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Resolution 08-05 Adopting NIMS

RESOLUTION NUMBER 08-05

DESIGNATING THE NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS) AS THE BASIS FOR ALL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT IN THE CITY OF MOUNTAIN IRON

WHEREAS, the President of the United States, in Homeland Security Directive (HSPD)-5, directed the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS), which would provide a consistent nationwide approach for federal, state, local and tribal governments to work together more effectively and efficiently to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity; and,

WHEREAS, the collective input and guidance from all federal, state, local, and tribal security partners has been, and will continue to be vital to the development, effective implementation and utilization of a comprehensive NIMS; and,

WHEREAS, it is necessary and desirable that all federal, state, local and tribal emergency agencies and personnel coordinate their efforts to effectively and efficiently provide the highest levels of incident management; and,

WHEREAS, to facilitate the most efficient and effective incident management, it is critical that federal, state, local, and tribal organizations utilize standardized terminology, standardized organizational structures, interoperable communications, consolidated action plans, unified command structures, uniform personnel qualification standards, uniform planning, training, and exercising standards, comprehensive resource management, and designated incident facilities during emergencies or disasters; and,

WHEREAS, the NIMS standardized procedures for managing personnel, communications, facilities, and resources will improve the county´┐Żs ability to utilize federal and state funding to enhance local agency readiness, maintain first responder safety, and streamline incident management processes; and,

WHEREAS, the Incident Command System components of NIMS are already an integral part of various incident management activities throughout the State and the City of Mountain Iron, including current emergency management training programs; and,

WHEREAS, the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks (9-11 Commission) recommended adoption of a standardized Incident Command System; and,

WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Minnesota by Executive Order 05-02, February 9, 2005, has designated the NIMS as the basis for all incident management in the State of Minnesota.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOUNTAIN IRON, MINNESOTA, that the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the standard for incident management in the City of Mountain Iron.

DULY ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THIS 4th DAY OF APRIL, 2005.

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