In the Fall of 2014 the
Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)
convened a committee to begin work on the development of a
Louisiana All Hazards Incident
Management Team program
(LA AHIMT) for the State of
Louisiana. The committee met and began work, reviewing federal guidance
and various programs adopted by other states. In the Spring of 2015 it
was decided to transition the committee under the Unified Command Group’s First
Responders Subcommittee, which officially established it as the “Louisiana All
Hazards Incident Management Team Working Group” at their meeting on February
23, 2015. The LA AHIMT Working Group continued to review available doctrine and
guidance, then focused on the All Hazards Incident Management Team Association’s
(AHIMTA) model documents.
This Working Group evolved and
continued lines of effort to develop and plan for the implementation of
the Louisiana Incident Management Qualification System (LIMQS). The First
Responders Subcommittee unanimously recommended the adoption of this
implementation plan to the Director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland
Security and Emergency Preparedness at its regularly scheduled meeting on
January 18, 2023.
Adoption and Implementation
The State of Louisiana would like to formally recognize and thank all of the individuals and agencies involved in the development of this guide, and in particular, the All Hazards Incident Management Team Association for their work in sharing this document in and effort to establish a standardized “best practice” for Incident Management Teams throughout the United States. This guide will further the State of Louisiana’s efforts to fully adopt the National Incident Management System and enhance the ability of State and local jurisdictions to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to and recover from all-hazards events. We hereby adopt the IIMTQS Guide and Position Task Books, with subsequent updates and revisions, for implementation in the State of Louisiana.
Louisiana Incident Management Qualification System (LIMQS) Application
The (LIMQS) will use a performance-based RPL process to assess an individual’s prior experiences and training to determine competency in a position. This is based on the premise that the candidate has already performed the job or performed in a position very similar to the one desired. The RPL process requires an individual to provide documentation of their experiences, training, and knowledge, and, if necessary, is confirmed with an interview panel consisting of subject matter experts or credentialed individuals.
Following the instructions on the application, personnel who wish to have their previously obtained or existing Incident Command System qualifications recognized will need to complete and submit the Louisiana Incident Management Qualification System Application for Recognition of Prior Learning or “RPL Application.”
Incident Management Team - Core Positions
Click on the core positions to link to the Resource Typing Library Tool (RTLT) catalog for national resource typing definitions, position qualifications, and Position Task Books (PTBs) provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Integration Center (NIC).