NIMS Training

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.

NIMS Roles and Training Courses

Incident Role

Necessary Training Courses

Entry Level

First Line, Single Resource, Field Supervisors

Middle Management, Strike Team Leaders, Division Supervisors, and EOC Staff

Command and General Staff, Area, Emergency and EOC Managers

Additional NIMS Training

SMART Sectors


Phone: (716) 858-7690
Fax: (716) 858-8701

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
95 Franklin Street, 9th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202