ADOPTED - AUGUST 23, 2005
Agenda Item No. 33
Introduced by the Law Enforcement and Finance Committees of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS) AS THE BASIS FOR ALL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT IN THE COUNTY OF INGHAM – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
WHEREAS, the Ingham County Emergency Management Director is hereby requesting the County Board of Commissioners to implement the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the basis for all Incident Management in the County of Ingham; and
WHEREAS, the Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD–5, directed the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management Systems (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, 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 Standards for Planning, Training, and Exercising, 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 State’s ability to utilize federal funding to enhance Local and State 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, 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, mandated by the Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD–5, beginning in FY2005, adoption and full compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) will be a condition for receipt of Federal Preparedness Assistance Funds, including grants, contracts and other activities; and
WHEREAS, the National Incident Management System (NIMS) shall be incorporated within the County Emergency Management Policy Resolution, County Emergency Management Plans, Training and Exercises, and Standard Operating Procedures; and
WHEREAS, all County Departments, Commissioners, Boards or other Agencies of County Government, to include those Cities, Villages, Townships, Local Public Authorities and School Districts, that are part of the
County Emergency Management Program shall fully cooperate with the Emergency Management Director, to implement NIMS and future Federal and State Mandates.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners does hereby establish the National Incident Management System (NIMS), as the County Standard for Incident Management.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board Chairperson, Emergency Management Director, and Emergency Management Program Manager are hereby authorized to sign all Emergency Management Plans and Documents to be in compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD–5.
LAW ENFORCEMENT: Yeas: De Leon, Nolan, Copedge, Thomas, Vickers
Nays: None Absent: Schafer Approved 8/11/05
FINANCE: Yeas: Dedden, Swope, Hertel, Thomas, Dougan
Nays: None Absent: Schor Approved 8/17/05