National Incident Management System

Responders from Different Areas Working Together


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


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.

For More Information
If you have any questions or would like to request training, contact the Natrona County Emergency Management Office at (307) 235-9205. For national guidance on NIMS, please visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency website.