National Incident Management System (NIMS)

EMI replaced its Incident Command System (ICS) curricula with courses that meet the requirements specified in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). EMI developed the new courses collaboratively with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), the United States Fire Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture.

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.

FEMA’s Independent Study Program offers courses that support the nine mission areas identified by the National Preparedness Goal.

  • Incident Management
  • Operational Planning
  • Disaster Logistics
  • Emergency Communications
  • Service to Disaster Victims
  • Continuity Programs
  • Public Disaster Communications
  • Integrated Preparedness
  • Hazard Mitigation

Below are the new NIMS compliant courses following NIMS guidelines:

IS-100.a Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100

ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

IS-200.a ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

 ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.

IS-700.a NIMS An Introduction

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.

IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction

The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework.

ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents

This course provide training on resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses. Target Audience: State, county, local officials and volunteers who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents.

ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System, Command and General Staff

This one and a half day course provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). The course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses. Target Audience: State, county, local officials and volunteers who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents.

ARRL Emergency Communications Training

Intro to EmComm: This introductory course (EC-001) provides the basic information you’ll need to participate in ham radio public service and emcomm activities. For ARRL Members Only.

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