Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for All-Hazards Incident Management Teams Program
We accept and review applications for county and state employees to support an AHIMT. If you have the credentials and background, the AHIMT Commander (or designee) will review your application and approve or deny your application.
No; however, depending on your credentials and background you could be put in a reservist position. From time-to-time, we do have openings on teams for other positions.
Yes, prior to submitting your application, you must have your Agency Head/Directors approval (signature on the application) and contact information for your Agency Director on the bottom of the application. We will contact your leadership for final approval of your application.
Yes, you must be employed by a state or a county entity. It is preferred that you're employed with an Emergency Management Team within the state of Florida or a county within Florida.
Depending on your geographical location youll send applications to the AHIMT Commander (or designee) for the Northwest, Northeast, Central, Central West, South, and SERT Florida AHIMTs. To get additional information please contact AHIMT@em.myflorida.com.
We have six AHIMTs, five are county teams and one is a state team located in Tallahassee.
You could be deployed for 7 to 21 days depending on the severity of the event, which may include 12 to 14+ hours each day/ per shift.
Most likely you will deploy within the state of Florida. However, we have deployed teams throughout the southeast.
Depending on the incident, conditions could be stressful with only basic amenities available while working long, strenuous hours.
Your AHIMT Commander will contact and request you to deploy per the SERT Chiefs direction. You will deploy as a team.
The application process for AHIMT positions is managed by the individual AHIMT Incident Commander/Team Administrators. Review the application(s) and, if you have the credentials and the background, please complete the application(s).
By using Florida's Position Specific Task Books (PTBs). PTB is a book which contains all the critical behaviors, activities, and tasks required to become qualified in a particular AHIMT position. The PTB also serves as the official record of the applicant's evaluation and training. Only an individual who has been qualified by the State of Florida at or above the specific position you are applying for can sign your PTB.
Any public sector individuals that are currently an emergency responder within Florida, (Emergency Manager, EMS, Fire Rescue, Law Enforcement) or private sector individuals affiliated with a volunteer organization associated with and recognized by an Emergency Response Agency.
If you are retired, or do not currently work in the emergency services industry, you must be affiliated as an approved volunteer with your local emergency management agency. While qualifying does NOT authorize or approve deployment capability, your affiliation does provide an official point of contact and accountability for the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
Example–1: You are a retired fire chief or other emergency service official and you have a desire to be qualified. You meet all the training standards; possess a SERT-TRAC account; and have uploaded all of the required document training; and previously served on an Incident Management Team. You may apply, but you must be currently serving as a volunteer with your local emergency management agency.
Example–2: You work in the private sector or as a government employee, but not as an emergency official. You are an Amateur Radio Emergency Services volunteer; have a SERT TRAC account and have uploaded all of the required certifications; possess the position specific COML training and have the required experience as mentioned above in Example-1. You may apply…
All individuals that are seeking qualification will need to submit a request for access to the AHIMT SharePoint site. A detailed list of steps can be found at our website: http://www.floridadisaster.org/ahimt/Index.htm
The following PTBs are currently available:
- Type 3 All-Hazards Incident Commander (IC3-AH)
- Type 3 All-Hazards Liaison Officer (LOFR3-AH)
- Type 3 All-Hazards Safety Officer (SOFR3-AH)
- Type 3 All-Hazards Public Information Officer (PIO3-AH)
- Type 3 All-Hazards Planning Section Chief (PSC3-AH)
- Type 3 All-Hazards Operations Section Chief (OSC3-AH)
- Type 3 All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief (LSC3-AH)
- Type 3 All-Hazards Finance/ Administration Section Chief (FSC3-AH)
- Type 3 All-Hazards Resource Unit Leader (RESL3-AH)
- Type 3 All-Hazards Supply Unit Leader (SPUL3-AH)
- Type 3 All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader (SITL3-AH)
- All-Hazards Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS-AH)
- All-Hazards Strike Team/Task Force Leader (STTFL-AH)
No, however it is highly encouraged.
An individual must have completed IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, IS 800, G-300, and G-400 with training certificates upload to their SERT TRAC Account.
Your Regional Steering Committee members. A list of members can be found at our website: http://www.floridadisaster.org/ahimt/Index.htm.
How many PTBs can I request?
At one time, an individual can only have two (2) active PTBs..
Once the first task has been signed off, an individual has 3 years to complete the PTB and 1 year to complete the trainings related to the PTB.
The PTB will become invalid and the process must be restarted.
The qualifications last for five (5) years and within that period one must provide copies of IAP and ICS 225 for any Type 3, or higher, incident complexity for qualifying incident(s), event(s), exercise(s) lasting multiple operational periods.
For any questions related to the AHIMT Program please email AHIMT@em.myflorida.com.