On The Fifth Day of Christmas …..

The (Wild)Fire Season gave to thee…..

5 I M T ‘ s….

For those who are unfamiliar with what an IMT is, it is simple.  An IMT or Incident Management Team is an American Fire term for a group that responds to generally to a wildland fire response.  It can also respond to a wide-range of emergencies such as fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunami, HAZMAT materials or other human-caused incidents.  (Source:  wikipedia) For this post, we are referring to them in the wildland interface.  There are various “types” of IMTs, such as a Type 5 (local village and township level), Type 4 (City, County or Fire District level), Type 3 (State or Metropolitan area level), Type 2 (National and State level) and Type 1 is also at the National and State levels but with those with the most training and experience.  This team is part of the Incident Command System or known as ICS.

4 Bulldozers Dozing…

3 Incident Command Posts….

2 Fire Chasers….

And A  Serious Fire Blogger….


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