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~ . <br />DESIGNATION OF THE NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS) AS THE <br />BASIS FOR ALL EMERGENCY/INCIDENT RESPONSE AND MANAGEMENT IN THE CITY <br />OF AUBURN, WASHINGTON. <br />WHEREAS, the President, in Homeland Security Directive (HSPD)-5, directed the Secretary of <br />the Department of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident <br />Management System (NIMS), which would provide a consistent nationwide approach for <br />Federal, State, local and tribal governments to work together more efficiently and effectively <br />to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of <br />cause, size or complexity; and <br />WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Washington has similarly endorsed NIMS by <br />proclaiming it the official basis for management of incident response in Washington State; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, it is necessary and desirable that all Federal, State, local, and tribal emergency <br />agencies and personnel coordinate their efforts to effectively and efficiently provide the <br />highest levels of incident management; and <br />WHEREAS, HSPD-5 requires Federal departments and agencies to make adoption of the NIMS <br />by State, tribal, and local organizations a condition for Federal preparedness assistance <br />beginning in fiscal year 2005; and <br />WHEREAS, to facilitate the most efficient and effective incident management it is critical that <br />Federal, State, local, and tribal organizations utilize standardized terminology; standardized <br />organizational structures; interoperable communications; consolidated action plans; unified <br />command structures; uniform personnel qualification standards; uniform standards for <br />planning, training, and exercising; comprehensive resource management; and designated <br />incident facilities during emergencies or disasters; and <br />WHEREAS, the NIMS standardized procedures for managing personnel, communications, <br />facilities and resources will improve Auburn's ability to utilize Federal funding to enhance <br />local and State agency readiness, maintain first responder safety, and streamline incident <br />management processes; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, I, Peter B. Lewis, Mayor of the City of Auburn, by the virtue of the <br />authority vested in me, do hereby establish the National Incident Management System <br />(NIMS) as the standard for incident management in Auburn, Washington. <br />DATE ~ 6th day of September, 2005. CITY OF AUBURN <br />~ <br />~ g <br />Peter B. Lewis, Mayor <br />Attest: <br />I Da 'elle Daskam, City Clerk <br />