National Incident Management System

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WHEREAS, Homeland Security Presidential Directive /HSPD-5 establishes the National Incident Management System (NIMS); and

WHEREAS, the NIMS establishes a single, comprehensive approach to domestic incident management to ensure that all levels of government across the Nation have the capability to work efficiently and effectively together using a national approach to domestic incident management; and

WHEREAS, the NIMS provides a consistent nationwide approach for Federal, State and local governments to work together to prepare for and respond to, and recover from domestic incidents regardless of the cause, size or complexity; and

WHEREAS, the NIMS provides for interoperability and compatibility among Federal, State and local capabilities and includes a core set of concepts, principles, terminology and technologies covering the incident command system, unified command, training, management of resources and reporting; and

WHEREAS, beginning October 1st, 2004, all Federal departments and agencies shall make adoption of the NIMS a requirement for providing Federal preparedness assistance through grants, contracts or other activities to local governments;

Be it therefore resolved that the Jackson County Board hereby adopts the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as its system of preparing for and responding to disaster incidents.

Approved and adopted by the Jackson County Board by the required majority vote at its regular monthly meeting this 8th day of September, 2004.