NIMS/ICS Resources and References

HSPD-5 requires that all Federal Departments and agencies make adoption of NIMS by State, tribal, and local organizations a condition to receive Federal Preparedness assistance. To that end, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requires that healthcare organizations implement NIMS in order to be eligible to apply for preparedness funding through the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grant program.

The following may be beneficial:

FEMA National Response Framework (NRF) Info Sheet

NIMS Implementation Guide (as of Jan 2015)

MERC Ops Incident Management Structure

Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) Basics Online Course

National Incident Management System (NIMS) Third Edition (Oct. 2017)

Nursing Home Incident Command System

Recommended Training Courses for Healthcare Organizations