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Qualification standards are essential to Colorado’s emergency management community to ensure that individuals or members of an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT) follow unified attributes and conformed standards. These standards allow any community to plan for, request and utilize these resources with high confidence in their technical and professional abilities. Qualification standards ensure unity of effort for response personnel to be matched by a community’s request and bolsters effective resource management of deployed responders.
Implementation of Colorado AHIMT position qualification standards ensures that both the requesting community and providing entity in Colorado or from another state receive qualified incident management personnel (skills, experience, and technical abilities) using the equivalent certification criteria. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is committed to improving emergency management and response capabilities for members of any AHIMT throughout Colorado.
The State of Colorado adopted the original Interstate Incident Management Team Qualifications System Guide (IIMTQS) in July of 2015. In October of 2018, the prior IIMTQS was renamed to the Interstate Incident Management Qualifications System Guide (IIMQS). The IIMQS provides a framework of best practices to develop, assess, apply and sustain and qualification program for All-Hazards incident management personnel. It promotes a common understanding of the fundamental standards to be used by the certification body for individuals to develop and certify toward the National Incident System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) credentialing structure. The State implemented All-Hazards Position Specific Task Books (PTBs) will train and develop a cadre of emergency responders in ICS positions throughout the state
The following AHIMT PTBs are recognized in Colorado
Incident Commander (IC3-AH)
Safety Officer (SOFR3-AH)
Public Information Officer (PIO3-AH)
Liaison Officer (LOFR3-AH)
Operations Section Chief (OSC3-AH)
Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS-AH)
Task Force Leader (SFLD-AH)
Staging Area Manager (STAM-AH)
Planning Section Chief (PSC3-AH)
Resource Unit Leader (RESL-AH)
Situation Unit Leader (SITL-AH)
Demobilization Unit Leader (DMOB-AH)
Documentation Unit Leader (DOCL-AH)
Logistics Section Chief (LSC3-AH)
Communication Unit Leader (COML-AH)
Medical Unit Leader (MEDL-AH)
Food Unit Leader (FDUL-AH)
Supply Unit Leader (SUPL-AH)
Facilities Unit Leader (FACL-AH)
Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL-AH)
Finance Section Chief (FSC3-AH)
Compensation Unit Leader (COMP-AH)
Procurement Unit Leader (PROC-AH)
Cost Unit Leader (COST-AH)
Time Unit Leader (TIME-AH)
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The State of Colorado Qualification Process relies on an expert review group to review and certify individuals.
The primary role of the Colorado OEM is to administer and manage the PTB qualification program. They receive, verify and transmit candidate PTB submission for official review. Colorado OEM also maintains the database of qualified individuals and issues the final certification.
State Task Book Work Group (PTB Work Group) has the primary role to process candidate PTB submissions. The PTB Work Group is a peer review body consisting of representatives from Type 3 All-Hazards IMTs, as well as local and state discipline stakeholders. They review all candidate PTB submissions by applying the current All-Hazards Incident Management Qualification Guide and Colorado Standards. After review, the PTB Work Group provides a final recommendation to the Colorado OEM for certification.
The PTB Work Group meets mid-month, in the second month of each quarter (February, May, August, November). Meetings are subject to cancelation when there is no Task Book submission review to perform. Full applicant Task Book packets are required to be submitted electronically by the first of the given month (February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1) and will be distributed to the workgroup for review prior to that scheduled meeting.