Alternate Title: NIMS, December 2008
This document is a revised version of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's 'National Incident Management System' as of December 2008. "On February 28, 2003, the President issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5), 'Management of Domestic Incidents,' which directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS). This system provides a consistent nationwide template to enable Federal, State, tribal, and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector to work together to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity. [...] This document was developed through a collaborative intergovernmental partnership with significant input from the incident management functional disciplines, NGOs, and the private sector. Originally published on March 1, 2004, the document was revised in 2008 to reflect contributions from stakeholders and lessons learned during recent incidents."
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