There are national 16 "Type 1" Incident Management Teams (IMT’s) 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.
The mission of the Alaska Interagency Type 1 Incident Management Team is to provide an organized, professional and highly skilled response to emergency incidents within any area assigned. To do this they maintain and mentor a cadre of qualified and experienced personnel from various federal, state and local agencies ready to manage complex incidents throughout the United States.
Alaska Incident Management Team is comprised of a pool of several hundred members with expertise in finance, logistics, operations, information, safety, and planning, and are drawn from many local, state, and federal agencies throughout Alaska and the Lower 48 states. The Alaska Team is committed to conducting operations in a safe and cost effective manner while maintaining an environment of respect for all people assigned to or affected by the incident.
Incident Commander: Tom Kurth