FEMA Independent Study Program: IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction [Course Summary] [open pdf - 108KB]
This booklet summarizes the lessons of "IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction," an independent study course sponsored by FEMA's Emergency Management Institute. The booklet contains seven lessons, which are as follows: Lesson 1: 'What is the National Incident Management System?' describes the key concepts and principles of NIMS; Lesson 2: 'Command and Management Under NIMS-Part 1' introduces the benefits of the Incident Command System; Lesson 3: 'Command and Management Under NIMS-Part 2' describes different levels of coordination and variations in incident management; Lesson 4: 'Public Information' introduces the Public Information Systems required by NIMS; Lesson 5: 'Preparedness' identifies the preparedness measures required by NIMS and how local jurisdiction may be affected; Lesson 6: 'Resource Management' describes how NIMS affects the management of resource before, during, and after an incident; and Lesson 7: 'Communications, Information Management, and Supporting Technology' explains how NIMS influences technology in emergency response and the purpose of the NIMS Integration Center.
FEMA Independent Study Program: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/