Developed by the Secretary of Homeland Security at the request of the President, the National Incident Management System (NIMS) integrates effective practices in emergency preparedness and response into a comprehensive national framework for incident management. The NIMS will enable responders at all levels to work together more effectively to manage domestic incidents no matter what the cause, size or complexity. The benefits of the NIMS system will be significant:
Specifically the requirements for this program said that state, territorial, tribal and local level jurisdictions should support NIMS implementation by completing the NIMS awareness course (IS-700) and basic Incident Command System (ICS) (IS-100) training. This independent study course explains the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of NIMS.
Advanced courses are available for supervisors and managers. EOC representatives should take the National Response Framework course (IS-800). Course websites are listed below. For more information, call Seminole County Emergency Management at 407-665-5102.
IS-100 Basic Incident Command System