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NIMS/ICS in a Private Sector Company

Written by  Peter Laz, CBCP

Most people are aware that the National Incident Management System/Incident Command System (NIMS/ICS) was developed, refined, and is used heavily by public sector entities. These include the federal Department of Homeland Security, state and county Emergency Management Office, and local fire and police departments. While it is true these entities do not have matching priorities nor are they structured exactly the same as private institutions, both sectors have a need for and potential benefit from using the ICS model to manage events that may cause a disruption to normal operations.