Team Mandatory Compliance Trainings

Training page links:

Note: New Responders e-Learn Web Training (See Below)

MUST Do’s!!!!  Mandatory training requirements from HHS /NDMS in order to be deployable

Before you can deploy you must have IS 100, 200, 700.a, 800.b COMPLETED or you will be denied participation!

Here are the links for NIMS / ICS web based training. Please complete these ASAP.

NIMS / ICS – Many people are new to NDMS/DMAT and the many acronyms used in our system. Below you will find some information to help you understand what is being talked about here.

What is NIMS?

NIMS is the first-ever standardized approach to incident management and response. Developed by the Department of Homeland Security and released in March 2004, it establishes a uniform set of processes and procedures that emergency responders at all levels of government will use to conduct response operations.

Developed by the Secretary of Homeland Security at the request of the President, the National Incident Management System (NIMS) integrates effective practices in emergency response into a comprehensive national framework for incident management.

The NIMS will enable responders at all levels to work together more effectively and efficiently to manage domestic incidents no matter what the cause, size or complexity, including catastrophic acts of terrorism and disasters.

Federal agencies also are required to use the NIMS framework in domestic incident management and in support of state and local incident response and recovery activities.
The benefits of the NIMS system is significant:

Standardized organizational structures, processes and procedures

Standards for planning, training and exercising

Personnel qualification standards

Equipment acquisition and certification standards

Interoperable communications processes, procedures and systems

Information management systems with a commonly accepted architecture

Supporting technologies – voice and data communications systems, information systems, data display systems, specialized technologies

Publication management processes and activities

What is the Incident Command System (ICS)?

ICS is a standardized on-scene incident management concept designed specifically to allow responders to adopt an integrated organizational structure equal to the complexity and demands of any single incident or multiple incidents without being hindered by jurisdictional boundaries.

In the early 1970s, ICS was developed to manage rapidly moving wildfires and to address the following problems:

Too many people reporting to one supervisor

Different emergency response organizational structures

Lack of reliable incident information

Inadequate and incompatible communications

Lack of structure for coordinated planning among agencies

Unclear lines of authority

Terminology differences among agencies

Unclear or unspecified incident objectives

In 1980, federal officials transitioned ICS into a national program called the National Interagency Incident Management System (NIIMS), which became the basis of a response management system for all federal agencies with wildfire management responsibilities. Since then, many federal agencies have endorsed the use of ICS, and several have mandated its use.

An ICS enables integrated communication and planning by establishing a manageable span of control. An ICS divides an emergency response into five manageable functions essential for emergency response operations: Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics, and Finance and Administration. Figure 1 shows a typical ICS structure 

ICS Structure

Figure 1 - ICS Structure

Use the links to complete the required training for the Team.  You have the option of completing it on line (See next page for EMI in the web based training area) or we hope to begin classes in February to have monthly classes in 4 – 6 hour blocks to complete the training for those with limited access to computers or the internet.


Responders e-Learn - Web Training

Responder e-Learn is an integrated medical, public health, preparedness and response educational curriculum sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Click here to go there now.

HHS / NDMS has a “NEW” on-line training for core competencies that must be completed as soon as possible.  Please follow the link below to access the web based training.

The web based course(s) is replacing all the previous “Core Competencies” training you may have completed years before from UMBC for NDMS employees to deploy.   

Currently, there is only one (1) module to complete; others will soon follow.  We will notify the membership via this web page and by email as more courses become available.

All NDMS employees need to complete the courses listed with an “N” in front of the course number.  (example: N-1000: Course Part 1 - Introduction to the Organization)

Note:  As soon as you have log-in, please change your password.  To change your password, please click on the "My Information" link and then click on the "Change Password" link.  Enter your new password and then re-enter again to verify it.

It is highly recommended that you take the Responders e-Learn Learning Management System (LMS) Multimedia Tutorial before you login.  To take the LMS multimedia tutorial, please click here.

TO LOG ON to the Responder e-Learn Online Training: you will need to enter your Web-training Username. Your Responder e-Learn Web-Training Username is the First initial of your First Name; your First 2 initials of your Last Name; followed by your Last 5 numbers of your SS#. All letters must be typed in UPPERCASE. For the initial sign-on, your Username and Password will be the same. To login and take the courses, please click here.

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