Welcome to AAIM
Experience AAIM - Video Introduction
The analysis and evaluation of the AAIM course materials was approved on June 2015 by the Department of Homeland Security for meeting the required Federal and State Course Review and Approval process. The AAIM Course is now in the Federal Emergency Management Agency National Preparedness Directorate National Training and Education Division State/Federal Sponsored Course Catalog. The catalog number assigned to AAIM is CA-036-PREV.
With the AAIM course now an approved State/Federal Course, federal and state grants may be used to fund this training nationwide. Prospective AAIM Course host agencies should contact their State Training Officer or the California State Training Officer for additional information.
On February 28, 2003, President Bush issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 5 to establish "a single, comprehensive approach to domestic incident management" for the nation. The National Incident Management System (NIMS), which incorporates the Incident Command System (ICS), was selected as the most efficient tool to successfully manage incidents, emergencies, and events wherever they occur. Subsequently, on December 17, 2003, the President issued HSPD 8 directing all federal departments and agencies to adopt the NIMS concept and organizational structure for all domestic emergency-management activities. The Type-3 level of Incident Complexity is the primary level of training provided to meet this directive. The Advanced All-Hazards Incident Management course is designed for managing all-hazards Incidents of Type-1 complexities, such as those with over 300 personnel assigned, within multiple operational periods, including a written incident action plan and all ICS elements are filled.
There are two courses currently available for Type-1 Complex Management Training. The first course is the Complex Incident Management Course (CIMC) produced by the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) as an all-hazards training to prepare for managing Type-1 complex incidents. The second course is the Advanced Incident Management Course (S-520) as a Type-1 training course designed primarily for wildland fire incidents. The S-520 training is currently available only at the National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute (NAFRI) in Tucson, Arizona.
Visit the complete Course Description section for more about AAIM.
The 48 hour Advanced All Hazard Incident Management Course qualifies for twelve (12) hours of continuing education if conducted by CAL FIRE, an approved California EMS CE Provider. Agencies other than CAL FIRE must coordinate with their EMS Programs and use their own agency’s certificate if instructing the AAIM Course to provide students twelve (12) hours of continuing education.
For more information regarding conducting an AAIM Course, please contact your State Training Officer or the California State Training Officer:
Kelly Rogers – State Training Officer (STO)
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI)
Training & Exercise Division
Kelly [dot] Rogers [at] caloes [dot] ca [dot] gov
The AAIM Experience
The 48 hour AAIM Course was alpha tested in California on April 28–May 3, 2014 with four (4) qualified Incident Management Teams from: CAL FIRE (Type-1), Los Angeles County Fire Department (Type-1), U.S. Coast Guard (Type-2) and the Sacramento Regional Team (Type-3).
Next AAIM Class: May 14 - 19, 2016
Class location will be at the Wildland Fire Training and Conference Center (WFTC), Sacramento, CA.
If your agency is interested in sponsoring/hosting an AAIM class please contact instructors by clicking here.
This class in May is for CAL FIRE participants only. However, if you would like to observe an AAIM class please
contact the instructors.
This website is frequently updated with the latest versions of the course materials and any pertinent information for the coming class.