National Incident Management System Overview – IS-700

Course Description:

Taking a broader, system-wide view, IS-700 introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5 requires all Federal departments and agencies to adopt and use NIMS in incident management programs and activities. NIMS provides a consistent, nationwide template to enable all responders, whether government, private-sector, or nongovernmental organizations, to work together during domestic incidents.


Specific Course Topics:

  • Intent of NIMS

  • Key concepts and principles underlying NIMS

  • Purpose of the NIMS Components including: Preparedness, Communications and Information Management, Resource Management, and Command and Management

  • Purpose of the National Integration Center.


Target Audience:

Responders with emergency management responsibilities including prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

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