Incident Management Teams


Reliance on all-hazard incident management teams (AHIMTs) to assist in managing complex disasters has increased in popularity among agencies. Many regional, state, and federal AHIMTs have been organized and trained extensively to work with emergency management officials to organize key positions within the EOC and build structure to assist with planning and decision-making. One of the first tasks of an AHIMT is to build the EOC structure in accordance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS). This includes the assignment of the general staff and command staff positions. This discussion is intended to build our collective understanding of the general staff positions and how they collaborate to make decisions.


Response Guidelines

Respond to the posts of at least two of your fellow learners and provide substantive feedback to compare your position to the positions described by others. Consider how the responsibilities differ among section chiefs and contribute to build a comprehensive understanding of the key staff positions within an EOC.

Review the Discussion Participation Scoring Guide for more information on how your participation in discussions will be graded.

Learning Components

This activity will help you achieve the following learning components: