"One of the primary responsibilities of the NIMS [National Incident Management System] Integration Center is to identify guidelines, protocols and standards that will help emergency responders and managers from all levels of government organize effective responses to emergency incidents and hazards, natural disasters and terrorism. The Center's aim is to establish an Essential Standards List that would represent a set of the most significant national standards for NIMS. The initiative is utilizing a two-pronged approach that is intended to enhance compatibility between national-level standards for NIMS and those developed by other public and private organizations as well as professional groups."
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