Information & Resources
NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The National Incident Management System was developed by the Department of Homeland Security to better coordinate emergency management efforts between federal, state, and local governments in preventing, preparing, and responding to disasters.
STANDARDIZED EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
California law already mandates that state and local governments follow the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) for coordinating emergency management efforts in the state. SEMS is a management model used to centralize, organize and coordinate our district’s response to an emergency crisis. This model facilitates the flow of information and resources, the use of standardized terminology and assignments, while allowing you flexibility to expand or contract your operations depending on the scope of the incident.