The incident command 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.
The Incident Command System is the core for providing integrated responses and communication in event of an emergency incident. This is why it is named a "command" system. Central commands that coordinate and integrate "facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures and communications" are issued from ICS. ICS coordinates responses among public and private sectors in a "judicious" manner that overrides any possibility of haphazard response. In addition, ICS coordinates the "planning and management" of emergency resources that will be needed and distributed in judicious coordinated responses.