Summary of Changes to 2017 NIMS

On October 17, 2017, FEMA released a long awaited “refresh” of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This update to NIMS attempts to incorporate lessons learned and best practices from a wide variety of disciplines, at all levels of government, from the private sector, tribes, and non-governmental organizations. It also …

Is your IMT Ready for a Zombie Apocalypse?

In the spirit of the season, we thought we’d take a tongue-in-cheek look at an unlikely event: The Zombie Apocalypse. As professional Emergency Managers, there are a multitude of incidents out there that we routinely prepare for, but are you ready for a Zombie Apocalypse? Laugh if you want, but …

Release of the Refreshed NIMS Doctrine

On October 17, 2017, FEMA released the refreshed National Incident Management System (NIMS) doctrine. This refreshed NIMS retains many of the familiar key concepts and principles from the two previous versions, while incorporating lessons learned from exercises and real-world incidents, best practices, and changes in national policy. You can download …

EMSI Welcomes Greg Morrison

EMSI is pleased to announce the addition of Greg Morrison to our team. Greg joins us after working in law enforcement and emergency response for many years. Under our current contract, Greg will provide considerable emergency management expertise and support to the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA). Greg …

Incident Complexity: Comparing Industry Tiers and NIMS Incident Types

With a mix of government clients preparing for all-hazards incident management and private sector clients preparing for oil spill response on a worldwide basis, EMSI often gets questions about the relationship between the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) tiered response concept and National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident …

EMSI to Participate in Clean Gulf and All-Hazard IMT Conferences

EMSI is excited to participate in both the Clean Gulf 2017 conference and the All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT) Association Symposium this December. The Clean Gulf conference, scheduled December 5-7 in Houston, TX, covers spill preparedness and response topics for the exploration and production; transportation; and storage of oil and …

EMSI Awarded U.S. Coast Guard National ICS Training Contract

EMSI is pleased to announce the recent award of a five-year contract to support the U.S. Coast Guard’s national Incident Command System (ICS) training program. EMSI was the Coast Guard’s first ICS training support contractor from 2000-2012 and is proud to resume support to the Coast Guard effective immediately. Under …

Managing Extended Operations Using an ICS-201

EMSI is pleased to announce that we will be offering our recently revised and enhanced ICS-220 Initial Response Team course (All-Hazards Initial Response) at the All-Hazards IMT (AHIMT) Association (AHIMTA) Training & Education Symposium, December 2-3. Training enrollment is limited to symposium attendees and will be managed by the AHIMT …

EMSI Hurricane Response Support

As Texas and Louisiana recover from Hurricane Harvey and the Caribbean and Florida brace for Hurricane Irma, EMSI is ready to assist government and private sector entities with response and incident management support.  Learn more about our response support services at  http://www.emsics.com/response/, including: Incident Management Teams (IMT) IMT augmentation, coaching …