While most emergency situations are handled locally, when there's a major incident help may be needed from other jurisdictions, the state and the federal government. NIMS was developed so responders from different jurisdictions and disciplines can work together better to respond to natural disasters and emergencies, including acts of terrorism. NIMS benefits include a unified approach to incident management; standard command and management structures; and emphasis on preparedness, mutual aid and resource management.

FEMA NIMS Homepage

NIMS Recommendations for Volunteer Organizations

Missouri SEMA NIMS Training Requirements

SEMA NIMS Training Compliance Matrix

NIMS Training Providers