NIMS Integration Team

Site Contact:
Steve Ridenour
National NIT/N-IMAT Coordinator


Site Location:
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460

The NIMS Integration Team (NIT) is responsible for developing EPA ICS policy, guidance documents and training programs for NIMS Implementation. Regional On Scene Coordinators (OSCs), along with representatives from the Environmental Response Team (ERT), the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA), the Consequence Management Advisory Division (CMAD), Office of Water (OW), and HQ OEM compose the membership of the NIT. These regional and programmatic ICS coordinators provide a mechanism for EPA to standardize the implementation of NIMS/ICS across EPA. Additionally, they are responsible for, among other duties, ensuring that regional Incident Management Team (IMT) development is consistent with national guidelines, regional personnel and management are informed of NIMS/ICS developments, ICS/IMT training is accessible to responders; supporting IMT exercises, and coordinating with Regional Support Corp (RSC) personnel.

Current members of the NIMS Integration Team:

Steve Ridenour, National NIT/N-IMAT Coordinator, OEM
Carol Tucker, R1, Removal Manager Advisor
Gary Lipson, R1
Carl Pellegrino, R2
Ashley Nilsen, R3
Michael Towle, R3, Removal Manager Advisor
Steve Spurlin, R4
Kevin Turner, R5
Adam Adams, R6
Joe Davis, R7
Craig Myers, R8
Steve Calanog, R9
Mike Boykin, R10
Joe Schaefer, Environmental Response Team
Shannon Serre, Consequence Management Advisory Team
Holly Arrigoni, Office of Indoor Air and Radiation
David Goldbloom-Helzner, Office of Water