- Reiterates the concepts and principles of the original 2004 version and the updated 2008 version;
- Reflects and incorporates lessons learned from exercises and real world incidents and policy updates, such as the National Preparedness System and the 2013 NIMS Intelligence/Investigation Function Guidance and Field Operations Guide;
- Reflects progress in resource typing and mutual aid and builds a foundation for the development of a national qualification system;
- Clarifies that NIMS is more than just the Incident Command System (ICS) and that it applies to all stakeholders with roles in incident management across all five mission areas (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery);
- Provides guidance on a common structure and activation levels for operations and coordination centers, including Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), through new Center Management System (CMS) guidance;
--(Note that while we will continue to track NIMS implementation, the adoption of CMS is not mandatory as part of preparedness grants);
- Explains the relationship among ICS, CMS, and Multiagency Coordination Groups; and
- Enhances guidance on information management processes to improve data collection plans, social media integration and the use of geographic information systems.
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Friday, May 6, 2016
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking input into the National Incident Management System (NIMS) refresh. Files can befound on the FEMA website. The 30-day National Engagement Period for NIMS will conclude at .
FEMA supports the mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation by working to improve the ability of all to manage incidents, events and emergencies.
NIMS provides a consistent and common approach and vocabulary to enable the whole community to work together seamlessly and manage all threats and hazards. NIMS applies to all incidents, regardless of cause, size, location or complexity.
The draft NIMS:
To review the draft of the refreshed NIMS and for additional webinar information, visit: https://www.fema.gov/national-
incident-management-system/ national-engagement. To provide comments on the draft, complete the feedback form and submit it to FEMA-NIMS@fema.dhs.gov.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Pets are family members too. As you prepare your family for emergencies, don’t forget about your pets.
America’s PrepareAthon! is hosting a Periscope broadcast on Wednesday, May 4 at 1:00 p.m. EDTto discuss ways to prepare your pet for an emergency. Topics will include what to put in yourpet emergency supply kit, shelter tips, and other emergency planning needs.
Follow @PrepareAthon on Periscope to join the broadcast conversation. Don’t forget to tell your family and friends – and the other pet owners by sharing this tweet:
Join @PrepareAthon on #Periscope onfor a discussion on how to prepare your pet for an emergency. #petpreparedness
Sunday, May 1, 2016
To ensure that you’re able to act quickly and get the best available protection during a tornado, you need to plan ahead. Advanced planning and practicing specifically how and where you will take cover for protection may save your life.
Your primary goal is to go to the safest place for protection before the tornado approaches and take additional measures for personal cover. If a tornado warning is issued, immediately move to the best available protection.
Having advance notice that a tornado is approaching your area can give you the critical time needed to move to a place with better protection. The best protection in all tornadoes is to seek shelter in a structure built to FEMA safe room or International Code 500 storm shelter standards.
If you’re unable to get to a safe room during a tornado, move to an interior windowless room on the lowest level of a building, preferably the basement. Take personal cover under sturdy furniture such as a table. Cover your head and neck with your arms and place a blanket or coat over your body.
The America’s PrepareAthon! How to Prepare for a Tornado guide provides preparedness tips if you live, work, or travel through an area that is susceptible to tornadoes:
Some locations don't provide protection from tornadoes, including: manufactured (mobile) homes/offices, the open space of open-plan buildings (e.g., malls, big retail stores, and gymnasiums), vehicles, and the outdoors. An alternative shelter should be identified prior to a tornado watch or warning.
You can find additional resources online, including a tornado checklist that provides guidance on what steps to take before and after a tornado.
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