National Incident Management System Refresh: National Engagement Period will conclude at 5:00 pm EDT on May 9, 2016.
Cal OES is commenting on the NIMS update. Stakeholders may also comment directly by following instructions in the below NIMS Alert. National engagement provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on the draft of the refreshed NIMS, so that it reflects the collective expertise and experience of the whole community.
-To review the draft of the refreshed NIMS, visit: https://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system/national-engagement.
-To provide input, complete the feedback matrix and submit it to FEMA-NIMS@fema.dhs.gov.
-FEMA is hosting a series of 60-minute engagement webinars to highlight key proposed changes to NIMS and answer participant questions about submitting feedback. All webinars are open to the whole community. For more information on the webinars, visit: https://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system/national-engagement.
The 2015 Assessment: California had 100% participation from Operational Areas (OA) and State Agencies in the required annual assessment. Cal OES will provide the 2016 assessment after FEMA releases it later in the year. The 2016 due date is September 30, 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.
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