Responsible for protecting the lives of every person on campus.


National Incident Management System

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a common approach to emergency response that enables responders to work together more effectively. Developed by the Secretary of Homeland Security at the request of the President, the NIMS integrates effective emergency response into a comprehensive national framework for incident management. The California Office of Homeland Security is the state administrative agency charged by Homeland Security to fully integrate the NIMS into all incident management protocols and procedures for state and local governments, including state universities.

The University Police Department has been assigned responsibility for insuring that Humboldt State University receives their compliance certification for the required N.I.M.S. training. All state employees are classified as Disaster Workers simply by the nature of where they work. To this end, all HSU employees (staff, faculty, and some students) must complete the N.I.M.S. training, and training for individuals will vary depending on the level of their responsibility in an emergency. Upon receiving your certification for each exam; submit a copy to Jan Marnell, HSU Police Emergency Management Program.

Select one of the links on the NIMS Online Courses sidebar or you can go to the FEMA Training Website.

Each course should take 1-3 hours depending on your computer savvy. Its recommended that you download and print the study guide for each course along with the final exam and simply mark off each answer as you read through the guide. Then you can simply log into the website and click on the "Take Final Exam" link at the bottom of each course description page. Submit and they will send you a successful completion certificate via e-mail. Upon receiving this e-mail forward this certification to Contracts, Procurement and Risk Management office at

The required training's are IS-100HE, IS-200, IS-700, and if directly involved in Emergency Management on campus (whether by committee, police or an essential department) you will need to also complete IS-800.