Hospital Preparedness

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

NIMS provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment. View the NIMS website.

  • NIMS Guideline for the Credentialing of Personnel
    The NIMS Guideline for the Credentialing of Personnel (Guideline) provides guidance on credentialing for Federal, State, Tribal and Local Personnel, as well as for persons affiliated with Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources, voluntary and not-for-profit response organizations. The Guideline addresses the full range of responders who may be called upon and need to establish their legitimacy through proof of Identity, Qualification/Affiliation and Authorization to deploy.
  • The NIMS Guide 0002
    The purpose of this NIMS Guide is to establish a standard definition and criteria for credentialing requirements as they relate to personnel ordered as single resources or personnel assigned to teams, and crew assigned to equipment, listed within the “Tier One” NIMS national resource typing definitions as posted by the NIMS Integration Center.
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