The incident control system (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) are the baseline for responding to natural and man-made disasters in the U.S. Identify and discuss six key components of these systems. Give your opinion on their effectiveness.
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According to the 2007 FEMA documentNational Incident Management SystemFEMA 501/Draft August 2007, Table 1. page 6, the six components are as listed below. These components cover a nationwide coordinated approach to incident management for all hazards, with "interoperability" of communications, for both "management and maintenance" of incidents.
A comprehensive, nationwide, systematic approach to incident management, including the Incident Command System, Multiagency Coordination Systems, and Public Information
A set of preparedness concepts and principles for all hazards
Essential principles for a common operating picture and interoperability of communications and information management
Standardized resource management procedures that enable coordination among different jurisdictions or organizations
Scalable so it may be used for all incidents (from day-to-day to large-scale)
A dynamic system that promotes ongoing management and maintenance
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