National Incident Management System (NIMS)
National Incident Management System
NIMS provides a common, nationwide approach to enable the whole community to work together to manage all threats and hazards. NIMS applies to all incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity. NIMS provides a common, nationwide approach to enable the whole community to work together to manage all threats and hazards. NIMS applies to all incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity.
The NIMS Program:
- Conducts annual NIMS assistance visits for each funded jurisdiction to assist the local emergency manager with documentation and corrective action plans. These visits occur annually in conjunction with the development of local/tribal emergency management program work plan and multi-year training, planning and exercise schedule development.
- Continues to ensure Incident Command System (ICS) Principles are integrated into planning, organization, equipping, training, exercising and increased emphasis in the inclusion of non-government organizations, the private sector and citizens as necessary for successful programs with emphasis on the response phase. The NIMS Program uses the local NIMS assessments in establishing local and regional priorities.
- Emphasizes a unified approach in establishing and enhancing preparedness organization and programs to achieve results in planning, organizing, exercise, training, and equipping; personnel qualification, credentialing and certification; equipment certification; mutual aid implementation; and information management.
For more information please visit https://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system
For questions, please contact the DHSEM Local Preparedness Program at DHSEM.firstname.lastname@example.org.