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Emergency Management 

Official: Gary Petersen
Phone:  (402)643-4722
Location:  322 South 14th St, Suite 1, Seward, NE 68434 


National Incident Management System (NIMS)


What is the National Incident Management System (NIMS)?

The National Incident Mangement System (NIMS) guides all levels of government, non-governmental organiztions and the private sector to work together to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from incidents.

NIMS provides stakeholders across the whole community with the shared vocabulary, systems and processes to successfully deliver the capabilities described in the National Preparedness System. NIMS defines operational systems that guide how personnel work together during incidents.

What is NIMS Compliance?

NIMS Compliance can be difficult to define and can change depending on the specific organization and the personnel within it. That said, there are a series of guidelines that must be followed in order to constitute NIMS Compliance.

  1. The organization's governing board should formally adopt NIMS in writing as your official management system.

  2. You policies and plans should align with the principles of NIMS.

  3. Your personnel must be trained for NIMS.

What Training Do I Need?

The training necessary for each individual depends on the responsibilities of the individual in a given organizations. For your training needs, consult the diagram below.

FEMA Independent Study Courses

The Emergency Mangement Institute offer self-paced courses designed for perople who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.

Find a list of FEMA courses

Other NIMS Resources

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