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Documents Available for National Engagement

The National Incident Management System is intended to be used by the whole community. The intended audience for this page is individuals, families, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, state, local, tribal and territorial governments, and federal agencies. The purpose of this page is to allow access to documents and other guidance that are undergoing national engagement.

September 24, 2019: National Engagement Period: NIMS Implementation Fact Sheet for Private Sector Organizations

FEMA’s National Integration Center seeks public feedback for the “National Incident Management System Implementation Fact Sheet for Private Sector Organizations.”

This national engagement period will conclude at 5 p.m. EDT on Oct. 24, 2019. National engagement provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on the draft document and to ensure it is relevant for all private sector organizations involved in emergency management activities.
 
FEMA works to improve the nation’s ability to manage incidents, events and emergencies. In October 2017, FEMA released the revised National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS is a fundamental doctrine on how the nation manages incidents by enabling organizations from across the county to work together during incidents, events and emergencies.
 
Private sector organizations play a vital role in the whole community approach to emergency management activities. This update of the NIMS Implementation Fact Sheet is intended to continue to help guide and promote incorporating NIMS into private sector organizational incident response plans.
 
FEMA last revised the NIMS Implementation Fact Sheet for Non-Governmental Organizations in 2006 and is now updating the document to ensure it is consistent with the NIMS refresh, to incorporate stakeholder input, and to make it a clear and useful tool for private sector organizations as they implement NIMS. The new document is called the NIMS Implementation Fact Sheet for Private Sector Organizations.
 
FEMA will sponsor a 30-day national engagement period during which the agency will solicit feedback from its stakeholders. Comments received during this period will be reviewed, adjudicated and, as appropriate, incorporated.
 
To view the draft update document and feedback form, please visit https://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system/national-engagement.
 

For more information, please contact FEMA-NIMS@fema.dhs.gov.

September 24, 2019: National Engagement Period: Draft EOC Tools

FEMA’s National Integration Center is seeking public feedback on tools for inclusion in the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Toolkit, a resource for EOCs across the nation to strengthen their preparedness and response. This national engagement period will conclude at 5 p.m. EDT on Oct. 24, 2019. National engagement provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on the draft toolkit to ensure the material is relevant for all implementing partners.

Emergency Operation Centers play a critical role in incident management and response, and he role of EOCs varies widely across the nation according to laws and authorities. FEMA is releasing documents for an EOC Toolkit that emergency managers and EOC staff have resources to assist in strengthening their EOC.

Two documents for potential inclusion in the EOC Toolkit include Operational Period Shift Briefing Template and SAMHSA’s Stress Management.

The EOC Toolkit currently includes an Elected Officials/Senior Executives Quick Reference Guide, a Department Head Quick Reference Guide, and a NIMS Senior Leader Briefing Template.

To review the draft tools and provide feedback on the comment form, visit https://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system/national-engagement.

For more information, please contact: FEMA-NIMS@fema.dhs.gov.

September 12, 2019: National Engagement Period: NIMS Basic Guidance for Public Information Officers

 

FEMA’s National Integration Center seeks public feedback for an update of the “National Incident Management System Basic Guidance for Public Information Officers.”

This national engagement period will conclude at close of business on Tuesday Oct. 15. National engagement provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on the draft document, to ensure it is relevant for all public information officers involved in emergency management activities.

 The National Incident Management System is an integral component of the National Preparedness System and the nation’s ability to achieve the National Preparedness Goal. The updated guidance provides operational practices to help public information officers perform their duties within the command and coordination structures.

 FEMA last revised the NIMS Basic Guidance for Public Information Officers in 2007 and is now updating the document to ensure it is consistency, to incorporate stakeholder input, and to make it a more clear and useful tool for public information officers as they are involved in emergency management activities.

Click here to view the draft update document and feedback form.

National Engagement Webinars

FEMA’s National Integration Center is hosting a series of 60-minute webinars to discuss the document, related efforts, and answer participants’ questions. Webinars are open to the whole community.

Advance registration is required. Real-time captioning will be available on the webinar. To register, click on your preferred webinar session from the list below:

Webinar 1: Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. EDT
 
Webinar 2: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at 3 p.m. EDT
 
 Webinar 3: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. EDT
 

For more information, please contact FEMA-NIMS@fema.dhs.gov.

 

 

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09/24/2019 - 11:14