While most emergency situations are handled locally, when there’s a major incident help may be needed from other jurisdictions, the state, and the federal government.
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) was developed so responders from different jurisdictions and disciplines can work together better to respond to natural disasters, emergencies, and acts of terrorism.
NIMS benefits include:
Unified approach to incident management
Standard command and management structures
Emphasis on preparedness, mutual aid, and resource management
FY 2009 NIMS Training Requirements
National Incident Management System-related training is one of the important elements that state, territorial, tribal, and local entities must complete during Fiscal Year 2009 (Oct. 1, 2009 – Sept. 30, 2010) to become fully compliant with the NIMS. Jurisdictions are required to meet the FY09 NIMS requirements as a condition of receiving federal preparedness funding assistance in FY 2010.