NIMS Integration Center Discusses NIMS Incident Command System (ICS) In New Paper Available Online

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Integration Center have issued a paper on NIMS and the Incident Command System. The paper, "NIMS and the Incident Management System," reviews the development of the various versions of the ICS and discusses the characteristics of the NIMS ICS as the "standardized incident organizational structure for the management of all [domestic] incidents.""The National Incident Management System incorporates best practices that have been developed over the years and one of the most valuable of these practices is the Incident Command System," said ...

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