The National Incident Management Organization is composed of four Incident Management Teams. Each team consists of seven members, who are assigned full-time to Command and General Staff positions.
The primary focus of the program is the management of complex wildland fire. NIMO uses a wide range of methods to accomplish this goal. Essential components required for success include: a strong core of full-time Command and General Staff available year-round for incident response with consistent performance expectations and standards for these positions.
In addition to complex fire management, these teams have year-round "non-incident" duties in support of Fire and Aviation Management. Among these are: training; quality assurance activities; fuels management; fuels implementation; fire and resource management support; National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) projects; cost containment; and leadership training and development.