nctcog logo
Emergency Preparedness
navigation bar

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Developed by the Secretary of Homeland Security at the request of the President, the National Incident Management System (NIMS) integrates effective practices in emergency preparedness and response into a comprehensive national framework for incident management. The NIMS will enable responders at all levels to work together more effectively to manage domestic incidents no matter what the cause, size or complexity. The benefits of the NIMS system will be significant:

  • Standardized organizational structures, processes and procedures;
  • Standards for planning, training and exercising, and personnel qualification standards;
  • Equipment acquisition and certification standards;
  • Interoperable communications processes, procedures and systems;
  • Information management systems; and
  • Supporting technologies – voice and data communications systems, information systems, data display systems and specialized technologies.

Executive Order RP40 - Relating to the designation of the National Incident Management System as the incident management system for the State of Texas (February 23, 2005) [PDF]

Governor's Division of Emergency Management NIMS letter - June 27, 2005 [PDF]

NIMS Federal Website

NIMS Training Information

2011 NIMS Training Program [PDF]

NIMS Course Listings

NIMS Implementation Chart FY09


Click here for more information about what your jurisdiction needs to do to meet the NIMS requirements.

For more information contact Marcie Bruner




 North Central Texas Council of Governments | 616 Six Flags Drive P.O. Box 5888 Arlington, TX 76005-5888
 Main Operator: (817) 640-3300 | Fax: (817) 640-7806