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NIMS Adoption

Participation in National Incident Management System (NIMS) is mandatory for grant eligibility. All federal departments, state, local and tribal government agencies are required to adopt NIMS and use it in their individual domestic incident management and emergency prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities.  Federal departments and agencies make the adoption of NIMS by state and local organizations a condition in order to participate in Federal preparedness programs.  In other words, you have to be participating in NIMS to be eligible to apply for DHS grants. 

The Governor of the State of Oklahoma signed an Executive Proclamation on September 28, 2005, which established NIMS as the state standard for incident management.

The State of Oklahoma has formally adopted the NIMS principles and policies by gubernatorial proclamation and adopted the NIMS for all departments and agencies as defined in the Homeland Security Act of 2002. All jurisdictions and local governments must formally adopt NIMS by resolution or letter with similar language. Sample Adoption Documents are listed below for use in your local jurisdiction. If not previously completed, each jurisdiction will be required to provide a NIMS resolution formally adopting NIMS which will be signed by the jurisdictions signatory official(s). The formal adoption will be recorded as your agency's baseline and documented by the NIMS POC.