Eastern Michigan University

Environmental Health & Safety

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National Incident Management System

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.

NIMS works hand in hand with the National Response Framework (NRF). NIMS provides the template for the management of incidents, while the NRF provides the structure and mechanisms for national-level policy for incident management.

Eastern Michigan University has adopted NIMS as our standard system for handling incidents on campus.  The EMU Emergency Management Office believes it is important for every stakeholder on campus to understand their role in the Incident Command System.  

We offer customizable classroom presentations on NIMS.  We also are happy to assist you in taking the online courses.  Please click here to access the recommended courses for online ICS training.