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National Incident Management System

Emergency Preparedness
and Response

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) was developed by the Department of Homeland Security. It was required by Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5, Management of Domestic Incidents, which was issued by President Bush following the events of September 11. NIMS builds on existing incident management and emergency response systems at all levels. It incorporates the Incident Command System (ICS) and Unified Command, and establishes concepts for multi-agency coordination and public information systems. NIMS also addresses:


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