This course provides an introduction to NIMS intrastate mutual aid and assistance. You will learn about the purpose and benefits of mutual aid and assistance. You will also learn about the emphasis that NIMS places on mutual aid and assistance. The course explains how to develop mutual aid and assistance agreements and mutual aid operational plans.
IS-706: NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid - An Introduction
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:00 AM (EST)
At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the purpose, benefits, and uses of mutual aid and assistance.
- Explain how mutual aid and assistance agreements relate to NIMS.
- Identify what information should be included in a mutual aid and assistance agreement.
- Explain the process for developing mutual aid and assistance agreements.
- Identify the elements of a mutual aid and assistance operational plan.
This course is designed for State, local, and tribal emergency response and coordination personnel and takes approximately two and a half hours to complete.
The prerequisite for this course is IS-700: National Incident Management Systems (NIMS), An Introduction.
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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.