About the authors -- Foreword / Frank J. Cilluffo -- Preface -- Section 1. Understanding the national incident management system. 1. Introduction to the national incident management system -- 2. Integration of the incident command system -- 3. Command -- 4. Operations -- 5. Planning -- 6. Logistics -- 7. Finance/administration -- 8. Information and intelligence function --9. Multiagency coordination systems -- 10. Public information -- 11. Preparedness -- 12. Resource management -- 13. Communications and information management -- 14. Supporting technologies -- Section 2. Utilizing the national incident management system. 15. The national response plan -- 16. Putting the NIMS all together -- 17. Implementation of the NIMS -- Appendix A. Homeland security presidential directives -- Appendix B. Letter from the Department of Homeland Security -- Appendix C. Homeland security terror alert chart -- Appendix D. Incident command system (ICS) forms -- Appendix E. Participating in the national incident management system : a checklist for NIMS implementation -- Appendix F. Planning responsibilities checklist -- Appendix G. Answers to wrap-up case studies -- Appendix H. Acronym glossary -- Appendix I.U.S. Department of Homeland Security NIMS information, training, courses and NIMS certification -- Glossary -- Index. This book translates the goals of the original NIMS document from concepts into capabilities, and provides responders with a step-by-step process to understanding and implementing NIMS. Through the use of case studies, readers will gain valuable insight on how to effectively incorporate NIMS into their departments or jurisdictions. As responders are faced with the tasks of reforming training curricula and incorporating NIMS into standard operating procedures, it is essential that they have a practical resource to guide them through the nation's homeland security strategies, as well as to assist them with NIMS implementation in their own locality.