National Incident Management System - Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5

Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5), “Management of Domestic Incidents,” directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The 2003 presidential directive required all federal agencies to adopt the NIMS and to use it in their individual domestic incident management and emergency prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation programs and activities. The directive also required Federal Departments and agencies to make adoption of NIMS by state, tribal, and local organizations a condition for federal preparedness awards beginning in federal fiscal year (FY) 2005. Federal Preparedness Awards can include grants, contracts, equipment, supplies, and other activities. It is not limited to financial aid.


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