FEMA seeks comments on the National Incident Management System (NIMS)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking comments on National Incident Management System (NIMS) Resource Management component documents that enhance interoperability and the effectiveness of mutual aid. Please find additional details on the documents as well as information on upcoming webinars designed to provide clarity on the NIMS documents. Each of the webinars are open to the whole community, including individuals and communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and all governments. All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Public feedback is requested on the following:

  • NIMS Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Skillsets User Guide and 17 EOC Skillsets to help create a national vocabulary for EOC personnel qualifications, while remaining flexible for the diversity of EOC organization structures;
  • NQS EOC Director and Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS) Job Titles/Position Qualifications that define minimum qualifications criteria for personnel serving in these positions;
  • NQS EOC Director and Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS) Position Task Books (PTB) that identify the competencies, behaviors, and tasks that personnel should demonstrate to become qualified for a these positions.

Webinar #1: Thursday April 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Webinar #2: Tuesday April 17, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Webinar #3: Thursday April 19, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Webinar #4: Tuesday April 24, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

To review the documents and for additional webinar information, visit: https://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system/national-engagement. If you wish to submit comments, please send those to Marty Williams at mwilliams@apwa.net before 5:00pm EDT, Monday, May 1, 2018. You may also submit comments directly to FEMA at FEMA-NIMS@fema.dhs.gov, before 5:00 pm EDT on May 9, 2018.