National Incident Management System (NIMS)

This training topic is not related to mandated training required by statute in the State of Illinois.

This information is being supplied as a courtesy after we have fielded numerous questions on the topic. 

NIMS training is related to the effective response to incidents and for entities to meet some qualifications for federal grants 

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

NIMS Training Matrix / Who should take what level of training?

ICS and NIMS courses / complete listing of courses

ICS System Review Materials on FEMA website

NIMS Training Program  on FEMA website

Final NIMS for October 2017-  NIMS Manual

All NIMS/ ICS forms in one booklet on FEMA website

 

Each of the following links will take you to the FEMA fact sheet specific to the listed training level

Several are available as on-line courses through FEMA

 

All Emergency Responders need to complete the 100 & 700 levels

 

NIMS ICS-100 TRAINING:  WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS

All Federal, State, territorial, tribal, private sector and nongovernmental personnel at the following levels of responsibility in emergency management operations – first-line supervisor (Sergeant/Lieutenant), mid-level management (Captain/Shift Commander) and command (Battalion Chief/Division Chief/ District Commander/PIO) and general staff (Operations/Planning/Logistics/Finance-Admin).

 

To obtain the ICS-100 course materials or take the course online go to http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is100.asp

 

IS-700 NIMS AWARENESS TRAINING:  WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS

Who must take IS-700 NIMS?

All personnel with a direct role in emergency preparedness, incident management or response must complete NIMS IS-700.

Executive Level – Political and government leaders, agency and organization administrators and department heads; personnel that fill ICS roles as Unified Commanders, Incident Commanders, Command Staff, General Staff in either Area Command or single incidents; senior level Multi-Agency Coordination System personnel; senior emergency managers; and Emergency Operations Center Command or General Staff. 

 
Managerial Level – Agency and organization management between the executive level and first level supervision; personnel who fill ICS roles as Branch Directors, Division/Group Supervisors, Unit Leaders, technical specialists, strike team and task force leaders, single resource leaders and field supervisors; midlevel Multi-Agency Coordination System personnel; EOC Section Chiefs, Branch Directors, Unit Leaders; and other emergency management/response personnel who require a higher level of ICS/NIMS Training.
 
Responder Level – Emergency response providers and disaster workers, entry level to managerial level including Emergency Medical Service personnel; firefighters; medical personnel; police officers; public health personnel; public work/utility personnel; and other emergency management response personnel.
 
Note:  Multi-Agency Coordination System personnel include those persons who are charged with coordinating and supporting incident management activities.  These emergency management personnel typically function from an emergency operations center.

 

To obtain the ICS-100 course materials or take the course online go to http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is700.asp

 

First-Line Supervisor & Mid-Level management need to complete the 100, 700 & 200 levels

NIMS ICS-200 TRAINING: WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS

All Federal, State, territorial, tribal, private sector and nongovernmental personnel at the following levels of responsibility in emergency management operations – first-line supervisor (Sergeant/Lieutenant), mid-level management (Captain/Shift Commander) and command (Battalion Chief/Division Chief/ District Commander/PIO) and general staff (Operations/Planning/Logistics/Finance-Admin).

To obtain the ICS-200 course materials or take the course online go to: http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is200.asp

 

Mid-Level & Senior-Level Response Managers need to complete the 100, 700, 200, 800 & ICS/G300 levels

IS-800.C: National Response Framework, an Introduction

This course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework. The goal of this course is to familiarize participants with the National Response Framework and the ways it is applied in actual response situations.

Go to the IS-800 online course (via FEMA)

 

NIMS ICS-300 TRAINING:  WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS

All Mid-level Management Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Private Sector & Nongovernmental personnel to include should take ICS-300, including: Persons serving as command staff, section chiefs, strike team leaders, task force leaders, unit leaders, division/group supervisors, branch directors, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center staff.

ICS-300 and 400 course materials are State-administered programs / In-Person

 

Senior-Level Response Managers need to complete the 100, 700, 200, 800 & ICS/G300 ICS/G400 levels

NIMS ICS-400 TRAINING IN FY 2007:  WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS

COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF- All Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Private Sector & Nongovernmental personnel should take ICS-400, including:  Persons who will serve as command or general staff in an ICS organization, select department heads with multi-agency coordination system responsibilities, area commanders, emergency managers, and multiagency coordination system/emergency operations center managers.

ICS-300 and 400 course materials are State-administered programs / In-Person

 

See the Matirx for requierments for Elected/Appointed officials & Emergency Operations (EOC)/ Multi-Agency Coordination System (MACS) Personnel

Are You Up to Date on Your NIMS Training?

With promotions, new hires and assignment changes taking place entities need these training classes in order to be NIMS compliant.  The Illinois Police Training Act does not mandate this training.  NIMS training is required under Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-5) to receive federal funding, grants, training, and reimbursement of disaster recovery costs. Personnel must attend training based on their ICS role. 

 


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