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The Life of the National Incident Management System

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The National Incident Management System (NIMS) guides all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector to work together to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from incidents. NIMS was published in March of 2004, updated in December of 2008, and updated again in October of 2017.

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The Life of the National Incident Management System

  1. 1. NIMS 3.0 NIMS Is... Essential principles for communications and information management A set of concepts and principles for all threats, hazards, and events across all mission areas (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, Recovery) A comprehensive, nationwide systematic approach to incident management, including the command and coordination of inci- dents, resource management, and information management Scalable, flexible, and adaptable; used for all incidents, from day-to-day to large-scale Standard resource management procedures that enable coordination among different jurisdictions or organizations NIMS Is Not... Only the ICS Only applicable to certain emergency/incident response personnel A resource-ordering system Used only during large-scale incidents A response plan A static system A communications plan 2004 20172008 Pages: 149 Pages: 168 Pages: 131 Sections: 7 Sections: 6 Sections: 4 Chapter I: Introduction & Overview Chapter II: Command & Management Chapter III: Preparedness Chapter IV: Resource Management Chapter VI: Supporting Technologies Chapter V: Communications & Information Management Chapter VII: Ongoing Management & Maintenance •••••••••••••: Introduction & Overview Component I: Preparedness Component II: Communications & Information Management Component III: Resource Management Component IV: Command & Management Component V: Ongoing Management & Maintenance I. Fundamentals & Concepts of NIMS II: Resource Management III: Command & Coordination IV: Communications & Information Management 1.0 2.0 3.0 Defined “A systematic, proactive approach to guide all levels of government, NGOs, and the private sector to work together to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. NIMS provides stakeholders across the whole community with the shared vocabulary, systems, and pro- cesses to successfully deliver the capabil- ities described in the National Prepared- ness System. NIMS provides a consistent foundation for dealing with all incidents, ranging from daily occurrences to inci- dents requiring a coordinated Federal response.” Defined “A set of principles that provides a systematic, proactive approach guiding government agencies at all levels, nongov- ernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, pro- tect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regard- less of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life or proper- ty and harm to the environment. Defined “A system mandated by HSPD-5 that provides a consistent nationwide approach for Federal, State, local, and tribal govern- ments; the private sector, and nongovern- mental organizations to work effectively and efficiently together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or com- plexity. To provide for interoperability and compatibility among Federal, State, local and tribal capabilities, NIMS includes a core set of concepts, principles, and terminolo- gy... The life of NIMS Core Principles Flexibility Standardization Core Principles Flexibility Standardization Core Principles Flexibility Standardization Unity of Effort Functional Groups Term used in different context Functional Groups Incident Command System (ICS) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Joint Information System (JIS) Functional Groups Incident Command System (ICS) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Joint Information System (JIS) Multiagency Coordination Group 1.0 2001 2004 September march 2.0 2008 2005 December August updated

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