As announced last fall, EMS personnel had until this September (2006) to complete NIMS (National Incident Management System) training appropriate to their role in their agency. First line personnel without supervisory duties should have completed IS 700, IS 800, and ICS 100. Crew chiefs, middle management personnel, and field supervisors should also have completed ICS 200. Managers, Chiefs, Captains, and other agency leaders should (by the end of 2007) also complete ICS 300 and ICS 400. DOH Policy Statement # 06-05 outlines NIMS, sources of training (much of which is available as on-line self study programs) and DOH recommendations for getting your agency up to snuff on NIMS. Click here for the PDF version of 06-05. FEMA is unable to provide numbers of personnel having completed the various courses by county (go figure). To assist the Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services to stay abreast of County EMS agencies completion of NIMS training, agencies are asked to provide numbers of members who have completed each of the NIMS requirements to County EMS Coordinator Mike McEvoy (firstname.lastname@example.org).