Coast Guard establishes Norfolk-based Incident Management Assistance Team

5th Coast Guard District News
Portsmouth – The Coast Guard formally established the Coast Guard Incident Management Assistance Team during a ceremony held at Base Portsmouth Thursday morning.

The IMAT combines two units previously known as the Atlantic Area and Pacific Area IMAT into one unit comprised of 33 Coast Guardsmen.

The IMAT supports the operational commander in complex incident crisis management for all-hazard, all-threat incidents and events. The team is a rapidly deployable, scalable resource that addresses capability gaps within an incident management organization wherever required.

The team is co-located with the Coast Guard Facilities Design and Construction Center in Norfolk and reports to the Atlantic Area command in Portsmouth.

Coast Guardsmen from the Incident Management Assist Team stand at attention as Capt. Anthony Lloyd walks past them during a ceremony at Base Portsmouth, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. The IMAT is a rapidly deployable, scalable resource that addresses capability gaps within an incident management organization wherever required. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn

Coast Guardsmen from the Incident Management Assist Team stand at attention as Capt. Anthony Lloyd walks past them during a ceremony at Base Portsmouth, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. The IMAT is a rapidly deployable, scalable resource that addresses capability gaps within an incident management organization wherever required. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shin

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