National Resource Typing
Message from Captain Rick Hopkins, NIMS Coordinator
As the state NIMS Coordinator, in partnership with the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, I am requesting your assistance in updating Vermont’s resource typing information. The Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security are required, by a condition of Department of Homeland Security grants, to “inventory response assets to conform to NIMS National Resource Typing Definitions, as defined by FEMA Incident Management Systems Division” and then validate them. Your organization likely was involved in the 2008 Resource typing project, and you should find this one to be quite similar. There have been updates to National Resource Typing Definitions including new resources as well as revised definitions of resources so please carefully compare your resources to the new definitions.
This information is vital in the statewide effort to document the first responder capabilities within the state. Incident Commanders and Emergency managers at the local and state levels will use this information to make decisions when responding to incidents and disasters. The information is also needed to measure NIMS compliance as required by the federal government. Organizations that are not NIMS compliant are not eligible for federal preparedness grants including, but not limited to, all Department of Homeland Security Grants (DHS), DHS Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) Grants and Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG).
Resource Typing Forms By Discipline
For more information, including the complete Resource Typing Definitions by Discipline, please visit the Resource Management section of the FEMA web site.