-- National Incident Management System
training is fast becoming the minimum training level for anyone
who desires to assist in emergency and disaster recovery efforts.
Many agencies will not allow you to participate if you do not have
Per the FEMA website: “On February 28, 2003, President Bush
issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5. HSPD-5 directed
the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and administer a
National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent
nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and
nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic
Therefore, I strongly encourage ALL MEMBERS to follow the link
provided below, and complete this mandatory training. The training
is free; the only thing it will cost you is some time.
Please note the following directions:
Unless you are really "up to speed" on Incident Command,
I suggest you take the basic course (IS-100.FW
Introduction to the Incident Command System, I-100)
before you try the REQUIRED course (IS-700
National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction).
The final tests for both courses are online and will result in a certificates being
sent to you as well as accreditation in FEMA's training database.
When you take the final exam, you will see a drop-down box asking
for your business code -- select "Other", in the business
type drop-down box below this, select "Ham radio".