DHSEM will be hosting a feedback session to gather comments for FEMA’s refreshed NIMS.
We recommend participating in one of the FEMA Webinars and reviewing the draft materials prior to this workshop.
Class Times: 04/28 09:00 - 11:00
Location: Bernalillo County OEM Atrium
6840 2nd Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
NM-111 - National Incident Management System Workshop
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the refreshed National Incident Management System (NIMS) for a 30-day National Engagement Period. National engagement provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on the draft of the refreshed NIMS, so that it reflects the collective expertise and experience of the whole community. The National Engagement Period will conclude at 5:00 pm EDT May 9, 2016.
FEMA supports the mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation by working to improve the ability of all to manage incidents, events and emergencies.
NIMS provides a consistent and common approach and vocabulary to enable the whole community to work together seamlessly and manage all threats and hazards. NIMS applies to all incidents, regardless of cause, size, location or complexity.
The draft NIMS:
· Reiterates the concepts and principles of the original 2004 version and the updated 2008 version;
· Reflects and incorporates lessons learned from exercises and real world incidents and policy updates, such as the National Preparedness System and the 2013 NIMS Intelligence/Investigation Function Guidance and Field Operations Guide;
· Reflects progress in resource typing and mutual aid and builds a foundation for the development of a national qualification system;
· Clarifies that NIMS is more than just the Incident Command System (ICS) and that it applies to all stakeholders with roles in incident management across all five mission areas (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery);
· Provides guidance on a common structure and activation levels for operations and coordination centers, including Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), through new Center Management System (CMS) guidance;
· Note that while we will continue to track NIMS implementation, the adoption of CMS is not mandatory as part of preparedness grants;
· Explains the relationship among ICS, CMS, and Multiagency Coordination Groups (MAC Groups); and
· Enhances guidance on information management processes to improve data collection plans, social media integration and the use of geographic information systems (GIS).
FEMA is hosting a series of 60-minute engagement webinars to highlight key proposed changes to NIMS and answer participant questions about submitting feedback. All webinars are open to the whole community.
Because each engagement webinar will cover the same information, please choose the session most convenient for you. Advance registration is required due to space limitations. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. To register, click on your preferred webinar session from the list below.
Webinar 1: Monday, April 18, 11:00 a.m. EDT
Webinar 2: Tuesday, April 19, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Webinar 3: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. EDT
Webinar 4: Wednesday, April 20, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Webinar 5: Thursday, April 21, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Webinar 6: Monday, April 25, 12:00 p.m. EDT
Webinar 7: Tuesday, April 26, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Webinar 8: Wednesday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. EDT
Webinar 9: Thursday, April 28, 5:00 p.m. EDT
Webinar 10: Monday, May 2, 12:00 p.m. EDT
Local Preparedness Coordinator
New Mexico Department of Homeland Security
and Emergency Management