The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Integration Center is seeking public feedback for an update to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Implementation Objectives for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) organizations and jurisdictions. https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/130743 It was last revised in 2009.
This National Engagement Period opened January 16, 2018, and will close at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, February 5, 2018. This is for interested parties to comment on the draft implementation objectives to ensure they are relevant for all partners.
NIMS is a key component of incident management, enabling diverse organizations to work together during incidents of all kinds and sizes. Implementing NIMS across the nation is a central part of building our national preparedness.
This revision ensures changes to the SLTT Implementation Objectives are consistent with the Third Edition of NIMS. Changes incorporate stakeholder input and make NIMS a clearer and more useful tool for implementation.
FEMA will host three webinars to discuss the proposed changes and answer related questions. See the FEMA website https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/130743 for more information on the webinars and to review the draft. To provide comments on the draft, complete the feedback form and submit it to FEMA-NIMS@fema.dhs.gov.
On January 24th, the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) will hold an online “town hall” meeting to discuss the changing use of social media by public safety agencies during disaster events.
The town hall is open to all responders and their agencies. No registration is required.
Details available on the DHS website here: https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/public-safety-use-social-media-during-disasters
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