2007 NIMS Compliance
The two main training Academies will be setting up training sessions to comply with ICS 300 and ICS 400 and to meet the Department of Homeland Security’s requirements:
- Fire Service Chief Officers should complete ICS 300 and ICS 400 in order to maintain their NIMS compliance.
- PSTC is recommending "Substantial Compliance" with IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 on or before October 1, 2007 by:
- Department head or designee from all municipal agencies with 50+ officers, all 10 Sheriff’s Departments, and SP, DMV/HP, F&G and DRED/Forest and Lands for IS-300 and IS-400 by October 1, 2007 (assuming that PSTC can develop the course in time so agencies can meet the standards).
"Substantial Compliance" means that a majority of the personnel in the organization have met the training requirements, and there is a plan in place to ensure that remaining members, as well as new employees are trained to the standard.
The NIMS Integration Center (NIC) published the FY2007 NIMS Implementation Matrix and Compliance Metrics on October 24, 2006. The ICS-300 and ICS-400 requirement is referenced in the following document which can be accessed on the NIMS Web site at http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nims/.
ICS-300 and ICS-400 training will continue to be an essential NIMS training requirement in future years. During the conduct of this training, students move away from awareness training (IS-700, IS-800, ICS-100, and ICS-200) to practical application of ICS (i.e. development of an incident action plan, establishing a command structure based on a scenario, etc.). The next step in the training process will be for students to develop core competencies by completing ICS position specific training.