New Jersey Type 3 All-Hazard Incident Management Team
Welcome to the New Jersey – All Hazards Incident Management Team (NJ-AHIMT) website.
Background of the NJ-AHIMT
All-Hazard Incident Management Teams (AHIMT) play an essential role in the management of, and response to, local/regional/national emergencies, natural disasters and public events. Our team is a multi-agency/multi-jurisdiction team for extended incidents. We are formed and managed by the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) & New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM). It is a designated team of trained personnel across multiple professional disciplines including emergency management, firefighting, law enforcement, public health, public works, information technology and related fields. The team primarily serves all 21 counties of New Jersey including all 565 municipalities. The team can also be requested by other states throughout the country.
What are Type 3 AHIMTs?
Type 3 AHIMTs are deployed as a team of 8-12 trained personnel, representing multiple disciplines who manage major and/or complex incidents requiring a significant number of local, state or tribal resources. They manage incidents that extend into multiple operational periods and require a written Incident Action Plan (IAP). A Type 3 AHIMT may initially manage more complex incidents that later transition to a national level AHIMT.
When are AHIMTs used?
Typical incidents where AHIMTs are used include:
Fortunately, major disasters and emergencies are few and far between. But planned public events including parades, fairs and festivals, fireworks displays, flu clinics, and road races are a common occurrence. The NJ-AHIMT is available to assist public agencies and non-governmental organizations in the management of large-scale planned events.
- Coordination of on-scene operations.
- Natural disasters, e.g., hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, etc.
- Planned exercise or public event requiring the cooperation and joint participation of two or more agencies or jurisdictions.
- Public health emergency.
- Terrorist incidents.
- Train derailments, aircraft incidents and other large/complex accidents.
Overall responsibility for an incident is with the Authority Having Jurisdiction. The NJ-AHIMT will provide support and consultation to Incident Command or Unified Command. Only by delegation of authority from the local Authority Having Jurisdiction would the NJ-AHIMT assume incident command.