National Incident Management System (NIMS)
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all first responder organizations and other critical agencies to work together effectively during a domestic incident or event. Homeland Security Presidential Directive #5 (HSPD-5) directs Federal Departments to make the adoption of NIMS by the States a condition of eligibility for Federal preparedness grants. Vermont will comply with this Directive as outlined in Vermont's NIMS Implementation Plan. This plan is relevant to all first responder organizations, relevant representatives in municipalities with emergency response and support responsibilities, elected and appointed officials, relevant hospital personnel as identified, emergency support personnel, relevant school officials and relevant private industry and non-governmental organizations.
The NIMS Working Group has agreed that NIMS measurements and metrics will be assessed through an annual NIMS Survey sent to all stakeholders for completion. Based on the FY06 NIMS Baseline Survey, progress will be measured annually and strategies will be put into place to assist stakeholders in achieving success. The completion of the annual NIMS Survey is required as a condition to receiving Federal Preparedness Grants. You may complete the current NIMS Progress Survey by selecting the appropriate link below:
Sample NIMS documents and templates are available under the NIMS Compliance Menu in the top/right corner of this page. For more information, including the Implementation Activity Schedule, NIMS compliance, ICS training, templates and lessons learned please visit the NIMS Resource Center.