National Incident Management System

The National Incident Management System, approved March 1, 2004, establishes standard incident management processes, protocols and procedures so that all local, state, federal and private sector emergency responders can coordinate their responses, share a common focus and place full emphasis on resolving the event.  All local governments and state agencies must comply with NIMS to be eligible for federal preparedness assistance.

Now available: NIMS implementation guidance for schools and higher education institutions (posted July 31, 2008)

NIMS Fiscal Year 2013 Compliance

Additional NIMS Resources