National Incident Management System (NIMS)
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment.
The NIMS Compliance Assistance Support Tool (NIMSCAST)
This is a link to the NIMS Compliance Assistance Support Tool (NIMSCAST) allowing state, territorial, tribal, and local governments to evaluate and report their achievements of NIMS related activities.
Tips on how to use the NIMSCAST tool
This is a link to a document which will provide tips on how to use the NIMSCAST tool
FEMA frequently asked questions page about NIMS compliance
This is a link to FEMA's frequently asked questions page about NIMS compliance.
FEMA NIMS Resource Management & Mutual Aid
This link will take you to the FEMA NIMS Resource Center which provides links about NIMS information, documents, components, implementation, compliance, briefings, training, and more.
NIMS Incident Resource Center (IRIS)
This link will take you to the information page on NIMS Incident Resource Center (IRIS), which allows emergency responders to enter typed resources and select specific resources for mutual aid purposes based upon mission requirements, capability of resources, and response time.
National Response Framework (NRF)
Provides the structure and mechanisms for national-level policy for incident management.