The Jeffco Incident Management Team (IMT) is a multi-agency team that responds to large all-hazard situations in Jefferson County and the surrounding areas. The team is comprised of over 100 people from 20 different agencies in and around the county, including law enforcement, fire departments, forest service and land management agencies.
When a local fire department or law enforcement agency is overwhelmed by a large-scale incident, the Jeffco Incident Management Team can bring management, organization and support. An incident management group was established in 1992 to manage wildland fires. After the Hi-Meadow fire in 2000, the team reorganized to fill all-risk incident management needs, and was the first team to be certified by the state of Colorado. In 2001, it became the Jeffco Type III Incident Management Team (IMT). It was the first organized incident management team for a Colorado county.
- We are an All Hazards county and state supported Incident Management Team (IMT) for responding to wildfires, floods, tornadoes, and any larger scope disasters. Currently our team consists of approximately 100 volunteers. Our positions may become paid in the second operational period of an incident. We use the Incident Command System (ICS) for organization and functional responsibilities.
- We are sponsored through the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and often serve in support of both Colorado Department of Homeland Security (DHSEM) and Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC). We are considered Colorado Team 1 for deployment out of the region in conjunction with FEMA. Our members have managed floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters through the U.S. EMAC system.
Want to join the team?
We are always looking for new members who live in the region (county residence is not required). If you have an emergency services background or a strong desire to volunteer, please contact us.