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National Incident Management System (NIMS) All-Hazard Incident Management Teams (AHIMT) National Logistics Workshop March 18, 2008
Fire activity since 1/1/2008: TFS 528 fires for 653, 865 acres FD 4, 702 fires for 250, 258 acres
Fire activity for the last seven days: TFS 84 fires for 178, 800 acres FD 162 fires for 14, 945 acres
RED FLAG WARNINGS Tue 3 -18 -08
NIMS Changes • New updated NIMS Document • New updated National Response Framework Document • Rearranged the Components of NIMS • “Intelligence/Information function” changed to “Intelligence /Investigation function” • Credentialing
NIMS Implementation by Federal Departments and Agencies, • Letter dated September 9, 2004 • All Federal departments and agencies are required to adopt the NIMS and use it in their individual domestic incident management and emergency prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities, as well as in support of all actions taken to assist State or local entities. As a primary or support agency for the National Response Plan (NRP), it is critical that your department or agency implement the NIMS.
NIMS Compliance and Technical Assistance • In 2004, DHS released the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as required by Homeland Security Presidential Directives(HSPD) HSPD-5 Management of Domestic Incidents and HSPD-8 Preparedness. • HSPD-5 established and designated the National Integration Center (NIC) Incident Management Systems Division as the lead federal entity to coordinate NIMS compliance. • Its primary function is to ensure that NIMS remains an accurate and effective management tool through refining and adapting compliance requirements to address ongoing preparedness needs.
National Integration Center (NIC) Incident Management Systems Division (IMSD) • Its primary function is to ensure that NIMS remains an accurate and effective management tool through refining and adapting compliance requirements to address ongoing preparedness needs.
Revised Federal Response Document - NRF • On September 10, 2007, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) completed an extensive review of the National Response Plan (NRP). • As a result of this review, the NRP was renamed the National Response Framework (NRF), and changes were made to better align the document with its intended purpose.
National Response Framework • Retains the same core principles contained in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) by which first responders from different jurisdictions and disciplines can work together to respond to natural disasters and emergencies, including acts of terrorism.
National Response Framework • Also encourages a higher state of readiness by drawing a sharper focus on the value of preparedness activities that can improve response across all jurisdictions: planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, and applying lessons learned. • Mastery of these key tasks supports unity of effort, and thus our ability to save lives, protect property, and meet basic human needs.
National Response Framework • There is a new IS-800 Course http: //training. fema. gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS 800 b. asp • If you are working on the IS-800 a, then you must submit the exam before March 31, 2008.
Revised NIMS Document • The NIMS document was revised in 2007 to reflect contributions from stakeholders around the Nation and lessons learned from recent incidents. • The revision focused on clarifying concepts, issues, and topics within the document without any major policy changes. • The document was reorganized to reflect the linear progression of emergency management and incident response, and diagrams and textboxes were added to increase clarity and highlight key concepts.
NIMS Components • COMMAND MANAGEMENT • PREPAREDNESS • RESOURCE MANAGEMENT • COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT • SUPPORTING TECHNOLOGIES • ONGOING MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE • • • 2008 PREPAREDNESS COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COMMAND MANAGEMENT ONGOING MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE
Intelligence/Investigation Function • Can be a unit within Plans Section • Can be a Separate General Staff section • Can be a Group or Branch within Operations Section • Can be a member of the Command Staff • Why do you care? You have to take care of their needs.
CREDENTIALING • Major focus for FY 2008 • With NIMS/NRF, there will be Needed Functional Capabilities • With each position, there are Competencies & Associated Behaviors • If you are not qualified already, must meet those Competencies and Behaviors. • For training, there will training guidance with NIMS Core Curriculum. • Receive CREDENTIALS
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO LOGISTICANS • We are considered to be the experts in ICS • We don’t own ICS anymore • ICS is a part of the National Incident Management System • Important that you understand NIMS changes and are capable of talking the talk
A Road Forward Stephen N. Foley, Program Manager AHIMT, Technical Assistance Program United States Fire Administration March, 2008
Program Overview • National Response-Common Threads ICS-300 and ICS-400 Course Update – AHIMT-Technical Assistance Program – National Exercise Planning –
NIMS / NRF Integration • Update/revise USFA/NFA courses as necessary – DVD on post NIMS/NRF revisions – ESF Web Based Awareness Training-in process – Updates IS 800. b on line
ICS-300 and ICS-400 • Based on learning objectives developed by NWCG, NFP-USFA, and EMI: – Use “all-hazards” strategies. – Designed for operational first responders. – EMI/USFA courses being integrated w/exercise packages. -May 2008
Technical Assistance Program w • – AHIMT -6 -day AHIMT course • Position-specific training • Field Training-rotational schedule • Team Sustainment Training Local IMT • 6 -day C&GS functions for local IMT (released to States through t-t-t) Web-Page Updated • www. usfa. dhs. gov/ahimt • Gov Mail-e delivery
IMSID Competency Change Management Board • IMSID/NIC Competency Change Management Board- Chair – NWCG, USCG, EPA, USFA, USDA; 9 Discipline Working Groups – Policies and Procedures for changes – Maintain Master Competency List – Position Task Books
Position Specific Courses • • (8) Command & General Staff Courses Completed w Position Specific Instructor Training Program Identification of ICS Position competencies and behaviors-incorporated into PTB Technical Assistance and Document Reviews Exercise Planning in cooperation w/ESF-4
Position Specific Courses • All-Hazard Logistics Section Chief Course – – 32 hrs Provide overview of the roles and responsibilities of Unit Leaders Does not make them experts, but expands what was learned in ICS Courses and the AHIMT Course Utilizes an All-Hazard LSC Taskbook
New Initiatives • • • Development of (6) Unit Leader classes w Situation Unit Leader w Resource Unit Leader w Supply Unit Leader w Communication Unit Leader w Time Unit Leader w Investigation and Intelligence Unit Leader Planning Process DVD Joint EOC/IMT Training/Simulation
Questions • • • Will discuss more in Breakout sessions on Wednesday Afternoon as well as on Thursday Afternoon will be only 2 hours Paul Hannemann [email protected] tamu. edu Ph. 979 -458 -7344