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All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT)

Oklahoma All-Hazards Incident Management Team Mission Statement
"To provide qualified All-Hazards Incident Management Teams for the State of Oklahoma and its political subdivisions capable of supporting and assisting in the management of natural and manmade emergencies and disasters and acts of terrorism."

The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security and the All-Hazards Incident Management Team Oversight Board developed the processes to form Type 3 and Type 4 All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT) in the state of Oklahoma. The oversight board also developed a training plan, prerequisites of team members and an application process for teams and individuals.  

Background of AHIMTs

An AHIMT is a multi-agency/multi-jurisdictional team for extended incidents; formed and managed at the state, regional or metropolitan level. It is a designated team of trained personnel from different departments, organizations, agencies and jurisdictions within a state or DHS Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) region; activated to support incident management at incidents that extend beyond one operational period. Type 3 AHIMTs are deployed as a team of 8-12 trained personnel to assist in the management of major and/or complex incidents requiring a significant number of local, regional, and state resources, that extend into multiple operational periods and require a written Incident Action Plan (IAP); such as a tornado touchdown, earthquake, flood, or multi-day hostage/standoff situation, or at planned mass-gathering events.

Type 3 Teams

  • A multi-agency/multi-jurisdiction team for extended incidents.
  • Formed and managed at the State or regional level.
  • Deployed as a team of 8-12* qualified personnel to manage major and/or complex incidents.
  • Flood, tornado, multi-day hostage/standoff, terrorist incident, and other natural/manmade disasters.

Type 4 Teams

  • A single and/or multi-agency team for expanded incidents typically formed and managed at the town, city, or county level.
  • Consists of 5-8 trained personnel.*
  • Major structure fire, MCI, armed robbery, Hazardous Material, planned event, or other incidents requiring expanded incident organization.
  • Manage expanded complex incidents prior to arrival of and transition to a Type 3 AHIMT.

* Trained personnel consist of those who have taken the following courses: IS-100, 200, 700, 701, 800, ICS-300 and 400; Command and General Staff Functions for Local IMT, Position Specific training including, but not limited to Operations Section Chief, Safety Officer, Liaison Officer, Planning Section Chief, Logistics Sections Chief, Finance and Administration Section Chief, Public Information Officer and Incident Commander Course. Each team member is required to have annual continued education of at least 16 hours.  

To find out when the next training courses provided by OKOHS are available, visit the OKOHS Training Calendar. Jurisdictions forming an AHIMT will have preference for in-state AHIMT courses, anyone who wishes to attend the AHIMT training is welcome if there are any vacancies in the courses.  

To find out when the next training courses provided by Emergency Management Institute visit the FEMA/EMI Training Website.  To attend in state courses or courses at EMI, please complete the State of Oklahoma AHIMT Position Specific Course Application and attach all requested documentation. Submit to OKOHS by mail P.O. Box 11415 Oklahoma City, OK 73136, fax 405-425-7295 or email the completed application. 

If your jurisdiction or agency is interested in starting a Type 3 or Type 4 All Hazards Incident Management Team, email OKOHS or call 405-425-7296. If you would like to join the Oklahoma Type 3 AHIMT, please complete the State AHIMT Member Application with necessary documentation and return to OKOHS by email or fax 405-425-7295.

For additional information, please view the State of Oklahoma All-Hazards Incident Management Team Program Manual and the OK AHIMT Appendices.