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Toward robust All-Hazards Incident Management Teams: Progress and priorities

Amy K. Donahue, PhD


In 2008, an effort to enhance the capability of All- Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMTs), and thereby improve the nation’s ability to respond to incidents of all types, was launched. To date, there have been three national learning conferences for AHIMT stakeholders. At the first conference, in 2008, attendees participated in a systematic process to identify priorities for the national AHIMT program. At the most recent conference, in December 2010, attendees participated in a study designed to review and update the insights gained from the 2008 conference. This article presents the findings of the 2010 study. The results can help federal, state, and local stakeholders understand AHIMT capabilities and the challenges teams face.


all-hazards, incident management, response capability

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