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Incident Complexity Guide

FEMA's National Integration Center is seeking feedback on the 2021 NIMS Incident Complexity Guide: Planning, Preparedness and Training. This national engagement period will conclude at 5 p.m. ET on February 12, 2021. National engagement provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on the draft document ensuring that it is relevant for all implementing partners.

FEMA identified the need to construct the 2021 NIMS Incident Complexity Guide to be used for the purpose of planning, preparedness, and training, and not as a decision-making tool during a response. This guide assists incident and emergency management personnel in identifying the complexity “level” for an incident or event. Knowledge of the complexity level helps in the management of a disaster, incident or event that requires deployable mutual aid.  

To provide comments on the drafts, complete the feedback form below and submit the form to fema-nims@fema.dhs.gov.

The National Integration Center will host a series of 60-minute webinars to discuss the NIMS Incident Complexity Guide and answer related questions. All webinars are open to the whole community.

Each stakeholder webinar will cover the same information; choose the session most convenient for you.

Advance registration is required due to space limitations. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. To register, click on your preferred webinar session from the list below.

If you require accommodations to participate in these events, please provide details in the Disability Related Accommodations field on the registration page or contact us at: FEMA-NIMS@fema.dhs.gov.

Please make accommodation requests as early as possible. Late requests will be accepted, but they may not be possible to fulfill.

Thank you for your continued support. Together, we make the nation more secure and resilient.

National Engagement for Draft Incident Complexity Guide: Planning, Preparedness, and Training

FEMA National Engagement Comment Matrix- Incident Complexity Guide - Open January 12, 2021 through February 12, 2021

Last updated January 15, 2021