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CIMS (Coordinated Incident Management System)

Incident CommanderCIMS (Coordinated Incident Management System) is a valuable incident management tool for those involved in managing emergency situations.

Training includes the New Zealand Coordinated Incident Management System, (CIMS) a system used by leading emergency services since 1998. CIMS training is highly recommended for those who through legislative responsibilities are deemed to be the Lead Agency in an emergency.

CIMS is now being used extensively across Government agencies and many Corporates as they develop ‘Adaptive Management’ and ‘Resiliency’ within their respective organisations.  Click below to hear our Director and Trainer Paul speak about how we can help your organisation be prepared for any event:

We deliver courses to a wide range of clients, across many sectors, which include many Government Agencies involved in whole of Government exercises like Exercise Cruickshank. Our training covers the range of Incident Management roles up to and including Response Coordinators who provide strategic direction, support and coordination for Incident Management teams in complex or multiple incidents.

Incident Management Teams ensure that high level decisions are coordinated during an emergency and manage the threat to life, property and the environment during the response phase.

The 2009 outbreak of Swine Flu (H1N1) was an example where the Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) system was used during the CIMS Incident Management Teamresponse phase over a prolonged period.

Gain recognised NZQA CIMS qualifications by an experienced NZQA Category 1 provider on a four year external evaluation review.  Courses may be run in-house or you or your team can attend one of our public courses.

We run Coordinated Incident Management System, (CIMS) public courses at regular intervals or once we have sufficient numbers. Please advise us if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for any of our public CIMS courses.


 Unit standard    Title  Level
17279 Demonstrate knowledge of the Coordinated Management System 2
29553 Demonstrate knowledge of CIMS related roles and Action Plans process in an incident. 4
29554 Demonstrate situational awareness, action planning and communication skills in an incident within a CIMS framework 4
22446 Perform the planning/intelligence function in an Incident Management Team (IMT) 5
22447 Perform the operations management function in an Incident Management Team (IMT) 5
22448 Perform the logistics function in an Incident Management Team (IMT) 5
22449 Manage an Incident Management Team (IMT) response 6
22450 Control and coordinate a multi-incident response 6


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