Homeland Security and Emergency Management

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety


​National Incident Management System (NIMS)

While most emergency situations are handled successfully at the local level, larger incidents may require added coordination and response assistance from other jurisdictions, or state or federal agencies.
To effectively manage these events, the National Incident Manageme​nt System​ was developed so that responders from different agencies, jurisdictions and disciplines can organize and work together quickly in a standardized command and operations structure.
NIMS benefits include a unified approach to incident management; standardized structure and naming conventions and an emphasis on preparedness, mutual aid and resource management. For more information on NIMS and training please visit the link below.

NIMS 300 and 400 Courses

Several ICS-300 and ICS-400 courses are conducted per year in the state of Minnesota. Visit the Texas A&M Engineering and Extension (TEEX) training page​ for information on how to apply for training.

For more information please email hsem.training@state.mn.us.