Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

VHA Office of Emergency Management

Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge

VHA Office of Emergency Management: National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Emergency Management: National Incident Management System (NIMS) 

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 the environment.

NIMS works hand-in-hand with the National Response Framework (NRF)*. NIMS provides the template for the management of incidents, while the NRF provides the structure and mechanisms for national-level policy for incident management.

References

Program Manager Contact Information

Peter Brewster
Peter.Brewster2@va.gov
Director, Education and Training
Phone: 304-264-4807
Fax: 304-264-4499


Download free viewer and reader software to view PDF, video and other file formats.

*By clicking on these links, you will leave the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site.