TEXAS INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAMS (IMT)
Texas Education Code Â§ 88.122 Incident Management Teams, directs TAMFS to train, maintain, develop, and mobilize IMTs to provide incident support for state,
disaster district, or local jurisdiction operations. As subject to this code, "an incident management team maintained under this section may consist of Texas A&M
Forest Service employees and other state, local, and volunteer responders." In response to this statute, the agency manages IMTs located strategically throughout
the state, as part of the Regional Incident Management Team (RIMT) Program. This program is funded through the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and
managed by TAMFS. In addition to the RIMT Program, TAMFS also manages the Lone Star State Incident Management Team (LSSIMT) Program, which consists of one Type 2 Incident
Management Team and one Type 3 Incident Management Team. When any of these TAMFS managed teams are mobilized in support of a state or national mission assignment, they
operate under the direction and control of the LSSIMT and TAMFS.
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