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The National Incident Management System’s Role in National Emergencies

September 12, 2014

Gary Yurt, President of Industrial Safety and Training Services, based in Kentucky, worked in the massive cleanup after the BP Oil Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast in 2010. Through the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Gary Yurt worked as a safety officer on the coasts of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama. In collaboration with the National Response Framework (NRF), NIMS provides a framework for responders to emergency events on the local, state, and federal levels.

NIMS involvement in natural and man-made disasters facilitates a more efficient, unified approach to managing incidents, with standard management and command structures. The system focuses on such areas as preparedness, resource management, and mutual aid. The Secretary of Homeland Security develops guidelines, protocols, and compliance procedures for every aspect of NIMS. The NRF implements the mechanisms for incident management on the national level.


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