National Incident Management Systems

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a consistent nationwide approach to Federal, State, and local governments to work effectively and efficiently together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity. Training includes standard courses on multi-agency incident command and management, organizational structure, and operational procedures; discipline-specific and agency incident management courses; and courses on the integration and use of supporting technologies. The courses are provided both online and in classroom settings for participants. The following courses are online and available 24/7 to employees for completion.

Online Course Information

Classes are listed in recommended order to completion to enhance comprehension of content.

IS 700
Introduction to the National Incident Management System – Provides training on and resources for the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIM provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

IS 100
Introduction to Incident Command System – Provides training on and resources for personnel who require a basic understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS). It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

IS 200
Incident Command System for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents – Provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the Incident Command System (ICS). The primary target audiences are response personnel at the supervisory level.

IS 800
National Response Framework, An Introduction – Provides training on and resources for National Response and Framework. The National Response Framework specifies how the resources of the Federal Government will work in concert with State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector to respond to incidents of National significance. The National Response Framework is predicted on the National Incident Management System, or NIMS. Together the National Response Framework and NIMS provide a nationwide framework for working cooperatively to prevent or respond to treats and incidents regardless of cause, size, or complexity.

Classroom Course Information

The additional two courses, ICS 300 and ICS 400, are presented in a classroom environment and are designed for College Senior Level Supervisors. If you are interested in attending these higher level courses please contact the OEM for upcoming dates.

ICS 300
Intermediate Incident Command System – Objectives and topical areas addressed during the training are to describe the how the NIMS Command and Management component supports the management of expanding incidents. Discuss the incident /event management process for expanding incidents and supervisors as prescribed by the Incident Command System. During the training sessions are participants implement the management process on a simulated Type 3 incident and develop an Incident Action Plan for the simulated incident.

ICS 400
Advanced Incident Command System – The objectives and topical areas addressed in this training sessions address how a Unified Command functions within a multi-jurisdiction or multi-agency incident. The training sessions also outline the advantages of Unified Command and what kinds of situations may call for a Unified Command organization. This level of training will also address the planning process to include responsibilities of the senior level positions, issues that affect the incident complexity and the tools available to analyze complexities. The training also provides guidelines on the responsibilities and roles of the senior leadership, their staff, agency representatives, and technical specialists to include reporting relationships and how they can be effectively used within the incident organization. It also addresses the transfer of command.


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