What is HSPD-7?
Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection established the U.S. policy for "enhancing protection of the Nation's critical infrastructure and key resources" and mandates a national plan to implement that policy in partnership with Federal departments and agencies; State, tribal, and local governments; nongovernmental organizations; and the private sector.
What is HSPD-8?
National Preparedness directed DHS to lead a national initiative to develop a National Preparedness System—a common, unified approach to "strengthen the preparedness of the United States to prevent and respond to threatened or actual domestic terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies."
What 3 areas does NIMS provide elected and appointed officials?
1) Ensure agency/jurisdiction policies for emergency management and incident response are clearly stated.
2) Evaluate effectiveness and correct any deficiencies.
3) Support a coordinated, multiagency approach.
How does NIMS provide preparedness?
provides continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action.
CONSISTENT WITH NIMS? A jurisdiction is inventorying and categorizing resources (e.g, personnel, equipment, supplies, and facilities) to establish and verify levels of capability prior to an incident.
True. (training and equipping)
CONSISTENT WITH NIMS? To expedite NIMS compliance, a team has been tasked to complete a preparedness plan while other teams independently address the other NIMS components.
False. (preparedness integrated with other teams)
CONSISTENT WITH NIMS? An agency has established a mechanism for incorporating corrective actions into the planning process following the evaluation of an exercise.
True. (taking corrective actions)
CONSISTENT WITH NIMS? Elected officials are participating in a multijurisdictional exercise not at the scene but rather in a unified policy role at a joint operations center.
True. (exercising for preparedness)
Which NIMS activity is related to building continuity capability?
A Special Governor's Working Group is drafting plans for leadership succession in the case of a catastrophic incident
What are the four standard levels of procedural documents?
1) Standard Operating Procedure or Operations Manual
2) Field Operations Guide or Incident Management Handbook
3) Mobilization Guide
4) Job Aid
Example of the use of protocols?
A jurisdiction is establishing protocols that provide the needed authority to permit first responders to rapidly execute life-safety measures without seeking approval.
NIMS exercises should contain?
1) Include multidisciplinary, multijurisdictional incidents.
2) Require interactions with the private sector and nongovernmental organizations.
3) Cover all aspects of preparedness plans, particularly the processes and procedures for activating local, intrastate, and/or interstate mutual aid agreements and assistance agreements.
4) Contain a mechanism for incorporating corrective actions and lessons learned from incidents into the planning process.
CONSISTENT WITH NIMS? A jurisdiction is using planned events (First Night festivities, the marathon, and Fourth of July celebrations) to exercise NIMS preparedness and Incident Command structures.
CONSISTENT WITH NIMS? An agency is requiring all personnel (including administrative, support, and response personnel) to receive Incident Command System training and to be credentialed as Type I Command and General Staff members.
CONSISTENT WITH NIMS? Based on an analysis of vulnerabilities, a private-sector nuclear plant operator is incorporating mitigation strategies into its preparedness planning activities.