The Missouri Incident Management System (MIMS) has opportunities to join Missouri’s Incident Support Teams or the Missouri State Incident Management Team.

In 2018, Leadership from the Missouri Incident Support Teams and SEMA completed a planning process that led to a unified Missouri Incident Management System (MIMS) SOG and Concept of Operations document. The Missouri Incident Management System (MIMS) unifies the resources of the Missouri Regional Incident Support Teams as well as SEMA. During this time, SEMA has been training over 40 members of their staff to develop a State Incident Management Team to support State Emergency Operations Center activations, MACCs, and incidents in support of state resources.

Figure 1 Incident Support Team Response to Pulaski Co Flood 2016

Figure 1 Incident Support Team Response to Pulaski Co Flood 2016

To support the Missouri Incident Management System, the three regional Incident Support Teams and SEMA are accepting applications for team membership. Positions on the Southwest, Central and Region C Incident Support Teams are volunteer positions.

SEMA will be hiring up to 33 part-time employees as members of the state Incident Management Team. These employees will be State of Missouri part-time hourly employees. These employees will most often deploy to the State EOC in Jefferson City but may be assigned to incidents across the state. Individuals may be members of regional Incident Support Teams and the State Incident Management Team concurrently.

The MIMS encourages individuals from a broad cross section of disciplines and jurisdictions including law enforcement, fire, EMS, public works, emergency management, public health and medical, finance and general administration to apply to the teams. All members must complete all of the required prerequisite training outlined in the MIMS member application prior to submitting an application. You may apply to both the Incident Support Teams and the State Incident Management Team. The applicant must provide the permission of their supervisor/chief who has the authority to allow them to be away from their daily assignment for extended times and understand the need to backfill in their home position when called to work within MIMS.

More information is provided in the applications attached on this page.

For more information, contact: Michael White, SEMA Deputy Operations Chief at Michael.White@sema.dps.mo.gov or 573-526-9141.