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.