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Disaster preparedness and terrorism are two very big issues that, unfortunately, some of our brethren have had to deal with in recent years. However, we all need to be prepared. Read below for more information on the Department of Homeland Security's initiatives to aid in national preparedness. To find more resources regarding disaster preparedness, click on the following links:
- Disaster Preparedness
- Terrorism Awareness Guide
- Resources for Mass Violence and Active Shooter Events
- Hurricane Preparedness Resource Center
- Pandemic Influenza
Department of Homeland Security Overview
The National Response Framework (NRF) presents the guiding principles that enable all response partners to prepare for and provide a unified national response to disasters and emergencies – from the smallest incident to the largest catastrophe. The Framework defines key principles, roles, and structures that organize the way we respond as a nation.
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment.
NIMS works hand in hand with the NRF. NIMS provides the template for the management of incidents, while the NRF provides the structure and mechanisms for national-level policy for incident management.
NIMS defines preparedness as a “continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response.” This ‘preparedness cycle' is one element of a broader National Preparedness System to prevent, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.