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ERIC Number: ED494841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management: The National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Schools. Frequently Asked Questions and FY 2006 NIMS Compliance Activities for Schools
US Department of Education
"Helpful Hints" offers a quick overview of school emergency preparedness topics that are frequently the subject of inquiries. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a comprehensive system that improves tribal and local emergency response operations through the use of the Incident Command System (ICS) and the application of standardized emergency procedures and preparedness measures. It provides a consistent approach and a "common language" for federal, state, and local governments to work effectively and efficiently to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic disaster incidents, regardless of cause, size, or complexity. This issue of "Helpful Hints" addresses frequently asked questions and provides a checklist of FY2006 compliance activities for schools. (Contains 5 footnotes.) [This document was published by the Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS).]
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/about/pubs/intro/index.html?src=gu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Caliber Associates, Fairfax, VA.