Item No: 4.C.1.
Meeting Date: March 25, 2013
From: Kevin R. Bowman, Fire Chief / Emergency Management Agency
Subject: Resolution adopting the National Incident Management System, as mandated by the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5)
Staff recommends that Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5) Management of Domestic Incidents calling for the establishment of a single, comprehensive National Incident Management System (NIMS) be adopted.
The NIMS is a system that improves response operations through the use of the Incident Command System (ICS) and other standard procedures and preparedness measures. It also promotes development of multi-jurisdictional, statewide and interstate regional mechanisms for coordinating incident management and obtaining assistance during large-scale or complex incidents. HSPD-5 dictated that Federal departments and agencies shall make adoption of the NIMS a requirement for the provision of Federal preparedness assistance funds.
1. Formal Adoption of the National Incident Management System; or,
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Fiscal Impact: The adoption of this directive actually aids the City of Leesburg in recovery of funds spent in the preparation for, response to, and recovery from a declared natural or manmade disaster through FEMA.
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RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA ADOPTING THE NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, the President in Homeland Security Directive (HSPD)-5, directed the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS), which would provide a consistent nationwide approach for Federal, State, and local governments to work together more effectively and efficiently to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity;
WHEREAS, the collective input and guidance from all Federal, State, and local homeland security partners has been, and will continue to be, vital to the development, effective implementation and utilization of a comprehensive NIMS;
WHEREAS, it is necessary and desirable that all Federal, State, and local emergency agencies and personnel coordinate their efforts to effectively and efficiently provide the highest levels of incident management;
WHEREAS, to facilitate the most efficient and effective incident management it is critical that Federal, State, and local organizations utilize standardized terminology, standardized organizational structures, interoperable communications, consolidated action plans, unified command structures, uniform personnel qualification standards, uniform standards for planning, training, and exercising, comprehensive resource management, and designated incident facilities during emergencies or disasters;
WHEREAS, the NIMS standardized procedures for managing personnel, communications, facilities and resources will improve the city's/county's ability to utilize federal funding to enhance local agency readiness, maintain first responder safety, and streamline incident management processes,
WHEREAS, the Incident Command System components of NIMS are already an integral part of various city/county incident management activities, including current emergency management training programs; and
WHEREAS, the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks (9-11 Commission) recommended adoption of a standardized Incident Command System.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida formally adopts the National Incident Management System.
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _25 th____ day of __March_______ 2013.