“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
National Incident Management System (NIMS) Information
What is NIMS?
NIMS is a comprehensive, national approach to incident management that is applicable at all jurisdictional levels and across functional disciplines. It is intended to:
- Be applicable across a full spectrum of potential incidents, hazards, and impacts, regardless of size, location or complexity.
- Improve coordination and cooperation between public and private entities in a variety of incident management activities.
- Provide a common standard for overall incident management.
To read all General FAQ’s about NIMS click aquí.
Utilize the tabs below to locate pertinent information and documents related to your municipality or entity.
Download, print or complete (fillable forms) to help strengthen your emergency preparedness and response plans.
- Municipal Information
- K-12 School Information
- Higher Learning Facilities
- Child Care Facilities
- Personal Care Facilities
- Houses of Worship
Resource Request Forms
PEMA Resource Request FormSalt Request FormLaw Enforcement Request FormGenerator Request Form
Logistics/Transport Request FormState Managed Sheltering Request FormWater Supply Request FormCyber Event Checklist
** All COMPLETED Resource Requests form shall be emailed to email@example.com for processing
Municipal Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Documents
EOP TemplateEOP Functional ChecklistNotification & Resource Manual – NaRM
Other Useful Municipal Documents / Information
Disaster Declaration FormShelter Tracking SheetIncident Action Plan Template
- For water conditions and flood forecasting:
- USGS Flood Information
- National Weather Service – real-time flood stages (stream gages)
- USGS Water Watch
- USGS Stream Stats – streamflow statistics and spatial analysis tools
- USGS Water Now – alerting system
- For flood mapping / inundation mapping:
K-12 School Facility Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Documents with Supporting Information
PEMA Model School EOPSchool EOP – SampleSchool Vital Information PlanSchool Functional AnnexesPEMA Lockdown AnnexFamily Reunification AnnexFEMA Guide to Developing EOP
K-12 Hazard Information and Evaluation Documents
Threat Hazard Annex WorksheetThreat Hazard Evaluation Worksheet
Institution of Higher Learning Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Documentation / InformationFEMA EOP Guide
Other Useful Institution of Higher Learning Planning Resources / Documents
US Dept. of Education Helpful HintsHigher Education EM Program Needs Assessment
Day Care / Child Care Facility Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Documents
Child Care EOPChild Care EOP Planning GuideChild Care EOP ChecklistChild Care EOP Supporting Documents
Personal Care Home / Facility Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Documents
Personal Care Facility EOPCare Facility EOP Planning GuideCare Facility EOP ChecklistCare Facility EOP Supporting Documents
Houses of Worship Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) InformationFEMA EOP Guide
Looking for additional assistance or guidance?
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) has created the CEM Planner to assist local and county agencies during their planning processes. The CEM Planner is planning software utilizing a continual preparedness system designed to enhance planning and resource management capabilities. CEM Planner is a central access point for every stakeholder of a plan to view the most current and up-to-date plan for that entity. The program guides you through every step of the planning process. It is designed so that individual sections of your plan can be updated and approved, without the need for a complete plan revision.