Backbone of NIMS

Brown, Clint
June 2005
Fire Chief;Jun2005, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p38
Trade Publication
The article presents information about the National Incident Management System (NIMS) formed for government agencies in the United States. The NIMS can be used by fire departments on the local level to coordinate an efficient and effective response operation. NIMS can also be used as an overall framework to guide decision-making in key aspects of disaster management. NIMS also provides for co-locating intelligence and information in any section, or adding a separate section for that function. Further, NIMS touches on the importance of communications, asserting the need for equipment interoperability or the use of common terminology.


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