National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Incident Medical Specialist Technician, IMST

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Incident Positions
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  • Assesses injuries and illnesses of firefighters, overhead, and support personnel in base camp and on the fireline.
  • Administers emergency medical care to firefighters, overhead, and support personnel.
  • Contacts supervisor for transport instructions of injured or sick personnel.
  • Works closely with and fully supports the IMS team in performance of their duties.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • Hold a valid EMT card in OR, WA, ID, ND, or MT
  • Attend annual IMS training
  • Standards for survival
  • S-110, S-190, I-200
  • Moderate physical fitness level
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