The National Incident Management System

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After the horrific attacks on September 11th, 2001, The United States had a new mission at hand. They needed to repair their procedures of responding to natural disasters or massive attacks. They needed to create a system that would ensure that everyone, from local law enforcement to the top guy in the federal government, were in sync and on the same page for training purposes and during actual national incidents. The American government did a review of the 2001 attacks and discussed what caused the issue, what steps or procedures were carried out, and what could have been done in order to correct any faults that might of taken place. One of the main issues discovered, was all the different agencies, departments, and private sectors…show more content…
Since these happen on a very rare basis, they usually do not feel as comfortable with responding to these type of incidents. Nonetheless these events are happening more often then not, and first responders must be knowledgeable, non complacent, a caught up to speed on the procedures for reacting to more severe circumstances. During any mainstream event that becomes fatal and tragic, the general public expect emergency personnel to be there simultaneously and start evaluating the situation. The preservation of life and reduction of injury are their top priority, however, they must be well trained in this area, and have coordinated sources and command control. (Walsh, 2012) Planning and preparation are a constant battle for the emergency responder community. They must stay up to date with polices and training. They must run drills, so that they are comfortable and familiar with how to respond, in the case of a catastrophic emergency. They can not just plan for one type of scenario, but they must run through every type of event that could unfold. Types of scenarios they could practice for include mass shootings, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, bomb threats, bio-attacks, or anything that could have a large scale of casualties. After high intensity incidents, the responders have an after actions review, where they contemplate on what worked
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