Regional Incident Management Team (BRIMT) was organized in 2005 as part
of the regional and national response to the attacks of 9-11, Katrina
and other large scale threats. The team has over 100 members and
is organized under standards developed by the Department of Homeland
Security, FEMA and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and is
classified as a Type III All Hazards Incident Management Team. Members
represent several disciplines from the jurisdictions in the Baltimore
Region and although most members are from fire service, the team is
always looking to expand to include Health, Law Enforcement and
Emergency Management personnel. Funding for the team comes from UASI
Grants through the Baltimore Metro Council.
The BRIMT is available to assist jurisdictions in
and outside the Baltimore Region. It offers a team of trained,
professional members who can assist with evaluation of an ongoing
situation and developing Operational Plans for management of an incident
or event during current and future operational periods. These functions
are provided utilizing the NIMS ICS process which requires developing a
command structure capable of managing the situation as well as
developing and maintaining accurate situation and resource status,
tracking changes and documentation of financial aspects of the incident.
Team members are trained in positions in the Command and General Staff,
Section Chief, Unit Leader, Branch Director and Division/Group
Supervisors listed in the NIMS program. Members are certified based on
training, experience at the position and completion of a Position Task
Book. They receive their final certification upon completion of their
Position Task Book through the MD Emergency Management Agency.
Team members participate with approval by agency
leaders in each jurisdiction and the team operates ONLY with the
approval of the Agency Having Jurisdiction when deployed. The team must
be officially requested prior to being deployed.