DHS/FEMA has created a centralized Internet portal related to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) to serve as a resource for emergency managers and first responders.
The site also includes information about the NIMS Integration Center (NIC), and in the future will expand to reflect a focus on key NIMS areas and functions such as standards and resources, system compliance and evaluation, and research and publications.
The new site (http://www.fema.gov/nims) offers emergency managers a complete listing of NIMS requirements, tools and resources, and general information on DHS”s new incident management and maintenance plans. The site will include information about the assessment process, compliance criteria, NIMS-related training, and implementation timelines. As NIMS implementation moves forward, relevant information
will be posted on the page, which also can be accessed by a direct link from FEMA”s home page, http://www.fema.gov. NIMS users can also ask specific questions or share information by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Disaster Research 409, July 17