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Southwest Area Incident Management Team (IMT) 1 provides an
organized, professional and highly skilled response to complex emergency
We are one of 16 Type 1 IMTs available for
assignment through a rotation to manage large-scale, complex incidents anywhere
in the United States. These incidents usually involve significant wildfires,
but Type 1 Teams can be assigned to any complex all-risk situation which could
include hurricanes, floods and other disasters. Several Type 1 teams were
assigned to assist FEMA after the September 11th attack, the shuttle recovery
effort and Hurricane Katrina. Our Team operates under the
standards of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group with oversight by the
Southwest Area Coordinating Group.
We are comprised of members from local, state and federal organizations from
all across the U. S., but primarily the Southwest.