IS-700 National Incident Management System
(NIMS), An Introduction
On February 28, 2003, President
Bush issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5.
HSPD-5 directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and
National Incident Management System (NIMS).
NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all
and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic
You can also find information about NIMS at
This course introduces NIMS and
takes approximately three hours to complete.
It explains the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of
The course also contains "Planning Activity" screens giving you an
complete some planning tasks during this course.
The planning activity screens are printable so that you can use them
after you complete the course.