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NIMS Training Requirement

 

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The National Incident Management System (NIMS) was developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), under Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5 issued by President George W. Bush on February 28, 2003. It is designed to be a structured framework used nationwide for both governmental and non-governmental agencies to respond to natural disasters and or terrorist attacks at the local, state, and federal levels of government.


It is the objective of the University of Central Arkansas to be consistent with the same incident management system that is utilized by our city, county, and state emergency response partners. UCA emergency responders need to possess a working understanding of how NIMS works in order to be able to operate effectively within it should an emergency occur on campus.