Northwest Regional Healthcare Coalition Spotlight

May 2022

National Incident Command System (NIMS) an Introduction

What is it?

“…a consistent nationwide approach for Federal, State, tribal, and local governments to work effectively and efficiently together to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size, or complexity…”

Benefits of NIMS:

  • Applicable across jurisdictions & functions
  • Provides a flexible framework that facilitates all levels working together
  • Requires that responses to all domestic incidents use a common management
  • structure: Incident Command System (ICS)

NIMS Components:

  • Preparedness
  • Communications and Information Management
  • Resource Management
  • Command and Management
  • Ongoing Management and Maintenance

NIMS in a NUTSHELL Course Objectives:

  • Describe the key concepts and principles underlying NIMS
  • Identify the benefits of using NIMS as a national response model
  • Identify the benefits of using Incident Command System (ICS) as a national response model
  • Identify the organizational structure of ICS
  • Describe how NIMS affects the way resources are managed before, during and after an incident

NIMS in a NUTSHELL NW Regional Training Courses Coming this Fall – follow us on Twitter for up-to-date information. @NWRHCC




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