"NEWS" 2016 NIMS Assessment to be sent out: August 19, 2016
2016 NIMS Assessment due date: October 21, 2016
The 2015 Assessment: California had 100% participation from Operational Areas (OA) and reporting State Agencies in the required annual assessment. Cal OES will provide the 2016 assessment after FEMA releases in mid-August.
The 2016 due date is October 21, 2016. For more information, contact SharedMail_NIMS@CalOES.ca.gov. Cal OES is currently making contact with the Operational Areas to ensure the current points of contact have not changed. If your Operational Area/County has a change, please be sure to notify us.
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.
Nate Ortiz(916) 845-8799 officeNate.Ortiz@CaloOES.ca.gov
Cindy Shipley(916) 845-8753 officeCynthia.Shipley@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