National Incident Management System (NIMS) 

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

Individuals 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 workshop.

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.

The 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 (phone: 888-370-1752.)

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