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NIMS Training Requirements 

Who Needs Training?

Local and Tribal agencies may have difficulty determining which employees, volunteers, support and management staff; as well as, elected officials need or require NIMS/ICS training.  However, the recognized emergency response disciplines; such as Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, that respond daily to emergency incidents have no problem determining who needs the NIMS/ICS training.  A good general rule to follow is to ask the following question:

     “Is the employee or volunteer remotely involved with any emergency planning duties, or will they respond to, or give support to,an emergency operation at or away from their agency or organization?”

If the answer is no, then no training is required.  The goal is to identify and train the right people to the correct level in an effort to enable them to interface with emergency operations. A "Decision Tree"  may be a useful aid to assist you in identifying the appropriate individuals and the level of training they require. Many of the courses are available immediately on the internet; however, formal classroom presentation with several different responder disciplines is recommended for the best learning experience.  All appropriate personnel identified as needing this training should have a full understanding of NIMS. 

If you need a replacement certificate of training, please call the following number and be prepared to provide them with your social security number:
1-301-447-1200

 

Training Requirement Breakdown

Level Required Training Classes Personnel
Awareness Level All First Responders, Single Resources, First Line/Field Supervisors FEMA IS-700: NIMS, an Introduction
ICS-100: Introduction to ICS or equivalent
ICS-200: Basic ICS or equivalent
Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Private Sector & Non-governmental personnel to include entry-level first responders and disaster workers – Emergency Medical Service personnel, Firefighters, Hospital staff, Law Enforcement personnel, Public Health personnel,  Public Works/Utility personnel,  Skilled Support Personnel, First line supervisors, Single resource leaders, Field supervisors,  Other emergency management response, support, volunteer personnel at all levels
Advanced Level Middle Management FEMA IS-700: NIMS, an Introduction
FEMA IS-800: National Response Framework, an Introduction
ICS-100: Introduction to ICS or equivalent
ICS-200: Basic ICS or equivalent
ICS-300: Intermediate ICS or equivalent
Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Private Sector & Non-governmental personnel to include: Strike team leaders Task force leaders, Unit leaders, Division/group supervisors, Branch directors, Emergency operations center and multi-agency coordination system staff.
Advanced and Practicum Level Command and General Staff FEMA IS-700: NIMS, an Introduction
FEMA IS-800: National Response Framework, an introduction
ICS-100: Introduction to ICS or equivalent
ICS-200: Basic ICS or equivalent
ICS-300: Intermediate ICS or equivalent
ICS-400: Advanced ICS or equivalent
Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Private Sector & Non-governmental personnel to include:  Select department heads with multi-agency coordination system responsibilities, Area commanders, Emergency managers, and Emergency operations center and multi-agency coordination system managers.


NIMS / ICS Training: Where Can It Be Found?

NIMS/ICS Training is available either by instructor led courses in the classroom, or on the internet.  

Note: not all ICS courses may be available on the Internet.

Instructor Led Courses available:

FEMA IS-700: NIMS, An Introduction
FEMA IS-800: National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction
ICS-200:
Basic ICS
ICS-300: Intermediate ICS or equivalent
ICS-400: Advanced ICS or equivalent

ICS Instructor Level courses for all of the courses above
G 402 Executive Officers and Elected Officials Courses
Other advanced ICS courses

Internet Courses Available:

           FEMA IS 700: NIMS, An Introduction
           FEMA IS-800: National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction
           ICS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
           ICS-200: Basic ICS

Instructor Led Courses

The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS) has partnered with Oklahoma State University Fire Service Training (OSU-FST) and State Technology Centers to provide NIMS/ICS 
training to Oklahoma’s responders. Classes are scheduled every month at several State Technology Centers across Oklahoma. OSU-FST will bring a custom delivery to your 
city/town/entity that will be delivered to your availability and/or working schedule. A list of available courses may be found at the following link:
OSU-FST NIMS COURSES

For questions, or to enroll, call OSU-FST at 1-800-304-5727 or register online at:  http://www.osufst.org/schedule.php


 

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