This course has been reviewed and is not current with the National Preparedness System. This course will remain available until December 31, 2013, and will then be removed from the Independent Study Program.
This interactive computer-based course introduces you to the Communications and Information Management component of 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. Effective emergency management and incident response activities rely on flexible communications and information systems that provide a common operating picture to emergency management/response personnel and their affiliated organizations. Establishing and maintaining a common operating picture and ensuring accessibility and interoperability are the principal goals of the Communications and Information Management component of NIMS. Properly planned, established, and applied communications enable the dissemination of information among command and support elements and, as appropriate, cooperating agencies and organizations.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Individuals with emergency management responsibilities including prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
IS-700.a NIMS An Introduction
Last Modified: 9/19/2012
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Emergency Management Institute
16825 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Switchboard: (301) 447-1000
Admissions Fax: (301) 447-1658
FEMA Independent Study Program
Office: (301)447-1200 Fax: (301)447-1201
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