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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 Management System (NIMS) 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 appropriate link below.

NIMS Matrix

Anyone who has a role in the emergency response plan or the emergency operations plan for a jurisdiction, should complete training applicable to their responsibilities. For detailed training information please review the current NIMS Matrix.

NIMS 300 and 400 Course

The National Integration Center (NIC) announced that individual states are responsible for administration of any NIMS 300 & 400 level courses. The following guidelines are provided pursuant to the NIC and taking into account FEMA’s National Emergency Training Center, Emergency Management Institute's Training Bulletin 892  and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) NIMS Matrix posted on HSEM’s Training Website.

Click here to view the NIMS 300 and 400 Course Guidelines


For more information please call 651-201-7400 or email