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In response to significant disasters, President George W. Bush issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5 which directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a national incident management system (NIMS). This system provides a nationwide template that enables federal, state, local and tribal governments, the private sector and non-governmental organizations to work together efficiently and effectively to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from all incidents. It consists of concepts, principles, organizational processes, and terminology to enable an effective and collaborative incident management.

All levels of government are required to adopt the NIMS in order to be eligible for preparedness funds issued by multiple federal agencies, including the Calhoun County Public Health Department. Below are the links to the four NIMS courses every CCPHD employee must take within 90 days of employment. Please email your certificates of completion to either Erin Somerlott or Amanda Smith once completed. These certificates will be tracked on a training log and kept in your employee file.
IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b
IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-200.b
IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.a
IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-800.b

 

 

Nixle 

Nixle, the county alerting system, is our “go to” communicator for weather alerts and messages, area emergencies, building closures, and certain special announcements. 
Nixle is free, and it is easy to sign up. Simply click on the Nixle link below and join today. You may also want to encourage your friends and family members to take advantage of this free service.
All weather alerts, advisories, watches and messages, are produced using information generated directly from the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids.

 

 
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