NIMS Integration Team

Washington, DC - HQ


Site Contact:

Steve Ridenour
National NIT/N-IMAT Coordinator

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20460

Latitude: 38.8947650
Longitude: -77.0288880

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), and the IT Forum compose the membership of the NIT. These regional and programmatic ICS coordinators will provide a mechanism for EPA to standardize the implementation 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 ICS, NIMS and National Response Framework updates, ICS/IMT training is accessible to responders; assisting in the development of exercises involving IMT activations, 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 Representative
Ronnie Crossland, R6, Removal Manager Representative
Gary Lipson, R1
Carl Pellegrino, R2
Michael Towle, R3
Steve Spurlin, R4
Kevin Turner, R5
John Martin, R6
Dave Williams, R7
Craig Myers, R8
Steve Calanog, R9
Mike Boykin, R10
JoAnn Eskelsen, Environmental Response Team West
Joe Schaefer, Environmental Response Team East
Elise Jakabhazy, Consequence Management Advisory Team
Sara DeCair, Office of Indoor Air and Radiation
David Goldbloom-Helzner, Office of Water



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