National Incident Management System (NIMS)

What is NIMS?

  • NIMS is a comprehensive, national approach to incident management for all jurisdictional levels.
  • This system is suitable across a wide range of incidents and hazard scenarios, regardless of size or complexity.
  • NIMS is a multifaceted system that provides a national framework for preparing for, preventing, responding to, and recovering from domestic incidents.
  • The system has built-in flexibility to grow or shrink depending on current needs.
  • It is a standardized system, so personnel from a variety of agencies and geographic locations can be rapidly incorporated into a common management structure.
  • The Incident Command System (ICS) requires the use of common terminology from all disciplines & government levels.

What training is available and what should I be taking?

Course GroupingCourse IDCourse Title
Staff involved in Disaster Planning, EOC Staff or Public Works personnelIS-700National Incident Management System (NIMS) an Introduction

IS-800National Response Framework (NRF), an Introduction

ICS-100Introduction to the Incident Command System (General Staff)

ICS-200ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
Department Directors, Upper Level Management and Designated Department RepresentativesICS-300Intermediate ICS

ICS-400Advanced ICS