This two day workshop will build on the foundation provided by existing
incident management and emergency response systems used by
jurisdictions and functional disciplines at all levels. The focus will
be to provide a comprehensive overview of NIMS and the requirements of
agencies to become NIMS compliant.
Who Should Attend
from Federal, State, local, tribal governments and private agencies
that, prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic
incidents, regardless of cause, size, or complexity should attend this
What is NIMS and Why do we need it?
NIMS is a comprehensive, national approach to incident management that
is applicable at all jurisdictional levels and across functional
disciplines. The intent of NIMS is to
- be applicable across a full spectrum of potential incidents and hazard scenarios, regardless of size and complexity.
improve coordination and cooperation between public and private
entities in a variety of domestic incident management activities.
On February 28, 2003, former President Bush issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5. HSPD-5 directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System. NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and non-governmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
events of September 11 have underscored the need for and importance of
national standards for incident operations, incident communications,
personnel qualifications, resource management, and information
management and supporting technology. To provide standards for domestic
incident response, President Bush signed Homeland Security Presidential
Directive–5. HSPD-5 authorized the Secretary of Homeland Security to
develop the National Incident Management System, or NIMS. NIMS provides
for interoperability and compatibility among all responders.
For questions or to schedule this training at your location, contact Kristina Mahloch