National Incident Management System (NIMS)

The East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP) operates under the National Incident Management System (NIMS), designed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). NIMS is a standardized incident management system that addresses processes, protocols, and procedures that all responders (Federal, State, Local, and Tribal) use to coordinate and conduct emergency response actions. Responders using the same standardized procedures will share a common focus and be able to place full emphasis on incident management when a natural, technological, and/or man-made disaster occurs. The NIMS Program was established in March 2004, in response to Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5The US Department of Homeland Security required Federal, State, and Local governments to formally adopt NIMS in 2005, as a requirement for continued participation in Homeland Security Grant Programs. According to the Metropolitan Council Resolution 43967, East Baton Rouge Parish formally adopted the NIMS system in 2005. 

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