National Incident Management System: Principles and Practice
In March 2004, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security implemented the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the country's first-ever standardized approach to incident management and response. Response agencies nationwide will need to become NIMS compliant in 2005. National Incident Management System: Principles and Practice translates the goals of the original NIMS document from concepts into capabilities, and provides responders with a step-by-step process to understanding and implementing NIMS. Through the use of case studies, readers will gain valuable insight on how to incorporate NIMS effectively into their departments or jurisdictions. As responders are faced with the tasks of reforming training curricula and incorporating NIMS into Standard Operating Procedures, it is essential that they have a practical resource to guide them through the nation's homeland security strategies, as well as to assist them with NIMS implementation in their own locality.
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Integration of the Incident Command System
Information and Intelligence Function
Multiagency Coordination Systems
Communications and Information Management
Putting the NIMS All Together
Implementation of the NIMS
Appendix A Homeland Security Presidential Directives
Appendix B Letter from the Department of Homeland Security
Appendix E Participating in the National Incident
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