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Personnel Required to Take NIMS Training
Who is Required to Take NIMS Training?
All federal, state, territorial, local, tribal, private sector, and non-governmental personnel at the entry level (including entry-level first responders / disaster workers), first-line supervisor level, middle management level, and command and general staff level of emergency management operations must complete various trainings as further detailed below.

For More Information
If you have any questions or would like to request training, contact the Natrona County Emergency Management Office at (307) 235-9205. For national guidance on NIMS, please visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency website.
Entry-Level First Responders & Disaster Workers
All federal, state, territorial, local, tribal, private sector, and non-governmental personnel at the entry level (including entry-level first responders / disaster workers), first-line supervisor level, middle management level, and command and general staff level of emergency management operations must complete ICS-100: Introduction to ICS or equivalent and FEMA IS-700: NIMS, An Introduction.

Entry level first responders and disaster workers include: 
  • Emergency Medical Service personnel 
  • Firefighters 
  • Hospital staff 
  • Law enforcement personnel 
  • Public health personnel 
  • Skilled support personnel 
  • Other emergency management response, support, and volunteer personnel at all levels

First-Line Supervisors
All federal, state, territorial, local, tribal, private sector, and non-governmental personnel at the first-line supervisor level, middle management level, and command and general staff level of emergency management operations must complete ICS-200-Basic ICS or equivalent level training in addition to ICS-100 and FEMA IS-700).

Front line supervisors include:
  • Field supervisors
  • Single resource leaders
Middle Management Personnel
All federal, state, territorial, local, tribal, private sector, and non-governmental middle management personnel must complete ICS-300: Intermediate ICS or equivalent level training (FY07 Requirement) in addition to ICS-100, ICS-200, and FEMA IS-700.

Middle management personnel include:
  • Branch directors
  • Division / group supervisors
  • Multi-agency coordination system / emergency operations center staff
  • Strike team leaders
  • Task force leaders
  • Unit leaders

Command & General Staff
All federal, state, territorial, local, tribal, private sector, and non-governmental command and general staff must complete FEMA IS-800: National Response Plan (NRP), an Introduction and ICS-400: Advanced ICS or equivalent, in addition to ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, FEMA IS-700, FEMA IS-800.

Command and general staff members include: 
  • Area commanders 
  • Emergency managers and multi-agency coordination system / emergency operations center managers
  • Select department heads with multi-agency coordination system responsibilities
 

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