National Incident Management System


The National Incident Management (NIMS) Integration Center has developed guidelines for ICS training providers that will assist in ensuring that training offered meets the requirements for Homeland Security Presidential Directives 5 and 8, the National Incident Management System, and Governor's Letter of September 2004 which outlined the compliance standards for NIMS.


Homeland Security Presidential Directives were set forth after recognizing from several national events that governments at all levels needed to work better together to prepare, prevent, respond, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size, or complexity. Significant to the directives remains the eligibility for emergency preparedness grant funding. In his letter to the Governors of September 2004, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge specifically highlighted to the maximum extent possible that states, territories, tribes, and local entities are encouraged to achieve full NIMS implementation and institutionalization across the entire response system during FY 2005.


The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services (DFS) will establish a strategic plan designed, developed, and implemented in a phased approach for training programs to meet compliance initiatives with respect to the NIMS requirements that will assist in enhancing state and local emergency response capabilities.


FCAM Reimbursement Form xls format of FCAM_Reimbursement_Form.xls
NIMS Implementation Plan pdf format of nims_implementation_plan.pdf
NIMS Overview Powerpoint Presentation ppt format of nims_overview_audible.ppt
file size 2MB
NIMS Overview Notes in Word Format doc format of nims_overview_notes_pages.doc
file size 19MB
NIMS Overview Notes in Adobe Acrobat Format pdf format of nims_overview_notes_pages.pdf
file size 2MB
NIMS Awareness Powerpoint Presentation ppt format of nims_awareness_07_2004.ppt
NIMS training


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