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 National Incident Management System (NIMS) 



Slippery Rock University developed this plan to facilitate the National Incident Management System (NIMS) format. The National Incident Management System is designed to provide a consistent, flexible and adjustable national framework for government and private entities to work within in order to manage emergencies and/or disasters. This set of standardized organizational structures provides the flexibility needed to manage any situation regardless of cause, size, location, and complexity. This flexibility is crucial to a college or university when trying to effectively maximize all the resources needed to manage an emergency or disaster. These structures provide all the local, state, and federal entities that may be required to assist the college or university a common, understood base to work within.

A copy of the NIMS plan is housed in the office of the Emergency Administrative Director and is available for review upon formal written request, or by visiting the FEMA website at