California successfully submitted the 2017 National Incident Management System (NIMS) Implementation Assessment to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with 100% participation from California Operational Areas (OAs) and required State Agencies.
In March 2018, Cal OES began outreach to OAs and required State Agencies to update the Master Point of Contact (POC) List.
The annual NIMS Implementation Assessment provides the state a self-assessment to evaluate and report on California’s Operational Areas and required State Agencies’ implementation of NIMS.
Upon FEMA’s release in mid-August, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) begins providing the 2018 NIMS assessment to OAs and required State Agencies for completion and return by September 28, 2018. Cal OES compiles and aggregates the sixteen-question responses from each OA and required State Agencies to produce the State’s NIMS assessment. For assessment purposes, it is the sole discretion of the OAs to collect information from its sub-jurisdictions to roll into their totals, which Cal OES will use. Cal OES uploads final assessment totals to the FEMA Unified Reporting Tool (URT) to meet compliancy.
For more information, submit questions to SharedMail_NIMS@CalOES.ca.gov.
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. The State of California adopted NIMS on February 8, 2005, by Executive Order
The NIMS reporting tool is a MS Excel based self-assessment instrument developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and designed for the emergency management community for State, territorial, tribal, local governments to evaluate and report their jurisdiction's achievement of all NIMS implementation activities released since 2004. The NIMS Data Collection Tool was developed to assist the nation's emergency management community to comply with the NIMS requirements, as determined by the National Integration Center (NIC). HSPD-5 requires Federal Departments and agencies to make adoption of the NIMS by State and local organizations a condition for Federal preparedness assistance.
Clifford Viernes(916) 845-8779 officeClifford.Viernes@caloes.ca.gov
One of the key components of compliance with NIMS and qualifier for Federal Preparedness Grant Funding is on-going training and credentialing. Displayed below are a number of different links and documents that will assist in identifying required training, locations providing training, and training plans.
For NIMS Training, please contact the California State Training Institute (CSTI).
NIMS Training Plan -(current model for California, for more information contact CSTI)
California State Training Institute - CSTI
FEMA- Emergency Management Institute
National Preparedness Resource Library