These are independent study courses utilizing the FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS)

EMI has revised the ICS 100 course to reflect lessons learned since its release in 2006. This course is NIMS compliant and uses the objectives developed collaboratively by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, the United States Fire Administration, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Emergency Management Institute.

Note: IS-100.b is an updated version of the IS-100.a course. If you have successfully completed IS-100 or IS-100.a, you may want to review the new version of the course. For credentialing purposes, the courses are equivalent.

ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The Emergency Management Institute developed its ICS courses collaboratively with:

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Programs Branch

NIMS Compliance

This course is NIMS compliant and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements for I-100.

Primary Audience

Persons involved with emergency planning, response or recovery efforts.

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.3

Course Length:

3 hours

Course Overview

ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS. 
The Emergency Management Institute developed ICS its ICS courses collaboratively with:

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • United State Fire Administration’s National Fire Programs Branch
Note: IS-200.b is an updated version of the IS-200 course. If you have successfully completed IS-200 or IS-200.a, you may want to review the new version of the course. For credentialing purposes, the courses are equivalent.

NIMS Compliance

This course is NIMS compliant and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements for IS-200.

Primary Audience

Persons involved with emergency planning, response or recovery efforts.

Prerequisites

  • IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System is required.
  • Completion of IS 700.A, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction is recommended.

CEUs:

0.3

Course Length:

3 hours

Course Overview

This course introduces and overviews the 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 incidents.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the intent of NIMS.
  2. Describe the key concepts and principles underlying NIMS. 
  3. Describe the purpose of the NIMS Components including: Preparedness, Communications and Information Management, Resource Management, and Command and Management.
  4. Describe the purpose of the National Integration Center.

Note: This course provides a basic introduction to NIMS. It is not designed to replace Incident Command System and position-specific training.

Primary Audience

Individuals with emergency management responsibilities including prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.3

Course Length:

3 hours

This course is currently being reviewed and revised to incorporate new information from the recently revised National Response Framework. This course will remain available for completion until the revised course is implemented.

Course Overview

The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, you will be able to describe:

  • The purpose of the National Response Framework.
  • The response doctrine established by the National Response Framework.
  • The roles and responsibilities of entities as specified in the National Response Framework.
  • The actions that support national response.
  • The response organizations used for multiagency coordination.
  • How planning relates to national preparedness.

You can find more information about the National Response Framework by clicking on the following link www.fema.gov/nrf

Additional Resources

  • What’s new in the NRF?

Primary Audience

This course is intended for government executives, private-sector and nongovernmental organization (NGO) leaders, and emergency management practitioners. This includes senior elected and appointed leaders, such as Federal department or agency heads, State Governors, mayors, tribal leaders, and city or county officials – those who have a responsibility to provide for effective response.

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.3

Course Length:

3 hours