The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment.
NIMS at the University
The principles of NIMS are incorporated into the University’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and therefore affect emergency/ disaster planning, training, exercises, Communication & Information Management, Resource Management, and Command & Management. The entire University Community needs to be aware of NIMS to fully understand Emergency Management.
ALL University personnel who have ANY role in emergency/ disaster mitigation, planning, response or recovery are required to complete NIMS training. There are four NIMS training tracks. The specific emergency/ disaster role of each University community member dictates which training track they need to complete.
If you have previously completed the necessary NIMS training, but do not have your certificates of completion, please print and submit this Transcript Request Form.
Steps for Completion of NIMS Training without Logging in to ULearn
1. Print the Final Exam Questions, circle your answers and save the document in case there are any issues with your exam submission and you have to re-enter your answers. (NOTE these links are to static pdf documents which are designed for printing only. You CANNOT submit your exam through these links):
• IS-100.HE (Gables & Marine)
• IS-100.HCb (Medical & UHealth)
3.Identify answers to the Final Exam Questions accessed in Step #1.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maintains a NIMS Resource Center Website which provides more information. This site can be accessed through the following link: http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nims