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IS-706: NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid - An Introduction

Course Date

10/31/2013*

*This course has been reviewed for doctrine related changes and therefore is dated October 31, 2013. We recommend that you review the contents of the course and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for this course, you are not required to complete the exam again in order to be current in your training by FEMA EMI records. If you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your first completion, not the date that you retake it.

Course Overview

This course provides an introduction to NIMS intrastate mutual aid and assistance. You will learn about the purpose and benefits of mutual aid and assistance. You will also learn about the emphasis that NIMS places on mutual aid and assistance. The course explains how to develop mutual aid and assistance agreements and mutual aid operational plans.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the purpose, benefits, and uses of mutual aid and assistance.
  • Explain how mutual aid and assistance agreements relate to NIMS.
  • Identify what information should be included in a mutual aid and assistance agreement.
  • Explain the process for developing mutual aid and assistance agreements.
  • Identify the elements of a mutual aid and assistance operational plan.

Primary Audience

This course is designed for State, local, and tribal emergency response and coordination personnel and takes approximately two and a half hours to complete.

Prerequisites

The prerequisite for this course is IS-700: National Incident Management Systems (NIMS), An Introduction.

CEUs:

0.2

Course Length:

2.5 hours