A Model Approach

Buckman III, John M.
June 2004
Fire Chief;Jun2004, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p68
Trade Publication
Discusses the purposes of the implementation of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), a standardized template to unify federal, state and local governments during an emergency response in the U.S. Task of response agencies to operate from similar role in planning, preparing and managing a community's resources; Mechanism by which NIMS can affect a municipal fire department; Function of NIMS to establish common terminology, standards and procedures that enable diverse organizations to work together effectively.


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