ICS 700 | National Incident Management System

National Incident Management System (NIMS) | ICS 700

The Course begins with an introduction to what and why of the National Incident Management System.  The course then further discusses  the underlaying reason for the need and principles of  such a system. The course further discusses the organization of such a system, handling resources and how it interconnects with other command and coordination structures like Emergency organisation center, Joint Information System , and Multiagency Coordination Groups.

The course is divided into the following eight units, plus the Course Introduction:

  • Course Introduction
  • Unit 1: Fundamentals and Concepts of NIMS
  • Unit 2: NIMS Resource Management
  • Unit 3: NIMS Management Characteristics
  • Unit 4: Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Unit 5: Emergency Operations Centers (E O C)
  • Unit 6: Other NIMS Structures and Interconnectivity
  • Unit 7: Communications and Information Management
  • Unit 8: Course Summary

Core Concepts & Takeaways

  • Describe and identify the key concepts, principles, scope, and applicability underlying NIMS.
  • Describe activities and methods for managing resources.
  • Describe the NIMS Management Characteristics.
  • Identify and describe Incident Command System (ICS) organizational structures.
  • Explain Emergency Operations Center (EOC) functions, common models for staff organization, and activation levels.
  • Explain the interconnectivity within the NIMS Command and Coordination structures:  ICS, EOC, Joint Information System (JIS), and Multiagency Coordination Groups (MAC Groups).
  • Identify and describe the characteristics of communications and information systems, effective communication, incident information, and communication standards and formats.

Important Notes:

  • If you only want to take the online course for CME credit, you can pay here.  The fee for online-only does NOT include a skills session nor (re)certification.  You will receive a certificate for one CME credit after successful completion of the course.
  • This course is part of the EMT Recertification  curriculum and the Initial EMT Course.  If you sign up for one of those courses, you will be automatically enrolled in this course. Click here for scheduled courses.
  • To get credit for this course, you must watch all the lessons in their entirety, the course review, and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75% or better.

Course Curriculum

National Incident Management System [NIMS] | ICS 700

  • Lesson 0 – Chapter Introduction
  • Lesson 1 – Fundamentals and Concepts of NIMS
  • Lesson 2 – NIMS Management Characteristics
  • Lesson 3 – NIMS Management Characteristics
  • Lesson 4 – Incident Command System
  • Lesson 5 – Emergency Operations Centres (EOC)
  • Lesson 6 – Other NIMS structures and Interconnectivity
  • Lesson 7 – Communication and Information management
  • Lesson 8 – Chapter Review
  • ICEM | ICS 700 | National Incident Management System | QUIZ
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