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Course Name

Virginia Tech – ICS 700. National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training.

Course Synopsis

The National Incident Management System was adopted by the federal government in 2003. NIMS is a comprehensive system that enables all government, private-sector organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and institutions of higher education to work together during domestic incidents. Virginia Tech adopted NIMS in 2005 as a result of Executive Order 102 (Warner). Since 2005, Virginia Tech has adapted to ensure compliance with NIMS. This course provides an overview of how Virginia Tech uses NIMS. This course serves as an introduction to the Incident Command System training series.

Primary Audience

Individuals with emergency management responsibilities including prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. Also, individuals interested in taking the Incident Command System training series would benefit from this course.

Current Course Sessions

There are no current sessions of Virginia Tech — ICS 700 scheduled at this time. Please check back at a later time or contact Emergency Management to request a training.


The Public Safety Building (previously Southgate Center) houses both Emergency Management and the Virginia Tech Police Department. It is located at 330 Sterrett Drive, behind Lane Stadium near Fleet Services. Walk through the main entrance, continue through the double doors straight ahead, and down the hallway. The office will be on your left.

Parking is available in University lot P52. For specific directions from campus locations, see the University Campus Map.


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