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29 Cards in this Set

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HSPD-5, "Management of Domestic Incidents," directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to:
Develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Develop the National Response Framework (NRF).
HSPD-5 requires all Federal departments and agencies to:
Adopt NIMS and use it in their individual incident management programs and activities.

Make adoption of NIMS by State, tribal, and local organizations a condition for Federal preparedness assistance (through grants, contracts, and other activities).
NIMS is:
A comprehensive, nationwide, systematic approach to incident management, including the Incident Command System, Multiagency Coordination Systems, and Public Information
A response plan

Only used during large-scale incidents

A communications plan

Only applicable to certain emergency management/incident response personnel

Only the Incident Command System or an organization chart

A static system
Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection
________ directed DHS to lead a national initiative to develop a National Preparedness System—a common, unified approach to “strengthen the preparedness of the United States to prevent and respond to threatened or actual domestic terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies.”
HSPD-8: National Preparedness
_______ is a guide to how the Nation conducts all-hazards response.
Builds upon the NIMS coordinating structures to align key roles and responsibilities across the Nation, linking all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector.
National Response Framework (NRF)
_______ encourages:

Jurisdictions to enter into mutual aid and assistance agreements with other jurisdictions and/or organizations from which they expect to receive, or to which they expect to provide, assistance.

States to participate in interstate compacts and to consider establishing intrastate agreements that encompass all local jurisdictions.
Agreements that permit the automatic dispatch and response of requested resources without incident-specific approvals. These agreements are usually basic contracts; some may be informal accords.
Automatic Mutual Aid
Agreements between neighboring jurisdictions or organizations that involve a formal request for assistance and generally cover a larger geographic area than automatic mutual aid.
Local Mutual Aid
Substate regional mutual aid agreements between multiple jurisdictions that are often sponsored by a council of governments or a similar regional body.
Regional Mutual Aid
Agreements, often coordinated through the State, that incorporate both State and local governmental and nongovernmental assets in an attempt to increase preparedness statewide.
Statewide/Intrastate Mutual Aid
Out-of-State assistance through formal State-to-State agreements such as the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, or other formal State-to-State agreements that support the response effort.
Interstate Agreements
Agreements between the United States and other nations for the the exchange of Federal assets in an emergency.
International Agreements
Any agreement, whether formal or informal, used to request or provide assistance and/or resources among jurisdictions at any level of government (including foreign), NGOs, or the private sector.
Other Agreements
______ Help ensure that personnel possess the minimum knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to execute incident management and emergency response activities safely and effectively.
• Typically include training, experience, credentialing, validation, and physical and medical fitness.
________ is a congressionally ratified organization that provides form and structure to interstate mutual aid. Through EMAC, a disaster-impacted State can request and receive assistance from other member States quickly and efficiently, resolving two key issues upfront: liability and reimbursement.
The Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)
_________is a capabilities and performance-based exercise program that provides a standardized policy, methodology, and language for designing, developing, conducting, and evaluating all exercises.
The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
To achieve interoperability, communications and information systems should be:
Reliable, portable, and scalable.
Communications systems ensure that the flow of information will not be interrupted during an incident through:
resiliancy and redundancy
The _______ integrates incident information and public affairs into a cohesive organization designed to provide consistent, coordinated, accurate, accessible, and timely information.
Joint Information System (JIS)
The _______ provides a structure for developing and delivering incident-related coordinated messages by developing, recommending, and executing public information plans and strategies. The JIC is the central point of contact for all news media at the scene of an incident.
Joint Information Center (JIC)
Identifies the function for which a resource would be most useful.
Resource Category
Describes what the resource is (for example: medic, firefighter, Planning Section Chief, helicopter, ambulance, combustible gas indicator, bulldozer).
Kind of Resource
Describes the size, capability, and staffing qualifications of a specific kind of resource.
Type of Resource
_____ ______is an organization to oversee the management of multiple incidents handled individually by separate ICS organizations.
Area Command
A _____ ______ coordinates the acquisition, mobilization, and movement of resources as ordered by the Incident Command/Unified Command.
Dispatch Center
During an escalating incident, an _______ supports the on-scene response by relieving the burden of external coordination and securing additional resources.
Emergency Operations Center
A _______ is comprised of administrators/executives, or their designees, who are authorized to represent or commit agency resources and funds.
Multi-agency Coordinatation Group