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National Incident Management System

From wildfires to chemical spills to earthquakes, the risks to people and communities must be anticipated and responded to. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) guides all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector to work together to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from incidents.

NIMS provides stakeholders across the whole community with the shared vocabulary, systems and processes to successfully deliver the capabilities described in the National Preparedness System. Explore content in this section to learn basic information about NIMS components, guides and tools, and which components you need to type and manage your function.

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