National Incident Management System Credentialing Update NOVAD National Conference May 20-21, 2009 NIMS Every Community is a potential recipient of Mutual Aid Not all Communities have the resources to provide Mutual Aid Goal of NIMS Learn to Interoperate Utilize Existing Resources Making Mutual Aid Better NIMS Credentialing What is Credentialing? •A Badge? •A Qualification? •A License? •?????? NIMS Credentialing National Wildfire Coordinating Group •Identity •Qualification •Order Number NIMS Credentialing Orthopedic Surgeon •Medical License •Board Certification •Hospital Privileges NIMS Credentialing Electric Utility Lineman •Employment by Electric Company? NIMS Credentialing Volunteer •Affiliation with Recognized Group? The Spirit of NIMS Montana Fire Services’ Mutual Aid, Command, and Field Operations Guide 03/04/07 – 20th Edition Guest and Host Etiquette Guest: Get an invitation. Bring it with you. Standing invitations are acceptable. However you get or have the invite, check in. Host: Extend invitations thoughtfully. Guest and Host Etiquette Guest: Come to work. Be good at the work you represent yourself as capable of doing. Host: Know what work you want done. Guest and Host Etiquette Guest: Bring your own stuff to support your work and your basic needs while you are here. Host: Provide as much as you can. NIMS Mutual Aid Multi Tier Approach Local State Regional National NIMS Mutual Aid Multi Tier Approach Local Short distances Immediate response capability Common activity Familiarity with incident area Extensive pre-existing relations among responders NIMS Mutual Aid Multi Tier Approach State Moderate distances Some immediate response capability Common but not a routine activity Some familiarity with incident area Some pre-existing relations among responders NIMS Mutual Aid Multi Tier Approach Regional Long distances Very limited immediate response capability Not a routine activity Limited familiarity with disaster area Limited pre-existing relations among responders NIMS Mutual Aid Multi Tier Approach National Very long distances No immediate response capability Not a routine activity Not familiar with disaster area Very limited pre-existing relations among responders NIMS Mutual Aid Short Case Studies North Carolina SMAT Self contained Invited Medical Volunteers Not self contained Rejected at the State line NIMS Credentialing NIMS Guide 0002 - National Credentialing Definition and Criteria, March 27, 2007 Two Forms of Identification Proof of Qualification Authorization for Deployment NIMS Credentialing NIMS Guide 0002 - National Credentialing Definition and Criteria, March 27, 2007 Voluntary Participation by Organization Voluntary Participation by Personnel NIMS Credentialing NIMS Credentialing Guideline Build on NIMS Guide 0002 Establish protocol that can work today Accommodate future technology Recognizes Four distinct groups to be credentialed NIMS Credentialing NIMS Credentialing Guideline Federal Personnel State, Tribal and Local Personnel Critical Infrastructure / Key Resources Volunteer, Not-for-profit and NGO NIMS Credentialing NIMS Credentialing Guideline Adjudicated 277 Public Comments Final Document being prepared Four issues referred to Chief Counsel NIMS Credentialing What is NIMS Credentialing – Really? Invitation Management Incident Management Systems Integration Division NIMS Resource Center: www.fema.gov/nims/ E-Mail: FEMA-NIMS@dhs.gov Main Number: 202-646-3850 Address: Incident Management Systems Integration Division 999 E Street, N.W, 3rd Floor Washington, DC 20472-3300 Questions?