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National Incident Management System-NIMS

Welcome to NIMS for Oregon

Each day communities respond to numerous emergencies. Most often, these incidents are managed effectively at the local level.
However, there are some incidents that may require a collaborative approach that includes personnel from:
• Multiple jurisdictions,
• A combination of specialties or disciplines,
• Several levels of government,
• Nongovernmental organizations, and
• The private sector.
The National Incident Management System, or NIMS, provides the foundation needed to ensure that we can work together when our communities and the Nation need us the most.
NIMS integrates best practices into a comprehensive, standardized framework that is flexible enough to be applicable across the full spectrum of potential incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity.
Using NIMS allows us to work together to prepare for, prevent, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents. 
NIMS provides a consistent framework for incident management at all jurisdictional levels, regardless of the cause, size, or complexity of the incident.  Building on the Incident Command System (ICS), NIMS provides the Nation’s first responders and authorities with the same foundation for incident management for terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and all other emergencies.  NIMS requires that ICS be institutionalized and used to manage all domestic incidents.
All Oregon jurisdictions receiving preparedness funds or receiving direct benefit from these funds must be NIMS compliant. This is a Federal requirement that the State cannot waive or defer.  

Primary contact is Zach Swick, 503-378-3233, alternate is Kelly Jo Craigmiles, 503-378-2865.  Point of Contact Memo

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Oregon NIMS Requirements

Help Documents
Frequently Asked Questions 
NIMS Hospital Guidance 
Helpful Links and Points of Contact

 Resource Management

Resources (such as personnel, equipment, or supplies) are needed to support critical incident objectives. The flow of resources must be fluid and adaptable to the requirements of the incident. NIMS defines standardized mechanisms and establishes the resource management process to identify requirements, order and acquire, mobilize, track and report, recover and demobilize, reimburse, and inventory resources.
Resource Management Courses
IS-703 NIMS Resource Management  - this course introduces resource management as described in the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and shows how systems for managing resources can be used to improve incident response.
Resource Typing
Resource Typing Library Tool (RTLT) – an online catalogue of national NIMS resource typing definitions and job titles/position qualifications.
Resource Inventorying
Incident Resource Inventorying System (IRIS)  – a free software tool to assist communities in inventorying, typing, and visualizing resources in accordance with NIMS in an effort to facilitate rapid resource support for emergency operations.
IRIS Instructional Video  – view a short video on using the IRIS system to inventory resources.
Resource Inventorying Template  – if you’d like to begin resource inventorying with an excel-based tool, you can use this resource inventorying template.
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