FEMA IS-0700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

FEMA IS-0700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

FEMA IS-0700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

FEMA IS-0700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

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This course provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The National Incident Management System defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community - all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector - to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. The course provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components.

COURSE INFORMATION

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI)3.5 hrsValid for 12 monthsCreated 2019-06-14Updated 2019-06-24

Course Objectives

  • Describe and identify the key concepts, principles, scope, and applicability underlying NIMS.
  • Describe activities and methods for managing resources.
  • Describe the NIMS management characteristics.
  • Identify and describe Incident Command System (ICS) organizational structures.
  • Explain Emergency Operations Center (EOC) functions, common models for staff organization, and activation levels.
  • Explain the interconnectivity within the NIMS Management and Coordination structures: ICS, EOC, Joint Information System (JIS), and Multiagency Coordination Groups (MAC Groups).
  • Identify and describe the characteristics of communications and information systems, effective communication, incident information, and communication standards and formats.

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