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Northwest Massachusetts Incident

 Management Team

Our Mission is to provide resources in manpower, equipment and management expertise to assist a community in the mitigation of emergency situations.


Hard Knox 2017 Full Scale Search and Rescue Exercise NWMIMT will work with MA Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue  
Team Meeting Monthly Meeting September 27, 2017 
Hard Knox Full Scale Exercise  October 18, 2017 
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Our Services

We provide support to jurisdictions to manage
  • Incidents that pose unique situational and/or incident management requirements
  • Planned events that require coordination of multiple agencies and organisations or pose significant response challenges
  • Extended term multi-operational period incidents 
  • Incidents that require technical specialists and subject matter experts or single resources

Team Activation

The NWMIMT is activated through the Franklin County Emergency Communication System with Shelburne Control Dispatch serving as the Tri-State Fire Mutual Aid dispatch center and regional Control Point. 

Of Interest

  • Situation Unit Leader Training Postponed The Situation Unit Leader Training scheduled for the week of Sept 18 2017  at MEMA in Agawam has been postponed due to potential for Hurricane Jose to impact parts of Massachusetts.
    Posted Sep 15, 2017, 11:41 AM by nwmimt pio
  • Wiland IMT August 2016 Newsletter   View this email in your browser In This Issue:   AUGUST 2016 ·         IMTs Must Understand That They Are Objective Driven, Process Reliant and Resource Dependent. ·         How to Successfully Develop and Manage an All-Hazard Incident Management Team at the Local, Regional or State Level--Part III ·         What is an IMT Partnership? ·         6th Annual AHIMTA Symposium ·         Air Operations Classes o    E-987 All Hazard Intro to Air Ops o    E-986 All Hazard Air Support Group Supervisor Wiland Store   WE HAVE ALL-HAZARD T-CARDS FOR SALE Visit our online store at We have a wide variety of Large-Format Laminated ICS Forms; Field Operations Guides; and All Hazard T-cards.   All orders over $100 receive free shipping ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2016, 6:48 AM by Mary Kersell
  • New MEMA WebEOC URL For those of you with WebEOC accounts, either for your community or the team, WebEOC has been moved to the Intermedix hosting site.  Please update any of your bookmarks.  NEW URL:  The link has been updated on MEMA’s Website at
    Posted Aug 29, 2016, 6:46 AM by Mary Kersell
  • MEMA EOC Training at UMass Oct 5  Emergency Operations Center Management and Operations (G-775): Flyer Attached This one day course describes the role, design, and functions of an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and their relationships as components of a multi-agency coordination system. This course is recommended for those who are starting a new EOC or improving an existing EOC.  Course Topics: • The role of the EOC • EOC design, organization, and staffing • EOC Operations • Multiagency coordination • Public Information  Course Length:  One Day  (8 hrs) Dates: October 5, 2016 Location:    UMass Amherst Police Dept. Community Room   -       585 East Pleasant St. Amherst, MA Time:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm Prerequisites: None  Target Audience: Personnel responsible for staffing an emergency operations center Lunch: Not Provided (There will be ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2016, 6:42 AM by Mary Kersell
  • New MA Task Force 1 YouTube Video of Vigilant Guard 2016 Search and Rescue Exercise NWMIMT  participated in the full-scale exercise in Jericho Vermont last month at Camp Ethan Allen. Our task was to to provide incident support for the Urban Search and Rescue teams after a simulated earthquake affecting a large scale rural area, during an outbreak of pneumonic plague.   Here is an excellent video of the work that Massachusetts Urban Search and Rescue Team (MA Task Force 1) did at the exercise.
    Posted Aug 29, 2016, 6:36 AM by Mary Kersell
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