National Response Framework Overview IS-800

Course Overview

Introducing participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework (NRF), IS-800 discusses how the NRF provides context for how the whole community works together and how response efforts relate to other parts of national preparedness. It is one of the five documents in a suite of National Planning Frameworks.

Specific Course Topics

  • Purpose of the National Response Framework.
  • Response doctrine established by the National Response Framework.
  • Roles and responsibilities of entities as specified in the National Response Framework.
  • Actions that support national response.
  • Response organizations used for multiagency coordination.
  • How planning relates to national preparedness

Target Audience

Government executives, private-sector and nongovernmental organization (NGO) leaders, and emergency management practitioners. This includes senior elected and appointed leaders, such as Federal department or agency heads, State Governors, mayors, tribal leaders, and city or county officials – those who have a responsibility to provide for effective response.


Duration:  One-half day (4 hours)

Pre-requisite (recommended)


This Course may be Taught in Conjunction With

  • FEMA/EMI IS-700


  • FEMA/EMI IS-800