NIMS/ICS Training

Our state and nation are all too aware of how dangerous the world has become and how important it is that our educational institutions are able to respond to emergency situations in a prompt, professional and coordinated manner.

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) has been developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education to provide a consistent, nationwide approach that enables federal, state, local and tribal governments to work together to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic incidents.

To assure the safety of the University of Central Oklahoma's students, faculty, staff and campus visitors, it is essential that we implement NIMS training, exercises and other activities necessary to self-certify that we are in compliance with the NIMS objectives.  The process will improve the relationship between UCO and local community public safety partners and significantly enhance our institution's ability to deal with emergency situations.

The University of Central Oklahoma is committed to this goal!  By providing NIMS and Incident Command System (ICS) training, we are ensuring that UCO will remain NIMS compliant as set forth by the Campus Life and Security and Safety (CLASS) Task Force. 

NIMS Compliance Certificate

NIMS/ICS training is being provided to the UCO community at no cost on the following dates:

ICS-300 and ICS-400 - Will be offered in the Spring of 2014

To register please contact Norman Nieves at extension *2219 or via e-mail at

Please contact the UCO Emergency Management Unit if you are interested in enrolling.  If you would like to take the IS-100.HE, IS-200.b, IS-700.a, or the IS-800.b, please visit the following link:  Once you complete a module, please provide your certificate to the Emergency Management Unit.

You can contact the UCO Emergency Management Unit at or at extension *2219.



UCO Emergency Management Unit Contact Information

Norman D. Nieves, OCEM
Director of Emergency Management
Safety and Transportation Services
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr., Box 146
Edmond, OK 73034
405-974-2219 office
405-974-3872 fax