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    Default Incident Management System (NIMS) Certification

    What is this for? Also, Would it help me to take it?


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    You will, sometime before or during your 240 class, need to take NIMS 700 and 200 (depending on the state you may need to take different ones). You can take these classes at https://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp The certs never expire, and they are semi-easy.
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    Yes they are useful. My department requires that all members complete 100, 200, and I think one more. There easy but time consuming. Goodluck!
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    In most situations, firefighters are required to complete Certification in IS700, IS100 and IS200.

    It would be a good idea to get these out of the way now. More are likely to come down down the pike in the future.




    Mid-Level Officers (LT, Capt) need IS300 and Command Officers must have IS400 and IS800b.

    Beginning April 1, 2010, Communication Personnel, PIOs and Command Officers must have IS701, IS702, IS703 and IS704.
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    So Even If We Are Jr's,Explorers,Cadets Etc.We Can Take It Now And Get It Out Of The Way ?

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    Yup - go to that link. It's free and FEMA will send you a certificate.

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    I would say everyone should take NIMS, because they can help your fire department certify for grants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaladinKnight View Post
    Beginning April 1, 2010, Communication Personnel, PIOs and Command Officers must have IS701, IS702, IS703 and IS704.
    I had not heard that. Is it a Federal "recommendation" or something local? If it's from the feds can you point me to something official?

    Looks like I might be taking more online classes. Awesome!

    Thanks!

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    Take them. They are easy. They will be useful in the future. They actually help show the command structure well.

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    I Found Out That My Department Will benefit From Me Takeing NIMS CERTS I Just Got ICS-100 Cert It was Easy i Think Every One Should Atleast Have ICS-100

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry683 View Post
    I Found Out That My Department Will benefit From Me Takeing NIMS CERTS I Just Got ICS-100 Cert It was Easy i Think Every One Should Atleast Have ICS-100
    I Also Have Taken ICS-100, I Didn't Think It Was Very Easy Because None Of The Language Was Like I Typed. It Made It Very Hard To Understand. I Have No Clue How You Did It.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer Asst Chief Fern View Post
    You will, sometime before or during your 240 class, need to take NIMS 700 and 200 (depending on the state you may need to take different ones). You can take these classes at https://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp The certs never expire, and they are semi-easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAX View Post
    What is this for? Also, Would it help me to take it?
    NIMS (National Incident Managment System) was created to help responders be able to handle large scale incidents. My understanding is that alot of your fema grants and such are tied to having these classes, and that fire departments had to be NIMS compliant by having 100 200 700 and 800. There is also 300 and 400 which is more dealing with tatictal (Officers) and I know in my department due to change in the grants, that the top three officers of my department must have 300 and 400.

    NIMS is a good concept and is very common throught fire depts in the U.S. Good learning tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGITCH View Post
    I Also Have Taken ICS-100, I Didn't Think It Was Very Easy Because None Of The Language Was Like I Typed. It Made It Very Hard To Understand. I Have No Clue How You Did It.
    How Do you Not Understand Not Being mean lol How Long Have You been In The Fire Service Alot of It Is Basic Command SOP's Stuff Like That Yes Alot Of It Is Hard But the Test is the Easy Part Did You Pass ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry683 View Post
    How Do you Not Understand Not Being mean lol How Long Have You been In The Fire Service Alot of It Is Basic Command SOP's Stuff Like That Yes Alot Of It Is Hard But the Test is the Easy Part Did You Pass ?
    Yes I passed, just a question..is English your native language?

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    I would never consider test compromise or cheating as that would violate my integrity, and the integrity of the fireservice.

    On that note

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry683 View Post
    How Do you Not Understand Not Being mean lol How Long Have You been In The Fire Service Alot of It Is Basic Command SOP's Stuff Like That Yes Alot Of It Is Hard But the Test is the Easy Part Did You Pass ?
    I Think You Totally Missed The Point He Was Trying To Make......
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc View Post
    I Think You Totally Missed The Point He Was Trying To Make......
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGITCH View Post
    We Are Just The Worst Type Of People
    No, We Are Just The Worst TYPING People...
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    Quote Originally Posted by firesprinklersystemsinfo View Post
    Ok I am very interested about NIMS certification.I should ask every one for this certification and their opinion will also very valuable for me.


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