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Question: The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is

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  1. A physical location staffed with personnel trained for and authorized to represent their agency and/or discipline.
  2. A core set of concepts, principles, and terminology for incident command and multiagency coordination.
  3. The act of directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority.
  4. An orderly line of authority that exists within the ranks of the incident management organization.

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2. A core set of concepts, principles, and terminology for incident command and multi-agency coordination.

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a core set of concepts, principles, and terminology for incident command and multi-agency coordination.


Additional Points about NIMS:

  • NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template
  • to enable Federal, State, tribal, and local governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together
  • to prepare for, prevent, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity
  • in order to reduce the loss of life and property, and harm to the environment.

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