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Definition Edit

A National Incident Management System (NIMS) is

a system to enable effective, efficient, and collaborative incident management.[1]

Overview Edit

NIMS provides a nationwide template enabling: Federal, State, local, and tribal governments; the private sector; and nongovernmental organizations to work together effectively and efficiently to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from incidents regardless of cause, size, and complexity.

NIMS provides a uniform doctrine for command and management, including: Incident Command, Multi-Agency Coordination, and Joint Information Systems; resource, communications, and information management; and application of supporting technologies.

References Edit

  1. 6 U.S.C. §311(7).

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