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What Is the National Incident Management System?
PREFACE
1. FLEXIBILITY
2. STANDARDIZATION
C. OVERVIEW OF NIMS COMPONENTS
1. NIMS COMPONENTS
COMPONENT I: PREPAREDNESS
A. CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES
1. UNIFIED APPROACH
2. LEVELS OF CAPABILITY
B. ACHIEVING PREPAREDNESS
1. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NIMS AND OTHER PREPAREDNESS EFFORTS
2. NIMS AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE NATIONAL RESPONSE FRAMEWORK
3. PREPAREDNESS ROLES
4. PREPAREDNESS ELEMENTS
5. MITIGATION
COMPONENT II: COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
A. CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES A. CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES
1. COMMON OPERATING PICTURE
Common Operating Picture
2. INTEROPERABILITY
3. RELIABILITY, SCALABILITY, AND PORTABILITY
4. RESILIENCY AND REDUNDANCY
B. MANAGEMENT CHARACTERISTICS
1. STANDARDIZED COMMUNICATION TYPES
2. POLICY AND PLANNING
3. AGREEMENTS
4. EQUIPMENT STANDARDS AND TRAINING
C. ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS
1. INCIDENT INFORMATION
2. PRINCIPLES
B. MANAGING RESOURCES
Figure 1. Resource Management During an Incident
1. IDENTIFY REQUIREMENTS
Figure 2. Flow of Requests and Assistance During Large-Scale Incidents
2. ORDER AND ACQUIRE
3. MOBILIZE
4. TRACK AND REPORT
5. RECOVER AND DEMOBILIZE
6. REIMBURSE
7. INVENTORY
Figure 3. Recommended NIMS Personnel Credentialing Process
Table 2. Example Categories for National Resource Typing
Table 4. Example of a Resource With Multiple Types (Coast Guard Oil Skimmer)
COMPONENT IV: COMMAND AND MANAGEMENT
A. INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM
1. MANAGEMENT CHARACTERISTICS
2. INCIDENT COMMAND AND COMMAND STAFF
Figure 4. Incident Command System: Command Staff and General Staff
3. GENERAL STAFF
Figure 5. Major Organizational Elements of Operations Section
Figure 6. Planning Section Organization
Table 5. Sample IAP Outline
Figure 7. Logistics Section Organization
Figure 8. Finance/Administration Section Organization
4. INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAMS
6. AREA COMMAND
Figure 9. Chain of Command and Reporting Relationships
B. MULTIAGENCY COORDINATION SYSTEMS
1. DEFINITION
2. SYSTEM ELEMENTS
Figure 10. Multiagency Coordination System (MACS)
3. EXAMPLES OF SYSTEM ELEMENTS
4. PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF MACS
5. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A MAC GROUP AND AREA COMMAND
Table 6. Differences Between a MAC Group and Area Command
C. PUBLIC INFORMATION
1. INTRODUCTION
2. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION AND COMPONENTS
Table 7. Types of Joint Information Centers
3. PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS PLANNING
D. RELATIONSHIPS AMONG COMMAND AND MANAGEMENT ELEMENTS
COMPONENT V: ONGOING MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE
A. NATIONAL INTEGRATION CENTER
1. CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES
2. NIMS REVISION PROCESS
3. NIC RESPONSIBILITIES
B. SUPPORTING TECHNOLOGIES
2. SUPPORTING INCIDENT MANAGEMENT WITH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Table A-1. Single Resource (Track Dozer) That Has Been Typed
APPENDIX B: INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM
A. PURPOSE
B. ORGANIZATION OF THIS APPENDIX
TAB 1—ICS ORGANIZATION
A. FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE
B. MODULAR EXPANSION
Table B-1. ICS Organization
1. COMMAND STAFF
TAB 2—THE OPERATIONS SECTION
A. OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF
B. BRANCHES
Figure B-2. Geographic Branch Organization
2. Incident Calls for a Functional Branch Structure
Figure B-3. Deputy Operations With Functional Branch Structure
3. Incident Calls for a Multijurisdictional Branch Structure
Figure B-4. Multijurisdictional Incident
C. DIVISIONS AND GROUPS
1. Geographical Divisions
Figure B-5. Use of Geographical Divisions
2. Functional Groups
Figure B-6. Use of Functional Groups
3. Combined Geographical Divisions and Functional Groups
D. RESOURCE ORGANIZATION
1. Single Resources
2. Task Forces
3. Strike Teams
E. AIR OPERATIONS BRANCH
Figure B-7. Air Operations Organization
TAB 3—THE PLANNING SECTION
A. PLANNING SECTION CHIEF
B. RESOURCES UNIT
1. Responsibilities
2. Resource Status
C. SITUATION UNIT
D. DOCUMENTATION UNIT
E. DEMOBILIZATION UNIT
F. TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS
TAB 4—THE LOGISTICS SECTION
Figure B-8. Logistics Section With Branch Organizational Structure
A. SUPPLY UNIT
B. FACILITIES UNIT
C. GROUND SUPPORT UNIT
The Ground Support Unit:
D. COMMUNICATIONS UNIT
1. Command Net
2. Tactical Nets
3. Support Net
4. Air-to-Ground Net
5. Air-to-Air Nets
E. FOOD UNIT
F. MEDICAL UNIT
TAB 5—THE FINANCE/ ADMINISTRATION SECTION
A. TIME UNIT
B. PROCUREMENT UNIT
C. COMPENSATION AND CLAIMS UNIT
D. COST UNIT
TAB 6—ESTABLISHING AN AREA COMMAND
A. RESPONSIBILITIES
B. ORGANIZATION
1. Area Commander (Unified Area Command)
2. Assistant Area Commander–Logistics
3. Assistant Area Commander–Planning
4. Area Command Aviation Coordinator
5. Area Command Support Positions
C. LOCATION
D. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
TAB 7—FACILITIES AND LOCATIONS
A. INCIDENT COMMAND POST
B. INCIDENT BASE
C. CAMPS
D. STAGING AREAS
TAB 8—THE PLANNING PROCESS AND THE IAP
1. Understand the Situation
2. Establish Incident Objectives and Strategy
3. Develop the Plan
4. Prepare and Disseminate the Plan
5. Execute, Evaluate, and Revise the Plan
B. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SPECIFIC PLANNING ACTIVITIES
1. Operational Period Planning Cycle
Figure B-9. Operational Period Planning Cycle
3. Conducting the Planning Meeting
Table B-2. The IAP and Typical Attachments
Table B-3. ICS Forms That Can Aid the Planning Process*
TAB 9—ICS FORMS
A. ICS FORMS
1. ICS 201 – Incident Briefing
2. ICS 202 – Incident Objectives
3. ICS 203 – Organization Assignment List
4. ICS 204 – Assignment List
5. ICS 205 – Incident Radio Communications Plan
6. ICS 206 – Medical Plan
7. ICS 209 – Incident Status Summary
TAB 10—SUMMARY OF MAJOR ICS POSITIONS
Table B-4. Summary Table of Major ICS Positions*
GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS
ACRONYMS
INDEX
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