Pursuant to the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5, the National Incident Management System (NIMS) was developed to enhance the ability of federal, state, and local emergency responders to manage domestic incidents via a single, comprehensive framework regardless of the cause, size, or complexity of an incident. NIMS guidance allows organizations and agencies to work together and effectively manage incidents involving all threats and hazards in order to reduce loss of life and property, as well as harm to the environment.
On Saturday, April 30, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold its biannual PrepareAthon! National Day of Action. This event is a daylong national campaign, calling for individuals to increase their preparedness and resiliency efforts in anticipation of hazards most likely to occur in their community.