Besides these standards, they've also released similiar documents for mission staff personnel.
Since they have fixed wing aircraft as one of their resource types I'm sure they'll eventually get around to detailing credentials for them as well.
DNALL, I think you've been looking at the wrong stuff. They have fixed wing stuff in their SAR Resource Typing document: http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nims/508-8_search_and_rescue_resources.pdf
but it isn't attempting to establish standards for members of military or agency units that will obviously have their own high internal requirementes for employees.
To All Members Participating in Emergency Services in the West Virginia Wing: In order to receive FY 2006 and FY2007 preparedness funding, West Virginia must demonstrate that their receiving agencies are participating in National Incident Management System integration efforts. To comply, the West Virginia Wing is requiring that all members participating in Emergency Services complete the IS-700 NIMS course described below: FEMA Independent Study Program: IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction On February 28, 2003, President Bush issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5. HSPD-5 directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. This course introduces NIMS and takes approximately three hours to complete. It explains the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of NIMS. The course also contains "Planning Activity" screens giving you an opportunity to complete some planning tasks during this course. The planning activity screens are printable so that you can use them after you complete the course. The course is available at: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is700.asp You should choose Option #1 at the bottom. All Incident Commanders, Mission Staff personnel, Squadron Commanders, Emergency Services Officers and all other members participating in Emergency Services are asked to complete this on-line course. When you receive confirmation of successful completion, please forward that email confirmation to me. If you have any trouble navigating through the site or the course, please let me know and I will try to assist you. We are setting a target date of 1 July 2006 for everyone to have completed the course.
Does anyone know what CAP is doing to address these NIMS issues? We're certainly not at all compliant. I know CG Aux has been struggling to get many of its folks through ICS 100,200,700,800 depending on their specialties (along with the rest of the CG), but I haven't heard word one from CAP.
I DO think we should comply with NIMS training standards, and NB decided to do so some months ago as I understand. These standards are new & look like they will challenge CAP's ability to meet them. The issue is we are not a mutual aid agency that can just turn over a crew & plane to operational control by some local emergency manager in teh same way a fire truck & crew can be turned over to a neighboring fire dept in an emergency. We have specialized resources they don't know how to utilize, and we have complex rules they don't understand.
I just can't imagine a scenerio where we can legitimately function as part of a civilian resposne effort.
ICS 100 & 200 are required in CAP for all base staff and personnel in leadership positions (i.e. GTL). I generally recommend people go to at least 700.
NIMS is about sending that crew from Colorado to Florida in a disaster & placing them in a situation where they don't see or work for anyone else from CAP, and maybe the NOC gets a fax every few days to let them know what's goinmg on with their people.