The U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Education recommend that key personnel involved in school emergency management and response take the appropriate NIMS courses.  For simplification, key personnel have been classified into three groups: General, Critical, and Leadership.  The level of required training depends upon the role one serves in an emergency.  Most of the courses are available online; however, the Office of Emergency Preparedness can present them in a classroom setting.

The Office of Emergency Preparedness is also responsible for documenting NIMS compliance.  Key personnel from The University of Alabama who successfully complete required NIMS training should send an electronic copy of their certificate along with their position, department, and division to donald.keith@fa.ua.edu.

Recommended courses by group:

1.    General Personnel

Personnel with a role in emergency preparedness, incident management, or response.
General Personnel courses:

IS-100.HE: Introduction to Incident Command System for Higher Education

IS-700.A: NIMS: An Introduction

2.   Critical Personnel

Are those persons that have a critical role in response, such as command or
general staff personnel, or members of the campus emergency management
team.
Critical Personnel courses:

IS-100.HE: Introduction to Incident Command System for Higher Education

IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

IS-700.A: NIMS: An Introduction

IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction

3.   Leadership Personnel

Are those persons who are obligated to command and manage incidents.

Leadership Personnel courses:

IS-100.HE: Introduction to Incident Command System for Higher Education

IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System (classroom)

ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System (classroom)

IS-700.A: NIMS: An Introduction

IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An introduction

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FEMA also offers many additional online courses related to emergency management and preparedness.