Type 2 Incident Management Team

A group of emergency management professionals responsible for managing moderate to high complexity incidents, such as wildfires, that require a higher level of expertise and resources than a local response can provide. While Type 2 teams possess substantial skills and experience, they are not as highly specialized as Type 1 Incident Management Teams. These teams are also composed of individuals from various agencies, such as the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and state and local fire departments, and operate under the Incident Command System (ICS) to coordinate and oversee the incident response. In legal disputes related to wildfires, such as the Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Peak Fire, issues may arise concerning the deployment, coordination, and effectiveness of Type 2 Incident Management Teams, as well as the responsibility of various parties in managing and responding to the wildfire event.