Type III All-Hazards IMTNavigation
John Bruckbauer, Deputy Director, Nassau County Office of Emergency Management
The Southwest Missouri All Hazards Incident Support Team was created to assist local jurisdictions during large scale emergency incidents. The team is made up of highly trained and experienced emergency responders that have come together to provide assistance to requesting jurisdictions in Southwest Missouri. The Incident Support Team will be fully self supporting and ready to provide support upon arrival at a scene.
An Incident Support Team will provide support to a large emergency by providing highly skilled Command and General Staff and unit leaders. This will provide needed staff to organize, manage and document incident objectives. The IST staff will provide critical documentation such as Situation Status, Resource Status, and a written Incident Action Plan. This will allow the Incident Commander to have the needed information to move the response forward in a safe and effective manner.
Command and General Staff meetings are an essential function of the Incident Support Team. Communication, situational awareness, and strategic planning are critical when the team is on a...