ICS-700.a NIMS An Introduction
Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the intent of NIMS.
- Describe the key concepts and principles underlying NIMS.
- Describe the purpose of the NIMS Components including: Preparedness, Communications and Information Management, Resource Management, and Command and Management.
- Describe the purpose of the National Integration Center.
Note: This course provides a basic introduction to NIMS. It is not designed to replace Incident Command System and position-specific training.
Individuals with emergency management responsibilities including prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
Please contact Joel Hendelman, NIMS Compliance Officer for PWC VA government at JHendelman@pwcgov.org or 703 792 6368.
When & Where
Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue, Office of Emergency Management
As a part of local county govermment, The Office of Emergency Management is a division within the Department of Fire and Rescue for Prince William County Government, VA. The instructor for these Eventbrite course offerings is Joel Hendelman, the NIMS (National Incident Management System) Compliance Officer for Prince William County VA., within the Office of Emergency Management.
The focus is to prepare local government employees, non-governmental organizational members and stakeholders/private contractor personnel who engage in natural/man-made incident response or significant planned events to be effecient and effective in serving the community and themselves as it relates to life safety, incident stabilization and property conservation through exceptional incident management known as the Incident Command System.
The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for:
- The Emergency Operations Plan
- The Continuity of Operations Plan
- Maintaining and Managing the Emergency Operations Center
- Working with the PWC Policy Group during times of natural/man-made disasters or significant planned events.
- Providing coordination and support to PWC agencies involved in field based operations serving the local community during significant incident response or planned events.
- Directing initial emergency notifications to the public and local government agency personnel.
- Ensuring all local government incident response agencies, non-governmental organizations and stakeholders/private contractors are educated, trained and possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to serve the residential and business communities within PWC when needed.