APRIL 2013 NIMS UPDATE
The roll out of NIMS Compliance Assistance Support Tool (NIMSCAST) has not been scheduled. NIMSCAST reporting will not be available until the roll out of the new NIMSCAST 5.0.
**Training modules for the new NIMSCAST 5.0 are now available: NIMSCAST TRAINING
What is the National Incident Management System (NIMS)?
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment. The State of California adopted NIMS on On February 8, 2005, by Executive Order S-2-05
How is NIMS Integrated?
Follow this link to guidance on SEMS/NIMS Integration as determined by the SEMS Maintenance System: SEMS
How are we doing?
The 2013 NIMS Compliance Assistance Support Tool (NIMSCAST) is NOT YET open for reporting:
Assessments must be completed and rolled up by September 19, 2013, for inclusion into the State of California Annual NIMSCAST report. NIMSCAST reporting annually follows the Federal Fiscal Year (October 2012 to September 2013).
This NIMS page will be updated as California receives updates on NIMS and NIMSCAST. NIMSCAST announcements through mass mailing have been discontinued and are provided through the NIMSCAST system and outreach messages. For NIMSCAST questions and account assistance, contact the California NIMSCAST Coordinator:
The NIMS Compliance Assistance Support Tool (NIMSCAST) is a comprehensive web-based self-assessment instrument hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and designed for the emergency management community for State, territorial, tribal, local governments to evaluate and report their jurisdiction’s achievement of all NIMS implementation activities released since 2004. NIMSCAST was built to assist the nation’s emergency management community to comply with NIMS requirements, as determined by the National Integration Center (NIC). Additionally, HSPD-5 requires Federal Departments and agencies to make adoption of the NIMS by State and local organizations a condition for Federal preparedness assistance. NIMSCAST facilitates the adoption of the NIMS by State, local, and tribal governments in order to meet the requirement established in HSPD-5.
One of the key components of compliance with NIMS and qualify for Federal Preparedness Grant Funding is on-going training and credentialing. Displayed below are a number of different links and documents that will assist in identifying required training, locations providing training, and training plans.
Link to the MOST CURRENT NIMS Training Plan
NIMS Cal EMA Compliant Training Reference Chart 6-12.docx
CalEMA NIMS Training Information: CalEMA Training and Response
California State Training Institute(CSTI) - CSTI
FEMA-Emergency Management Institute
National Fire Academy
Archived NIMS Compliance Objectives