Incident Management Team

The UO's All-Hazard Incident Management Team (IMT) is a group of trained individuals from across campus tasked with managing the logistical, fiscal, planning, operational, safety, and campus issues related to all incidents/emergencies, including infections, disease outbreaks, and pandemics. The IMT manages the following phases of an incident (e.g., response, continuity, and recovery). The IMT is led by the Safety and Risk Services Unit. 

The UO follows the requirements set forth by the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS). NIMS and ICS provide a nationwide template enabling federal, state, local, and tribal governments and private sector nongovernmental organizations to work together effectively and efficiently to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents regardless of cause, size or complexity. 

Using ICS allows the University of Oregon and the members of the IMT to coordinate across both academic and administrative units and departments, all schools and colleges, and the Eugene campus and satellite campuses through a common organizational structure. The hierarchical ICS system and chains of communication adapt to rapidly evolving incidents like COVID-19. 

 

UO IMT Organization Chart
 

 

Contacts

Incident Response

The following is a brief summary of the past incidents that the IMT has been either partially or fully activated for:

  • Gas leaks
  • Communicable disease outbreaks (meningitis and Coronavirus)
  • Power outages
  • Severe weather
  • Air quality
  • Demonstrations 
  • Active shooter (assisted another organization)
  • Fire in a research facility
  • Bomb threats
  • Pandemics

In addition to incidents, the IMT develops plans for special events such as: football games, major track and field events, concerts, VIP visits, etc.