Type 3 Incident Management Team

A group of emergency management professionals who manage incidents that require a broader response than can be provided by local resources, but are not as complex as those requiring a Type 1 or Type 2 team. Type 3 teams are typically deployed for incidents with moderate complexity, such as smaller wildfires, and have a range of skills and experience. They consist of individuals from various agencies, such as the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and state and local fire departments, working together 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 3 Incident Management Teams, as well as the responsibility of various parties in managing and responding to the wildfire event.