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What the Illinois Incident Management Team Can Do for Your Community

IMT Can Assist With:

    • Multiple operational periods require the development of Incident Action Plans.
    • IMT members are seasoned professionals with field experience and “Red Card” qualifications.
    • Provide a fiscal effective team that can assist in cost containment.

During an incident, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the massive responsibilities of effectively and safely managing an emergency scene. Illinois IMT can help. We are comprised of members of law enforcement, fire, emergency management, public works, specialists and the private sector from communities throughout the state. We are trained to perform the various positions in the Incident Command Structure. Illinois IMT is self-sufficient with our own supplies and equipment.

We work for you. IMT can provide crucial assistance by:

  • Providing a team that looks at your situation from an “All Hazard” point-of-view.
  • Provide a team with expertise to assist in managing the incident.
  • Provide team members with ICS position specific expertise and experience including “Red Card” certification.
  • Perform specific staff & command functions for which you need assistance.
  • Aid in the development of your Incident Action Plan (IAP).


Illinois Incident Management Team




History Summary

IL-IMT was introduced to the Illinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF) by the Director and staff of the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) through a white paper. This document introduced the concept of Incident Management Teams how it meets the NIMS mandates of coordinated field response and how it would benefit the State of Illinois. The Task Force assigned one of its “standing committees”, the Crises and Prevention Committee, to review this proposal and report back to the ITTF. Police, Fire, EMS and EMA disciplines from the local and state level as well as the corresponding organizations/associations were represented on the committee workgroup. At the conclusion of their investigation it was recommended that a state IMAT team be formed. It was found that IMAT could assist local government and the state during disasters and events that put local Staff and Command resources to their limit. (It should be noted that the IMAT designation was later changed to IMT to reflect language used by the federal government at that time). Note: The ITTF recommendation memo is attached at the bottom of this page.

In order to qualify as a Mobile Support Team (MST) as defined by the state, IL-IMT became affiliated with IMERT (Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team). IMERT already met the definition of a MST and felt adding IL-IMT would be good for both organizations. In 2012 a MOU was signed between IEMA and IMERT recognizing the affiliation with IL-IMT.

IL-IMT State Advisory Committee

The IL-IMT Advisory Committee consists of representatives of various disciplines and organizations who are stakeholders in the AHIMT program. Stakeholders are the primary users of and providers of personnel for the AHIMT.

The voting Advisory Committee members consist of the following positions:

  • 2 - Co-Chairs (senior and non-senior Co-Chair)
  • 1 - Secretary (IL-IMT Lead PSC)
  • 1 - Treasurer (IL-IMT Lead FASC)

Voting Advisory Committee members as designated below (alpha order):

  • 3 - At Large Members
  • 1 - IACP (Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • 1 - IEMA (Illinois Emergency Management Agency)
  • 1 - IESMA (Illinois Emergency Services Management Association)
  • 1 - IFCA (Illinois Fire Chiefs Association)
  • 1 - IFSI (Illinois Fire Service Institute)
  • 1 - ILEAS (Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System)
  • 1 - IMERT (Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team)
  • 1 - IPWMAN (Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network)
  • 1 - ISA (Illinois Sheriff’s Association)
  • 1 - ISP (Illinois State Police)
  • 1 - MABAS (Illinois) (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System)
  • 1 - OSFM (Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal)

Subject Matter Experts (SME) may be asked to attend the State Advisory Committee meeting but will not have a vote.  All meetings are open to the public and subject to Open Meeting Act rules and regulations as stipulated by the State of Illinois.

IL-IMT State Advisory Committee Goals

The State Advisory Committee will be an active, decisive body that will represent the stakeholder disciplines and/or agencies, which are the primary participants in and/or users of, All-Hazards Incident Management Teams. The Committee will provide oversight to the operations of the IMT in accordance with the IL-IMT SOP Manual and State of Illinois rules, regulations and policy.

IL-IMT State Advisory Committee Objectives

  • Function as a Qualification Review Committee ensuring that qualified individuals comprise IL-IMT membership.
  • Ensure the IL-IMT members are provided with validated training.
  • Ensure that qualified individual(s) are selected for the position of Incident Commander.
  • Ensure IL-IMT Team documents are consistent with program manuals and guides.
  • Responsible for state credentialing process which follows national guidelines.

IL-IMT State Advisory Committee Operating Procedures

  • The Committee will have equal authority vested to each member.
  • The Committee members will endeavor to meet and participate at Committee meetings.
  • The Committee will regularly meet on a quarterly basis and/or as determined by the Committee.
  • A quorum shall be considered 50% plus one voting member in good standing of the currently filled positions on the Committee. Members may attend by conference call and be considered present and able to vote per the Open Meetings Act.

IL-IMT State Advisory Committee Responsibilities

  • Oversight of the All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT) program following the best practices of the AHIMTSA, USFA, EMI and NWCG, etc.
  • Oversight of All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT) training including position specific training and Position Task Books.
  • The Committee will annually review the IL-IMT SOG/SOP Manual and make necessary revisions.
  • The Committee will review the qualifications of individuals who comprise or apply for IL-IMT membership.
  • The Committee will review and approve nominations for the position of Incident Commander.


Recommendation for IMAT Team P Keen Committee.doc41 KB