IMT Conference

Overview

An annual incident management team (IMT) conference is coordinated by the Colorado DHSEM staff for the Colorado teams and members. 

2022 Conference Information 

  • Date: September 20-21, 2022
  • Location: Grand Junction, Colo.
  • Theme: Back Together... Building for the Future of Incident Management for Colorado

Agenda

  • September 20, 2022
    • 7:30 a.m.: Registration opens in the front ballroom. Breakfast served.
    • 8 - 9 a.m.: Welcome and Conference Opening Statements
      • DHSEM Director Kevin Klein
      • Colorado Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Director Mike Willis
      • DHSEM Field Operations Manager Trevor Denney
      • Workshop Moderator Michael Davis
    • 9-10 a.m.: Redefining "Emergency": Unique Events for IMTs
      • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
        • Colorado State Veterinarian Dr. Maggie Baldwin
        • Colorado Eastern IMT, Operation Section Chief Tracy Nelson
      • Afghan Housing Mission
        • Jeffco IMT Mike Rubenstein
        • Colorado Department of Human Services Refugee Data Analyst Jared Allen
    • 10-10:30 a.m.: Networking Break
    • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.: State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Updates
      • SEOC Manager Chris Sorensen
    • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch
    • 12:30-1:30 p.m.: State IMT Strategy and Recruiting
      • OEM Incident Management Unit (IMU) Manager Drew Petersen
      • OEM IMU Support Specialist Karen Dickson
    • 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Section Breakouts
      • Palisade Fire Department Chief Chuck Balke
    • 2:30 - 3 p.m.: Break
    • 3 - 3:30 p.m.: Auxilary Communications. It's Not Just About Radios
      • James Cizek
      • Emit Hurdelbrink
      • Steve Schroder
    • 3:30 - 4 p.m.  Wrap Up and Comments
      • Drew Petersen
      • Karen Dickson
  • September 21, 2022
    • 7:30 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast
    • 8 - 8:30 a.m.: Federal Agency Complex Teams
      • Logistics Section Chief 1 Travis Bailey
    • 8:30 - 9 a.m.: Access and Functional Needs Resource Framework
      • DHSEM Access and Functional Needs Coordinator Sadie Martinez
    • 9 - 9:30 a.m.: All Hazards Taskbook Committee Updates
      • Taskbook Committee Member at Large Jim Krugman
    • 9:30 - 10 a.m.: Break
    • 10 - 11:30 a.m.: Addressing Mental Health in a World of Emergencies
      • Boulder Public Health, Chris Saunders
      • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Heather Cook
    • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch
    • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.: Redefining "Emergency": Unique Events for IMTs
      • COVID-19 Pandemic - An Urban, Rural and Tribal View
        • Boulder Fire and Rescue, Mike Smith
        • Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Kerry Webster
        • University of Colorado, Megan Hatten
        • San Juan Basin Public health, Lori Zazzaro
    • 1:30 - 1:45 p.m.: Break
    • 1:45 - 2:15 p.m.: Redefining "Emergency": Unique Events for IMTs
      • Glenwood Springs Debris Flow
        • Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Andrew Knapp
        • CDOT, Todd Blake
        • OEM IMU Program Manager Drew Petersen
      • Unique Event Wrap Up
        • Drew Petersen
    • 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.: Beta Testing R-0325 All Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT) National Tier Assessment Exercise
      • Jeffco IMT, Mike Rubenstein
    • 2:45 - 3 p.m.: Wrap Up and Final Comments
      • Drew Petersen
      • Karen Dickson