National Incident Management System

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 implementation guidance for schools and higher education institutions

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

For more information about NIMS, contact

Ken Clark

Training and Curriculum Development Manager/ NIMS POC
Training, Education and Exercise Division

(804) 897-9984


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