Boulder Incident Management Team (IMT)

The Boulder Incident Management Team (IMT) is a partnership of  professionals, trained and qualified in incident management. The team provides an organizational structure and competent management staff to support large-scale emergency responses in the City of Boulder and Boulder County. Founded in 2010, the team has responded to the Fourmile and Dome fires in 2010, the September 2013 Floods, the Cold Springs Fire in 2016 and several smaller incidents through the years. With each activation the team refines its processes, builds relationships with its stakeholders and continues to increase capacity.

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2017 Meeting Schedule

January 18 (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)

April 12 (Boulder EOC)

July 20 (Boulder EOC)

October 18 (Boulder EOC)

Team Commitments:

Member Commitments To The Team

  • Work toward completion of a task book (for trainees).
    • We encourage members with qualifications to broaden their skills and open new task books as well.
  • Maintain availability status in WebEOC.
    • WebEOC is an online system you can access from any internet connection to record your current availability to the team.
  • Maintain current contact information in Everbridge.
    • Everbridge in an online system you can access from any internet connection. We use it to activate the team, so your contact information must stay current in the system.
  • Complete an Annual Commitment Packet each year.
    • This allows us to get updated contact and training information as well as renew your sponsoring agency’s and your commitment to the team.
  • Actively participate (maybe the most important commitment)!
    • As a member of the Boulder IMT, you’re expected to be willing to share knowledge, provide mentorship or be mentored, support your section’s development, assist with trainings and serve on committees as needed. We count on the participation of individual members to accomplish tasks throughout the year to maintain and develop the team.

Team Commitments To Members

  • The team will provide exercises periodically for members’ participation.
  • The team will make all members aware of team meetings throughout the year.
  • The team will share course offerings provided across the state.
  • The team will actively work to secure team participation in planned events so members have the opportunity to gain experience.
  • The team will provide access to the team website to all members.
  • The team will provide access to and support for activation systems and procedures.

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Task Books:

Many new members may already have a task book open or perhaps even several completed. However, for those of you who are new to task books, there are two options. Understanding the differences may be important for you long term. The two types are All-Hazards Task Books and National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Task Books.

All-Hazards Books

These task books have an all-hazards approach. To be qualified you must complete the State’s process including task book completion, documentation, recommendation and approval.  If you already have an NWCG qualification, you can also apply to the State to obtain the equivalent State qualification. Here is the link for more information: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhsem/imt-task-books.

NWCG Task Books

Instead of the all-hazards approach, the NWCG task books cover the performance required on a wildfire assignment. There are a wider range of positions covered by the NWCG task books. If your IMT career goals include deploying to federal wildland fires, it’s probably best to focus on completing NWCG task books. Here is the link: https://www.nwcg.gov/publications/position-taskbooks.

Task books can take a good amount of time to complete, so it’s important to open the right one for you. If you have any questions, it’s best to contact your Section Lead for more detailed information.

Helpful Resources for IMT Members:

CoTrain is an online training registration tool used by the State of Colorado. Many of the training announcements you’ll receive throughout the year require participants to register through CoTrain. Team members will need to create a username and password. Once you are logged in, you can search for classes across the state. Many of the classes on the site are also free for first response agency personnel. Here is the link: https://www.co.train.org/.

Colorado Wildland Fire & Incident Management Academy hosts a winter and summer academy every year. The academy provides a great local venue for completing some of the longer training courses. Here is the link: http://www.cwfima.com/.

Password Protected Documents

Resource Documents

File File size Downloads
pdf All-Hazards Incident Communications Center Manager (INCM) Task Book (Aug 09) 248 KB 824
pdf All-Hazard Staging Area Manager (STAM) Task Book (Aug 09) 239 KB 881
pdf NWCG Fire Behavior Analyst (FBAN)/Long Term Fire Analyst (LTAN) Task Book (Jun 09) 441 KB 1283
pdf NWCG Fire Effects Monitor (FEMO)/Field Observer (FOBS) Task Book (Sep 12) 346 KB 2034
pdf NWCG Geographic Information System Specialist (GISS) Task Book (Jun 09) 174 KB 1175
pdf NWCG Incident Communications Technician (COMT) Task Book (Jun 09) 176 KB 1385
pdf NWCG Personnel Time Recorder (PTRC)/Equipment Time Recorder (EQTR)/Claims Specialist (CLMS) Task Book 347 KB 1246
pdf NWCG Radio Operator (RADO) Task Book 283 KB 2307
pdf NWCG Training Specialist (TNSP) Task Book 177 KB 983
pdf NWCG Wildland Fire Investigator (INVF) Task Book 306 KB 1294
pdf IMT Position Task Book Transition Process 325 KB 876
pdf AHIMT PTB Submit and Review Process 547 KB 821
doc All-Hazard Task Force Leader (TFLD) Task Book (Jul 16) 89 KB 395
doc All-Hazard Division Supervisor (DIVS) Task Book (Jul 16) 140 KB 367
doc All-Hazard Planning Section Unit Leaders Task Book (Jul 16) 181 KB 368
doc All-Hazard Logistics Section Unit Leaders Task Book (Jul 16) 199 KB 383
doc All-Hazard Finance Section Unit Leaders Task Book (Jul 16) 170 KB 335
doc All-Hazard Finance Section Chief (FSC3) Task Book (Dec 16) 107 KB 341
doc All-Hazard Logistics Section Chief (LSC3) Task Book (Dec 16) 99 KB 366
doc All-Hazard Planning Section Chief (PSC3) Task Book (Dec 16) 115 KB 355
doc All-Hazard Operations Section Chief (OSC3) Task Book (Dec 16) 105 KB 353
doc All-Hazard Public Information Officer (PIO3) Task Book (Dec 16) 102 KB 355
doc All-Hazard Safety Officer (SOF3) Task Book (Dec 16) 109 KB 377
doc All-Hazard Liaison Officer (LOFR) Task Book (Dec 16) 117 KB 601
doc All-Hazard Incident Commander (ICT3) Task Book (Dec 16) 140 KB 354
pdf All-Hazards Status Check In Recorder (SCKN) Task Book (Aug 09) 237 KB 275