National Incident Management System

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Na·tion·al In·ci·dent Man·age·ment Sys·tem

(NIMS) (nash'ŏ-năl in'si-dĕnt man'ăj-mĕnt sis'tĕm)
The U.S. plan that sets out a common language and common procedures for all levels (local through federal) in reaction to a mass-casualty incident.

National Incident Management System



A U.S. federal agency that coordinates responses to major disasters, such as, earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, spills, terrorist attacks, and major transportation accidents.
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