Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the New Jersey All Hazard Incident Management Team (NJ-AHIMT)?
A: The NJ-AHIMT is a Type 3 Incident Management Team. An IMT is a team of highly trained, experienced and credentialed people that can come together and deploy with appropriate equipment and personnel to manage a crisis situation that exceeds the day to day resources of the affected jurisdiction. The team functions under the National Incident Management System (NIMS) to support the incident management needs of local communities and agencies when requested during major emergency events. There are different types of IMT's based on qualifications and experience: Generally speaking, Type 1 is a National Team, Type 2 is a State Team, Type 3 is a Regional Team, and Type 4 is a Local (i.e. city or county) team.

Q: Who does the NJ-AHIMT serve?
A: 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.

Q: What kind of team is NJ-AHIMT?
A: The NJ-AHIMT is a Type 3 team who 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.

Q: How does the NJ-AHIMT deploy?
A: Depending on the location of the incident the team could deploy by land or air travel.

Q: How long will the team deploy?
A: The team is deployable for up to 14 days. Should the mission go beyond this period a second team/wave may be deployed to relieve that team.

Q: How do we request NJ-AHIMT services for a planned event?
A: You can email us at to request the team for any planned event.

Q: How do we request NJ-AHIMT services in a no notice/emergency situation?
A: You can call the Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC) at 609-963-6900 and they will start the process.

Q: Do we have to pay for NJ-AHIMT services?
A: In state, no. Outside of New Jersey this is usually done through EMAC which the requesting State will pay for.

Q: How do I become a member of NJ-AHIMT?
A: Complete the application located on the Join Us tab and then email the application and all required documentation to

Q: What are the benefits to my agency for participating in NJ-AHIMT?
A: Members of your agency on the NJ-AHIMT will become highly qualified specialists through training, exercise and real world experience. These members will be able to bring this knowledge back to your agency, enhancing your overall capability.