Illinois ‐ Incident Management Team (IL‐IMT) Application

Illinois - Incident Management Team 


Application Cover Letter

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has authorized the Incident Management Team (IMT), as a state asset, to respond to major incidents and natural disasters throughout the State of Illinois and other locations within the United States. An Incident Management Team provides management “assistance” to local jurisdictions at times when local resources may be over-taxed due to the nature or significance of the incident. It is stressed that IMTs are to “assist” community leaders with incident management.

An IMT provides NIMS compliant Incident Command System (ICS) Command and General Staff positions of Incident Commander/Team Leader, Information Officer, Safety Officer, Liaison Officer, Operations, Planning, Logistics and Finance/Administration. IMT could also provide other support positions as determined by the incident.

An application and selection process has been established for IMT team members in the State of Illinois. IMT members will meet the following requirements:

  • Be available to be deployed up to 16 days.
  • Deployable to incidents in Illinois and other United States locations.
  • Must have completed minimum standard NIMS and ICS training.
    • Required training includes (or equivalency):
      • IS700, IS800, ICS100, ICS200, ICS300, ICS400, Command and General Staff
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in their discipline.
  • Authorized by their agency and jurisdiction.
  • Authorized by their ITTF affiliated agencies.

Acceptance is as a "Trainee" initially until additional position specific training, experience and qualification requirements are met to become state deployable under current MOU provisions.

All IMT applications shall be completed in full and submitted, to the sponsoring agency along with a resume’ and one to two page cover letter outlining the applicant’s relevant qualifications. The sponsoring agency or board will review the applications, sign them if approved. Then, send your authorized application and any accompanying information addressed to IL-IMT Chairs at: IL-IMT, c/o ILEAS, 1701 E. Main Street, Urbana, IL 61802.

The application will be reviewed by the IL-IMT Advisory Board at their next quarterly meeting. It should be noted that the application process will require a background check. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.


Please download the PDF application below to fill out and file per directions within.

IL-IMT Application - Revision 9.29.14.pdf417.12 KB