This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manual from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is designed to help prepare participants for deployment to a domestic incident. Responding to incidents requires that we must be ready, willing, and able to deploy at a moment's notice. This course provides personnel with practical tips and advice for incident deployment.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Prepare for deployment, including detailing what information to gather, what steps to take, and what things to pack.
Check in when arriving at the assigned location.
Acclimate to the working and living conditions at the assigned incident facility.
Take care of themselves during deployment.
Maintain standards for accountability.
Complete the check-out process.
Each day communities respond to numerous emergencies. Most often, these incidents are managed effectively at the local level. However, there are some incidents that may require a collaborative approach that includes personnel from: Multiple jurisdictions, a combination of specialties or disciplines, several levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector. The National Incident Management System, or NIMS, provides the foundation needed to ensure that we can work together when our communities and the Nation need us the most. NIMS integrates best practices into a comprehensive, standardized framework that is flexible enough to be applicable across the full spectrum of potential incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity. Using NIMS allows us to work together to prepare for, prevent, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents.
The National Incident Management System (NIMS):
Integrates existing best practices into a consistent, nationwide approach to domestic incident management.
Defines what needs to be done to prepare for, prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from a major event, how it needs to be done, and how well it needs to be done.
Provides a systematic approach for all levels of government, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work seamlessly together.
Applies to all incidents regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity.
All incidents coordinated by Federal agencies are managed using NIMS principles and structures.