What Is the National Incident Management System?
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment. NIMS works hand in hand with the National Response Framework (NRF). NIMS provides the template for the management of incidents, while the NRF provides the structure and mechanisms for national-level policy for incident management.
Local Training Materials
FEMA Training Resources for NIMS
- NIMS Preface Template
- 5th District TIC Plan Worksheet
- Emergency Medical Services: Typed Resource Definitions | Template
- Fire and Hazardous Materials: Typed Resource Definitions | Template
- Law Enforcement: Typed Resource Definitions | Template