What is NIMS?
NIMS, or the National Incident Management System, is a consistent nationwide template
that enables all government and non-governmental organizations to work together
during domestic incidents. NIMS requires all agencies to use ICS when responding
What is ICS?
ICS, or the Incident Command System, is a standardized, on-scene, all hazard incident
management concept. ICS allows its users to adopt an integrated organizational structure
to match the complexities and demands of single or multiple incidents without being
hindered by jurisdictional boundaries.
How To Get Certified
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers training for certification
on NIMS and ICS. More information on how to get certified is available at fema.gov.