The Jefferson County Type III Incident Management Team (IMT) is a multi-agency team that responds to large, all-hazard situations in Jefferson County and the surrounding areas. The team consists of more than 100 people from 20 different agencies in and around the county, including law enforcement, fire departments, forest service and land management agencies.
When a local fire department or law enforcement agency is overwhelmed by a large-scale incident, the Jefferson County Incident Management Team can bring management, organization and support.
An incident management group was established in 1992 to manage wildland fires. After the Hi-Meadow fire in 2000, the team reorganized to fill all-risk incident management needs, and was the first team to be certified by the state of Colorado. In 2001, it became the Jefferson County Type III Incident Management Team. It was the first organized incident management team for a Colorado county. The Jefferson County Incident Management Team was awarded, 'Distinguished Partners in Preparedness" by Federal Emergency Management Agency.