NIMS Training Course Information
As requested by the Garland Office of Emergency Management,
all Garland RACES appointees were to have completed IS-100, IS-200, and
IS-700 by the end of 2006. All new and re-appointed appointees must
complete IS-100 within their first 3 months, IS-700 and IS-200 within 9
months. IS-800 is requested of all appointees and is required for Radio
Officers and CAT Team members.
These course are free to RACES appointees. When you register, register
as RACES. For those that may have completed IS-195 in the past, there
are enough changes that you need to complete IS-100. FEMA in their
December 2006 recommendations for NGO's has added IS-800 to the list.
We are now being requested to complete IS-800 as an option for all
- Introduction to the Incident Command System
The course specifically discusses major ICS functions and their primary
responsibilities, ICS organizational units, span of control, major
incident facilities and the function of each, what an Incident Action
Plan is and how it is used, and the common responsibilities associated
with incident assignments from the Federal disaster response workforce
- Basic Incident Command System
A disaster scenario threads throughout the course to describe the
common responsibilities associated with incident assignments from a
Federal disaster response workforce perspective.
IS-100 is a pre-requisite to the IS-200 course.
- National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
This course introduces NIMS and takes approximately three hours to
complete. It explains the purpose, principles, key components and
benefits of NIMS. The course also contains "Planning Activity" screens
giving you an opportunity to complete some planning tasks during this
course. The planning activity screens are printable so that you can use
them after you complete the course.
- National Response Plan (NRP), an Introduction
The National Response Plan, or NRP, describes how the Federal
Government will work in concert with State, local, and tribal
governments and the private sector to respond to disasters. This course
introduces the NRP. It is intended for DHS and other Federal staff
responsible for implementing the NRP, and Tribal, State, local and
private sector emergency management professionals.
We hope you find this information useful with your public
service events and RACES/ARES operations.
Informaton - 6/15/2005
2.2.2007 - Last updated 15 Mar 17