FEMA NIMS, ICS & Amateur
ECOM TRAINING LINKS This page is setup to help amateur
radio operators take the NIMS and ICS training courses
as well as amateur ECOM training. NOTE:
One of the number one rules of disaster response is DO
NOT SELF DEPLOY!
Become a part of an organized emergency response group!
NIMS is the "National Incident Management System"
ICS is the "Incident Command System"
Why should I take these courses?
(1) These courses ARE recognized as
a standard among emergency workers.
(2) FEMA and possibly other government agencies that
fund emergency planning ARE going to require proof
that local emergency workers have taken these courses
BEFORE they will issue grants to local governments.
(3) These courses ARE required for amateur radio
operators working in EMCOMM by some agencies, and are
good knowledge and can help amateurs better understand
the chain of command in emergencies.
Will it cost me anything? NO!These courses are 100% free of
charge! In fact, they can be taken in your own
time, and online!
Who will know I have taken these courses?
You will receive an email and a certificate
showing you have completed these courses, and FEMA
also will keep a record of it.
What if I don't have internet access?
Contact one of the officers of the club. We will make
arrangements for you to receive a printed study guide,
test form, and arrange for your answers to be inputed
into the FEMA system.
Who in our ranks has already taken theses
The current McMinn County ARES EC, RACES EC, and other
amateur radio operators have already completed these
What will I get from taking these courses?
You will get a good basic understanding of how an
emergency will be handled.