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Course Description - CIMC - Complex Incident Management Course

2014 Course Date: TBD

Target Group

Any state employee designated to fill a state level incident management team position as an Incident Commander, Planning Section Chief, Operations Section Chief, Logistics Section Chief, Finance Section Chief, Safety Officer, Information Officer, and Liaison Officer.

Prerequisites

I / S-420 and Position Training

Objectives

The Complex Incident Management Course (CIMC) is a partnership between the National Association of State Foresters and the U.S. Forest Service to provide a national incident management training program that addresses multi-jurisdictional and all-hazard issues, including wildfire, that confront state emergency responders.

Course objectives are to train command staff positions to function as qualified state incident management teams who are able to assist their state forestry organizations and state emergency departments in the management of large or highly complex wildfires and other all hazard incidents. The focus of the course is to better prepare team members to address the unique and challenging management needs associated with these kinds of incidents.

Course Description

Using classroom lecture and simulated incidents the student will understand the role and function of an incident management team, the applicability of management principles to the incident management job, and the special considerations of incident management within geographic areas of the nation.

Nomination Process

A notification of training letter will be sent to each State Fire Chief’s office advising them of upcoming training and of the training location. The training location will rotate between the three NASF regions (Northeast, South and West). Teams from the host region will have priority of attendance.


State Fire Chiefs will then provide a list of candidates and their team positions to the CIMC Executive Secretary for CIMC Steering Committee review and selection. The CIMC Executive Secretary will then send out final selection letters along with course information and reading materials.

Background

In 1998, work started on the development of the CIMC curriculum. NASF secured a grant from the U.S. Forest Service and charged the CIMC Steering Committee with development of a course that could be delivered up to twice a year anywhere in the United Sates and completed within a week.

Since 2001, NASF has successfully conducted 16 CIMC sessions in Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas. To date a total of 55 teams have successfully completed the course.

Schedule of Courses;

Course Dates
Location
NASF Region
Spring 2014
Great Lakes
East
Fall 2014
TBD
East

History of Courses:

Host State
Year of Occurrence
No. of Teams
Arizona
Jan. 2000
3
North Carolina
Sep. 2001
4
California
Feb. 2002
5
Florida
Sep. 2003
5
Oregon
Feb. 2004
5
Pennsylvania
Sep. 2004
5
Arizona
Jan. 2005
5
Texas
Jan. 2006
5
New York
Oct. 2006
5
California
Feb. 2007
5
North Carolina
Oct. 2007
4
Michigan
Feb. 2008
5
Montana
OCT 2009
5

Contact: Bill Miller
National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute
3265 E. Universal Way, Tucson, AZ. 85756
(520) 799-8752, FAX: (520) 799-8785, bdmiller@fs.fed.us