patient destinations  Inform Command of status
  61. 61. Incident Command System - EMS EMS Branch Director Staging Officer Transport Officer Treatment Officer Triage Officer Hospitals Dispatch Movement Communication
  62. 62. IMTs in Colorado Incident Command System Structure IMTs in Colorado National Incident Management System History Of the Incident Command System EMS and ICS: Working with IMTs Objectives I’m with the IMT and I’m Here to Help… No really, I am
  63. 63. Incident Management TeamsIncident Management Teams In ColoradoIn Colorado Daniel Hatlestad daniel.hatlestad@gmail.com 720-232-5926 EMSAC November 2011 Southwest Colorado IMT

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