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Training & NIMS

All federal preparedness assistance is contingent on your town's compliance with NIMS. NIMS is a comprehensive national approach to incident management, applicable at all jurisdictional levels and across functional disciplines. NIMS provides a consistent nationwide approach for federal, state, tribal entities, local governments, and private and non-governmental organizations to work effectively and efficiently together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size, or complexity. As of October 1, 2006, all federal preparedness assistance is contingent upon your town's compliance with NIMS.

These NIMS course requirements for the Emergency Management/Civil Preparedness Department by personnel level are as follows:

Entry Level
• FEMA IS-700
• ICS-100: or equivalent

First Line, Single Resource
• IS-700, ICS-100 and ICS-200:or its equivalent

Middle Management, EOC Staff, etc.
• IS-700, IS-800 NRP, ICS-100, ICS-200 and in FY07, ICS-300

Emergency and EOC Managers
• IS-700, IS-800, ICS-100, ICS-200 and in FY07, ICS-300 and ICS-400

The course titles are as follows:
• ICS-100 Introduction to ICS (Incident Command System)
• ICS-200 Basic ICS
• ICS-300 Intermediate ICS
• ICS-400 Advanced ICS Command & General Staff – Complex Incidents
• IS-700: NIMS, An Introduction
• IS-800 National Response Plan (NRP)

Our director and his deputies have completed all of the above courses for Emergency and EOC Managers and obtained certification. The remainder of the staff is working their way towards completing their requirements.
Designated members have completed radiological training and received certification.

New Professional Development courses are now available and are now required for the Directory and Deputy positions.