The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized structure found in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). ICS was developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is now an integral part of the NIMS. The ICS is a tiered system for the management of large-scale incidents.
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a standardized system for managing incidents. It was created by the Department of Homeland Security in 2004 and it replaced the National Response Plan (NRP). NIMS is divided into five components: Command, Planning, Operations, Logistics, and Finance.
The National Incident Management System ( NIMS ) was created by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2004 in response to a Presidential directive to strengthen the nation’s ability to prepare for and respond to domestic incidents, including acts of terrorism.