Information Bulletin Number 0709103

IS-706 NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid Course Now On-Line

Course Information: This FEMA, web-based course provides State, local, and tribal emergency response
and coordination personnel an introduction to NIMS intrastate mutual aid. The course discusses the purpose
and benefits of mutual aid and assistance, the emphasis that NIMS places on mutual aid and assistance, and
explains how to understand mutual aid and assistance agreements and mutual aid operational plans.
Course Length: The overall length of the course will vary individually.
IS706 takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete.
Course Objectives: After completing the course, participants will be able to:
* Describe the purpose, benefits, and uses of mutual aid and assistance.
* Explain how mutual aid and assistance agreements relate to NIMS.
* Identify what information should be included in a mutual aid and assistance agreement.
* Explain the process for developing mutual aid and assistance agreements.
* Identify the elements of a mutual aid and assistance operational plan.
Course Completion: The course is available at When you
have completed the course, the final examination is available online too. Fill out the student information
and submit the test for scoring. The Emergency Management Institute's (EMI) Independent Study Office
will notify you via email of your successful completion of the course and will send you a course certificate.
Pre-requisite: The prerequisite for this course is IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS),
An Introduction.
Questions: Please contact the course manager, Maria Moore at (301)
447-1501 or