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Implementation Plan (PDF)

Org Chart (PDF)

Background: The NIMO Implementation Task Group recommended implementing seven full-time National Incident Management Teams (IMTís) starting in FY 2006. The Atlanta and Boise IMTís were staffed in August 2006 and are operational with two, seven-member full-time Type 1 Incident Management Teams that are ready to tackle a number of wildland fire initiatives and set in motion the NIMO Implementation Plan.

Current Status: The National Incident Management Organization program will help wildland fire agencies address issues and improve future fire management. The NIMO teams will work with the National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group (NMAC) to identify project opportunities, evaluate success, and determine future direction for the NIMO program and NIMO teams.

When the teams are not on assignments, they will support Fire & Aviation Management (FAM) focusing on the nine implementation actions outlined in the NIMO Implementation Plan. The teams will work as a force multiplier on fire issues that cross agency boundaries. The basis of the issues consist of the need to increase fuels treatment, increasing capability and capacity of wildland fire resources through revisiting current training and qualifications, and developing a more progressive and effective fire management model for large, more complex fires.

Ultimately NIMO will coordinate and work with all wildland fire agencies to provide consistency and improve fire management processes. All of the initiatives will require long-term coordination and cooperation to assure that all agencies reap the benefits of future changes.

More Information: William Waterbury, AD Risk Management