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Incident Command System (ICS) & the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Implementation Activities for Hospitals and Medical Systems
On September 12, 2006 the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Integration Center released the initial version of the NIMS Implementation Activities for Hospitals and Healthcare Systems, which identified specific implementation measures for healthcare organizations. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) required that participating hospitals complete Elements 7, 9, 10 and 11 by the end of FY 2006 (August 30, 2007).
On June 13, 2008 FEMA's Incident Management System Integration Division (formerly NIMS Integration Center) released a revised NIMS Implementation Objectives specific for Hospital and Healthcare Organizations. These revised standards now include 14 objectives that healthcare organizations are encouraged to work toward in order to achieve NIMS compliance.
Currently, OSDH highly encourages health care entities to become NIMS compliant by following current NIMS Implementation Objectives for Healthcare, outlined by ASPR in their NIMS Implementation Objectives for Healthcare
NIMS Training Resources
Incident Command System (ICS) courses can be taken online at: www.training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/crslist.asp
Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security website lists additional training opportunities available in Oklahoma. Check it out at:
Training FAQ's <rather than link to a really ugly and old looking document, my opinion is that we just copy and paste relevant information from that page to ours. And then link to OKOHS for everything else NIMS related.>
Who has to take NIMS and ICS training?
It is highly recommended that all personnel potentially involved in an emergency response take the Entry Level classes. The links will take you directly to that course webpage on the FEMA website.
* ICS-100: Introduction to ICS or equivalent – there are several versions of ICS 100, depending on which discipline you work in (school, hospital, etc.). Please select your discipline to complete the course.
First Line, Single Resource, Field Supervisors. The link will take you to the course webpage.
* IS-700, ICS-100 and ICS-200: Basic ICS or its equivalent
Middle Management: Strike Team Leaders, Division Supervisors, EOC Staff, etc. This link will take you to the Oklahoma Department of Homeland Security, who is responsible for coordinating all NIMS and ICS training throughout the state. To register for ICS 300, please follow the instructions on that web page.
Command and General Staff; Area, Emergency and EOC Managers. This link will take you to the Oklahoma Department of Homeland Security, who is responsible for coordinating all NIMS and ICS training throughout the state. To register for ICS 300, please follow the instructions on that web page.
* IS-700, IS-800, ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, and ICS-400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff
What about elected officials?
What training do I need to be an ICS instructor?
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