HSM 220 - National Incident Management System (NIMS)

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: CJS/ HSM 101)

This course is designed to illustrate how effective coordination, integration, communications and planning among local, state and federal response agencies are critical to effective response to mass-casualty, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) or terrorist incidents. This course will focus on the special challenges faced by senior level incident manages in dealing with a WMD or terrorist incident. In addition, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command, basic medical and law enforcement terminology will be discussed. (Sp)