Developing a Sustainable Local Incident Management Team Program in Guilford County, North Carolina [open pdf - 240KB]
"The problem was that Guilford County lacks sufficient personnel in any single discipline to fully support multi-operational period events at a local level. This had the consequence of inadequate resources and misappropriation of resources. The purpose of this evaluative research was to determine the effectiveness of current practices. This research explored; a history of the events extending beyond a single operational period; the training of those assigned as a member of the IMT [Incident Management Team] and the proper use of available resources. A survey was conducted of allied agency capabilities and the willingness to participate in a Local IMT. Recommendations included; establish a leadership team, develop a position specific training matrix, develop a recruitment program which extends outside the fire service."
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/