National Response Framework

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June 24, 2015
* Rank order (in order of priority) the 14 core capabilities of the NRF. Explain why you rank ordered 1, 2, and 3, respectively. Be specific. * Explain how the United States conducts an all-hazards response in the five preparedness mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and disaster recovery.
* When would a Deputy Incident Commander (Deputy IC) be necessary? Give examples. * In The missing piece of NIMS: Teaching incident commanders how to function in the edge of Chaos, the author notes that first responders have to deal with a disaster situation already unfolding, and not “all the pieces fit together nicely.” The author writes about the Five Tenets of Working in Chaos.
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Now, they must look and prepare for situations never previously considered. Mass shootings, chemical and nuclear attacks, and suicide bombers are just a few of the possibilities. The reality is that today there are many dangers that have not been previously imagined. The best that can be done is to plan, re-plan and plan again.
2. Situational Assessment. Once the Incident Commander arrives on the scene, s/he will need to assess the emergency quickly. Is there still a threat to the general population? Are the casualties identified or does Search & Rescue need to be mobilized? The IC needs to come up with a game plan to save lives, protect property and the environment, meet basic human needs, and stabilize the situation. 5
3. Operational Coordination is third on the list of priorities. The IC has to coordinate the efforts of Police, Fire & Rescue, as well as business owners and nongovernmental organizations (NGO). Time is of the essence. The sooner the IC has operational control, the sooner various pieces can be delegated, and the IC can focus on the big picture.
4. Operational Communications
5. Mass Search and Rescue Operations
6. Public and Private Services and Resources
7. Public Health and Medical Services
8. Public Information and Warning
9. On-Scene Security and Protection
10. Mass Care Services
11. Fatality Management Services
12. Critical Transportation
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