National Preparedness Cycle

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Preparedness Cycle graphic - Plan, Organize Equip, Train, Exercise, Evaluate / ImproveThe National Incident Management System (NIMS) defines preparedness as "a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response."  This 'preparedness cycle' is one element of a broader National Preparedness System to prevent, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.

Components of the Preparedness Cycle

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05/06/2013 - 11:06