The National Incident Management System (NIMS) Argumentative Essay by prof

The National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Looks at the National Incident Management System (NIMS), which operates in conjunction with the National Response Framework (NRF).
# 146863 | 955 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011 | KE
Published on Jan 21, 2011 in Public Administration (General) , Communication (Public Relations)

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This paper explains that the function of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) is to supply a set of standardized operational structures to institutions for protecting against, responding and recovering from various occurrences with the objective of reducing loss of life and harm to the environment. Next, the author explains that the Incident Command System (ICS) enables incident managers from national, state, local and private organizations to identify the main concerns associated with an event in order to organize all the operations that are required during an occurrence. The paper states that the author would like to work within the ICS as the public information officer.

From the Paper:

"The NIMS components that assist in the facilitation of a response to an incident are; preparedness, communication and information management, resource management, command and management, and ongoing management and maintenance (Miller, 2009). Preparedness requires effective planning, personnel training, and certification. It is this component that forms the basic foundation of disaster or emergency management. Preparedness for organizations ensures that response teams are coordinated appropriately and that all the personnel involved understand their roles and responsibilities."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Homeland Security, (2008). US Department of Homeland Security. Washington DC: Routledge.
  • Miller, F. (2009). Incident Command System. New York: Time Books.
  • NFPA, (2009). Fundamentals of technical Rescue. New York: Routledge.

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