(NIMS) National Incident Management System

In response to significant disasters, the President issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)- 5 which directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a national incident management system (NIMS).  This system provides a nationwide template that enables federal, state, local and tribal governments, the private sector and non-governmental organizations to work together efficiently and effectively to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from all incidents.  It consists of concepts, principles, organizational processes, and terminology to enable an effective and collaborative incident management.

All levels of government are required to adopt the NIMS in order to be eligible for preparedness funds issued by multiple federal agencies.  Adoption includes abiding by the fiscal year requirements that public safety agencies must conduct to meet a level of full NIMS compliancy.  The National Integration Center, Incident Management Systems Division (NIC/IMSD) is responsible for setting the requirements to be conducted to enhance incident management capabilities. The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division serves as a resource to provide additional guidance to assist state, local, and private agencies in complying with the NIMS and serves as the contact for certifying compliancy with the federal government.  

For questions in complying with the National Incident Management System, please contact the State NIMS Coordinator, Mr. Henrik Hollaender at 517-284-3970 or hollaenderh@michigan.gov.  

The following bullets link to guidance and materials to assist state, local and private agencies in becoming NIMS compliant.




Resource Management 


For copies of past presentations and handouts, please email Mr. Henrik Hollaender at hollaenderh@michigan.gov

Contact Info for: 

NIMS Compliancy and Resource:

Mr. Henrik Hollaender
State NIMS Coordinator
Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division
517-284-3970 or HollaenderH@michigan.gov

Training Courses:
Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Training Center
517-284-3819 or emhstc@michigan.gov