Posted: Thu, 04/19/2012 - 8:26am Updated: Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:55am

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a comprehensive, national approach to incident management that is applicable at all jurisdictional levels and across functional disciplines. It is intended to apply across a full spectrum of potential incidents, hazards, and impacts, regardless of size, location or complexity. NIMS helps improve coordination and cooperation between public and private entities in a variety of incident management activities and provides a common standard for overall incident management.