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EMA Director

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101 NE 4th St
Washington, IN 47501
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The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment.

NIMS establishes the Incident Command System (ICS) as the organizational structure to be implemented to effectively and efficiently command and manage domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity. The ICS structure is a standardized, on-scene, all-hazard incident management concept which provides an integrated organizational structure that is able to adapt to the complexities and needs of single or multiple incidents regardless of jurisdictional boundaries.