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NIMS IAP

Welcome to the NIMS IAP repository

Help File
Help Videos
FAQS
Revision History
Privacy Policy

Introduction

NIMS IAP is a free Google Sheets Application designed to help an Incident Management Team (or anyone) complete an Incident Action Plan more rapidly. The application includes standard NIMS forms, including the 202, 203, 204 (both FEMA & NWCG), 205, 205A, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 214, 215 (Fire), 215 (Non-Fire) 215A, 220, Weather, Briefing sheet and Cover page. It also has some limited resource tracking, assigned resource totaling, and a visual "T-card" rack. Although it is primarily targeted at wildland fire management, it can be used for any type of incident. NIMS IAP uses a standard google framework with formulas, lookup tables and open-source Javascript to expedite IAP development. Multiple people can access the sheet simultaneously, allowing team members to work concurrently. This application is available free to anyone working in the emergency response/management field.

The latest version of the NIMS IAP is shared as a link on this site to make sure everyone always has access to an updated, clean copy of the IAP. While the version accessible from the link below is view-only, you may easily copy it to your own folder and get full write access (providing you have a Google account). Detailed instructions are on the first page of the sheet. Feel free to share this as you see appropriate.

It is strongly recommended that before using this application on an incident, that you read the Help File (link above), have an understanding of formulas used in Google Sheets (almost identical to Excel), and that you play with this to learn how it can help you, and also learn its limitations.

Link to a read only copy of Latest Version NIMS IAP
Questions about Authorization?
Read this before clicking this link. This link is the latest clean version. While the version accessible from the link is view-only, you may easily copy it to your own folder and get full write access (providing you have a Google account). Detailed instructions are on the first page.
This is a version created specifically for EOCs. It is somewhat simpler than the field version but, lacks some of the advanced features. We do not have a help file available for the EOC version, as of yet.
Questions about Authorization?
Read this before clicking this link. This is a link is the latest clean version. While the version accessible from the link is view-only, you may easily copy it to your own folder and get full write access (providing you have a Google account). Special thanks to Jeff Davidson, North Bay IMT.

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Our email policy is simple: We will notify you when the application has been updated. That's it. We will never send you unsolicited email, we won't give your email address to anyone.

The following people have contributed to the developement of this program:
Gabe Garcia,North Bay IMT, Cal Fire IMT 6
Buddy Bloxam, Cal Fire IMT 3
Jeff Dapper, Cal Fire IMT 3
Jonathan Pangburn, Cal Fire IMT 4
Kyle O’Neil, Cal Fire IMT 2
John Owen, Cal Inter-Agency Team 4
Jeff Davidson, North Bay IMT
Josh Taylor, San Luis Obispo County IMT
Gwyndolyn Ozard, Cal Fire IMT 4
And likely many others...

Link to example COVID-19 EOC Objectives