Welcome to AAIM
Experience AAIM - Video Introduction
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 AAIM Experience
The 48 hour AAIM Course was alpha tested in California from April 28–May 3 with four (4) qualified Type-1 Incident Management Teams.
Next AAIM Class: March 2016
This website is frequently updated with the latest versions of the course materials and any pertinent information for the coming class.