NIMS - National Incident Management System

ICS - Incident Command System

NIMS  -  National Incident Command Systems

ICS  -  Incident Command Systems



  • The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together seamlessly and manage incidents involving all threats and hazards; regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce loss of life, property and harm to the environment.


  • The NIMS is the essential foundation to the National Preparedness System (NPS) and provides the template for the management of incidents and operations in support of all five National Planning Frameworks.



The Lehigh Valley Paladin Security & Intelligence Professionals incorporate the NIMS & ICS guidelines and protocols into our Critical Incident & Crisis Management Plans; as well as all of our seminars, workshops and in-service training and professional development programs.