Office of Homeland Security
National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS700 Course Taken by 5625 Individuals Since October

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, August 03, 2005  
Contact Information:  Jason R. Keller
502-564-2081
 


FRANKFORT, Ky.: The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security announced today that between October 1, 2004 and June 30, 2005, 5625 individuals took the IS700, an introductory course to NIMS compliance. This figure may also not include the total number of students or agencies that have submitted tests via hard copy to the National Emergency Training Center.  In addition to introducing NIMS, the IS700 course explains the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of NIMS.

The deadline for completion of the IS700 course is September 30, 2005. Completion of the course is one component in the implementation of the NIMS, which is a pre-requisite for future federal and state preparedness funding from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.

Preparedness partners wishing to take the IS 700 may do so by visiting http://www.homelandsecurity.ky.gov/firstresponders/nims.htm

“Although this shows a great effort on the part of so many, given consideration to the number of responders, care providers and support agencies within the commonwealth, I feel we should be able to greatly enhance our totals by our September 30th deadline,” said Tom Arnold, State NIMS Compliance Officer.

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