The National Incident Management System (NIMS) guides all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations 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.
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Implementation & Training
Local, state, territorial, and tribal nation jurisdictions are required to adopt NIMS in order to receive federal Preparedness grants. Find guides and training to help implement.
The FEMA Regional NIMS Coordinators are subject matter experts for their state, local, territorial, or tribal nation governments. Find your regional contact.
Components & Tools
Access tools to support the NIMS components, including:
- National Qualification System
- Resource Typing
- Mutual Aid
- Command and Control Systems
News and Updates
Public Feedback and Engagement
This release updates the Job Titles and Position Qualifications for four shareable EMS resources.
This release updates two resource typing definitions for Swiftwater and Stillwater SAR teams and seven Job Title and Position Qualifications.