IS-700.B NIMS An Introduction

Category: Incident Management System (IMS)

Course Summary

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.

Intended Audience

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

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Describe the intent of NIMS
  • Describe the key concepts and principles underlying NIMS
  • Describe the purpose of the NIMS Components including: Preparedness, Communications and Information Management, Resource Management, and Command and Management
  • 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.

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills, Financial Planning and Management Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


3 hours

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

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

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

October 31, 2013