National Incident Management System (NIMS)


The 2015 NIMS Data Collection Tool will be provideded through e-mail to Operational Areas (OA) and State Agency contacts. 

What is the National Incident Management System (NIMS)?
The National Incident Management System (NIMSprovides 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 February 8, 2005, by Executive Order S-2-05

NIMS Document.pdf 

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 2014 NIMS Data Collection Tool was completed by the Operational Areas and State Agencies.  Assessments were compiled and rolled up in December 2014, for inclusion into the State of California Annual NIMS report.  For NIMS questions, contact the California NIMS Data Collection Tool Coordinator:  
Nate Ortiz (916) 845-8799 or by email

Cindy Shipley (916) 845-8753 or by email

The NIMS reporting tool is a MS Excel based self-assessment instrument developed 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.  The NIMS Data Collection Tool was developed to assist the nation's emergency management community to comply with the NIMS requirements, as determined by the National Integration Center (NIC).  HSPD-5 requires Federal Departments and agencies to make adoption of the NIMS by State and local organizations a condition for Federal preparedness assistance.

NIMS Training
One of the key components of compliance with NIMS and qualifier 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 OES Compliant Training Reference Chart 6-12.docx

Cal OES NIMS Training Information: Cal OES Training and Response
California State Training Institute(CSTI) - CSTI

FEMA-Emergency Management Institute
National Fire Academy 

Archived NIMS Compliance Objectives