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					         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
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