This Incident Management Handbook (IMH) is intended to be used as a reference aid for personnel involved in emergency response. It is based on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS).
This IMH has been developed, using the references, which are listed in Appendix G. It also incorporated best practices by government agencies and industry.
This IMH includes information that applies to all incidents and events. Specific event-type information can be found in other references, e.g., oil spill response can be found in the U.S. Coast Guard IMH.