Prevent. Protect. Respond. Recover.

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

The State of Idaho has adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS), by signing the Executive Order 2010-09. NIMS provides a systematic, proactive approach, guiding departments and agencies at all levels of government, the private sector and non-governmental organizations in working seamlessly to prepare for, prevent, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life, property, and harm to the environment. This consistency provides the foundation for implementation of the NIMS for all incidents, ranging from daily occurrences to incidents requiring a coordinated federal response.

The long term goal of NIMS is to provide state, territorial, local, and tribal jurisdictions with a consistent operational framework for all aspects of incident management. This framework should be sustainable, flexible, and scalable to meet changing incident needs and allow for integration of other resources from various partners through mutual aid agreements.

The Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security is committed to its position as the lead agency in assisting and monitoring state agencies, counties, and tribes involved in the implementation of the NIMS. For any questions or more information, contact:

NIMS Coordinator

Heidi Novich
(208) 422-3015