The Lowcountry Incident Management Team (LCIMT) is an "all hazards" incident management team primarily serving Bamburg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Jasper, Hampton, and Orangeburg Counties, but may be deployed to any incident within the state as well as other geographic areas of the United States at the request of USFA or FEMA.
LCIMT became an official team effective 2008. The team participated in exercises and deployments in late 2007 and early 2008, deployed to the 2008 Flowertown festival and assisted the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the Colleton County Sheriffs Office on a man hunt for a suspect that killed a deputy.
An Incident Management Team (IMT) is a team of highly trained, experienced, and credentialed people that can come together and deploy with appropriate equipment and personnel. The team functions under the National Incident Management System to support the incident management needs of local communities and agencies when requested during major emergency events. The team is not there to take over an incident, but to assist the Incident Command manage the incident.
LCIMT can be deployed to support a variety of emergencies, including natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, wildfires, hurricanes, etc.
The team can also be deployed to support incidents involving terrorism, natural gas leaks, train derailments, plane crashes, etc.
Agencies presently represented on the
Lowcountry Incident Management Team
Summerville Fire Department
Summerville Police Department
Awendaw Fire Department
Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness Division
C & B Fire Department
Charleston Fire Department
Charleston County Emergency Management Department
Charleston County Radio Communication Division
Dorchester County Emergency Management Department
Dorchester County Radio Communication Department
Jasper County Fire Department
Mt. Pleasant Fire Department
Naval Weapons Station Emergency Management Department
Welcome to the Lowcountry Incident Management Team website. The Type III team is hosted by the Summerville Fire Department. The team has been working together since 2007 and is one of four Type III teams in South Carolina. Teams are under the direction of the South Carolina Forestry Commission with team members coming from Fire, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, Communications, Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, as well as volunteers.
The Lowcountry Incident Management Team is now accepting applications for Unit Leaders.
Available positions include; Finance/Administration Unit Leader, Situation Unit Leader, Resource Unit Leader, Communications Unit Leader, Incident Communications Technician, Supply Unit Leader, and Facilities Unit Leader.
For more information contact Batt. Chief Ronny Bryant, Summerville FD - 843-873-5107