• Incident Management Team


    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 FEMA.

    IMT Callouts

    • 2013 Bluebell Fire
    • 2013 Jefferson County Flooding
    • 2012 Lower North Fork Fire
    • 2011 USA Pro Cycle Bike Race
    • 2011 Indian Gulch Fire
    • 2011 Council Bluffs, Iowa Flooding
    • 2010 Blackhawk Fire
    • 2010 All Hazards IMT Conference
    • 2009 H1N1 vaccination distribution
    • 2009 National Disaster Medical System - DIA
    • 2008 South Park Drift Snowstorm
    • 2008 Alamosa salmonella outbreak
    • 2008 Windsor tornado
    • 2006-2007 Southeast Colorado blizzard support activated through Colorado Division of Emergency Management
    • 2006 Plainview fire: burned 2,700 acres
    • 2006 Upper Bear Creek fire
    • 2005 Table Mountain fire
    • 2003 Cherokee Ranch fire
    • 2002 Snaking fire: burned 2590 acres, two structures, outbuildings. No homes destroyed.
    • 2002 Black Mountain fire: burned 245 acres. No structures destroyed; 1,700 people evacuated.
    • 2002 Schoonover Gulch fire: burned 3,862 acres. Four residences destroyed; nine outbuildings destroyed
    • 2002 Fountain Gulch fire
    • 2002 Blue Mountain fire
    • 2002 Hayman fire, the largest fire in Colorado history.
      Burned 168,000 acres; about 40,000 people evacuated; 133 residences were destroyed, along with one commercial property and 466 outbuildings.
    • 2000 Hi-Meadow fire: burned 10,800 acres, 51 primary structures, one commercial building and six outbuildings.
    • 1996 Buffalo Creek fire: burned 11,875 acres, seven structures (primary residences), five minor structures and five vehicles.

    IMT Links

    Jefferson County Sheriff's Office - Emergency Blog Blogger Icon
    Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management and Preparedness
    Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management External Link Icon
    FEMA External Link Icon
    Northwest Colorado IMT External Link Icon
    Eastern Colorado IMT External Link Icon
    Boulder IMT External Link Icon
    Southwest Colorado IMT External Link Icon
    Arapahoe County Colorado Colorado IMT External Link Icon
    Colorado Office of Emergency Management External Link Icon
    Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center External Link Icon
    InciWeb External Link Icon


    Media Information

    Press releases and JCSO media inquiries


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