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2021

Percent of City employees trained in National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Status Indicators:
Proceeding as Planned
 Monitoring Progress
Reviewing for Improvement
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Status Indicators: Proceeding as Planned |  Monitoring Progress | Reviewing for Improvement | Information Unavailable

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Incident Management System (NIMS) identifies concepts and principles to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from incidents. NIMS provides a consistent, nationwide approach and vocabulary for multiple agencies or jurisdictions to work together to build, sustain and deliver the core capabilities needed to achieve a secure and resilient community and nation.   

All City employees are required to have NIMS certifications corresponding to their position and/or management level if they are involved in any type of emergency management and response.  Certification and accurate tracking of completed courses are required for FEMA reimbursement. 

The completion rate is coordinated and administered by each department’s NIMS coordinators who ensures compliance and reports updates in a central database managed by the City’s Support Services division within the Fire Department.  

During the years of 2017 and 2018, NIMS certifications were not standardized across the City departments, but as a result of the City’s Class and Compensation study the City determined in June 2019 to standardize the NIMS training requirements within job classifications. Some job classifications shifted levels and created an immediate need for additional NIMS training. 

The coordination of the completion of required NIMS classes is administered by each department’s NIMS coordinator. The information is entered to a central spreadsheet managed by the City’s Support Services division within the Fire Department.  

City of Fort Lauderdale
100 North Andrews Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.fortlauderdale.gov

Office of Management and Budget
Division of Structural Innovation
Contact: [email protected]

City of Fort Lauderdale
100 North Andrews Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.fortlauderdale.gov

Office of Management and Budget
Division of Structural Innovation
Contact: [email protected]