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POLICE TECHNOLOGY - Chapter Seventeen
Major Incident and Disaster Response


Learning Objectives

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2004 Emergency Response Guidebook

Action Plans

Contingent or Standing Plans


Emergency Operation Center

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

First Responder

Incident Command Post (ICP)

Incident Command System (ICS)

Mutual Aid

Situation Estimate

Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS)

Since the publication of the book, the Incident Command System has been adopted nationwide via the National Incident Response System (NIMS).  While the overall system is now referred to as NIMS, instead of SEMS, the basic components as outlined in the book remain virtually unchanged.