33. NIMS 3rd Edition

The Third Edition of the National Incident Management System, or NIMS, dated October 2017, has been released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  This 133-page document, last updated in 2008, applies to all incidents regardless of size, nature, complexity or location within the United States. 
 
This new NIMS edition incorporates updates from lessons learned at incidents and exercises since the Second Edition.  It impacts any and all incident personnel, including those at incident command posts, emergency operations centers, staging areas, medical facilities, etc.
 
FEMA plans to host a series of one-hour webinars in the future to answer NIMS-related questions. For a copy of the new NIMS edition and webinar information, go to the following web page: https://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system .
 
And by the way, compliance with NIMS is the reason that ARES leadership regularly asks its members to take online FEMA Independent Study courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800, available at https://training.fema.gov