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.
NIMS is the "National Incident Management System"
ICS is the "Incident Command System"
Questions: 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
Who in our
ranks has already taken theses courses?
The current McMinn County ARES EC, RACES EC, and other amateur radio
operators have already completed these courses.
What will I
get from taking these courses?
You will get a good basic understanding of how an emergency will be