NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
What is NIMS Preparedness?
Given the threats we face, a lack of preparedness could have catastrophic consequences. Effective and coordinated emergency management and incident response require that we create a culture of preparedness.
National preparedness can only succeed through coordination at all levels of government and by forming strong partnerships with the private sector and nongovernmental organizations.Preparation is a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action.
NIMS provides the mechanisms and tools to help enhance preparedness. Within NIMS, preparedness focuses on:
- Procedures and protocols,
- Training and exercises,
- Personnel qualification and certification, and
- Equipment certification.
The concepts and principles that form the basis for preparedness are the integration of the concepts and principles of all the components of NIMS.
This lesson introduces you to the NIMS Preparedness component.
Preparedness: A Unified Approach
Preparedness requires a unified approach to emergency management and incident response activities. To achieve a unified approach, components of NIMS should be integrated within the emergency management and incident response structure.
Preparedness should be integrated into resource management, command and management, and communications and information management to form an effective system.
Coordination of Preparedness Activities
Preparedness activities should be coordinated among all appropriate agencies and organizations within the jurisdiction, as well as across jurisdictions. Preparedness activities may involve the following groups:
- Preparedness Organizations
- Nongovernmental Organizations
- Private Sector
What NIMS is:
What NIMS is NOT:
We are looking for citizens of Prairie view to join us in making Prairie View a place ready with people well trained to handle any Incident with which we may be faced. To join us simply go to www.training.fema.gov.