Douglas County public safety agencies have formed an Incident Management Team consistent with the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The purpose of this team is to assist public agencies with all phases of managing large-scale emergencies.
It is the management strategy and organizational structure used during a large-scale emergency or disaster that is key to providing effective coordination between agencies and thereby providing an efficient response. This organizational structure is typically the most difficult element to quickly piece together between agencies. In response to this need, Douglas County Government is forming a multi-agency team trained to assist public organizations with the management needs of an emergency. It is the intent that this group be an all-hazards team.
Anyone currently serving on a public safety agency may apply. The nomination process will be conducted annually. Persons applying should have strong organizational skills, the ability to work collaboratively under extreme pressure, be in good standing with their organization, and be covered under the organization’s workers compensation policies and insurance. In addition, members can expect a quarterly training commitment of 4-8 hours which may include weekends.
For more information, please contact us at 303.660.7589.