The National Incident Management System (NIMS) establishes standard incident management procedures so that all levels of 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.
NIMS Fiscal Year 2016 Compliance
- NIMS Compliance Refere nce Training Chart
- FY 2010 NIMS Implementation Objectives – NOTE: Objectives remain unchanged through FY 2013
- 2016 NIMS Compliance data was collected during the annual LCAR reporting process. No additional locality reporting is required for 2016 NIMS Compliance purposes
Additional NIMS Resources
- NIMS Implementation for Nongovernmental Organizations Fact Sheet
- NIMS Implementation for Private Sector Fact Sheet
- Executive Order 102: Virginia officially adopts NIMS
- A NIMS independent study-training course explains the system’s purpose, principles, key components and benefits. The course requires approximately 45 minutes to 3 hours to complete.
- In addition to the Fact Sheet cited above, VDEM has developed a template for local government use in adopting NIMS.
- The National Integration Center Incident Management Systems Integration Division, established June 1, 2004, provides strategic direction and oversight of NIMS. The NIC will develop and facilitate national standards for NIMS education and training as well as refine the system over time.
- http://www.fema.gov/plan – Tools are available to guide local and state officials in modifying their Emergency Operations Plans and Standard Operating Procedures to align with NIMS concepts and terminology at:
For more information about NIMS, contact
Training and Curriculum Development Manager/ NIMS POC
Training, Education and Exercise Division