Incident Management

Coordinating an Effective Response

Incident Management collaborates government and nongovernment organizations and the private sector to work together to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from incidents. The National Incident Management system provides stakeholders across the whole community with the shared vocabulary, systems, and processes to successfully deliver the capabilities describe in the National Preparedness System. NIMS defines operational systems that guide how personnel work together during incidents.

Capability 3: Emergency Operations Coordination

  • Distinguishes the need to identify and clarify the jurisdictional Emergency Support Function #8 (ESF #8) response role based on incident type and characteristics
  • Incorporates the National Health Security Strategy and Crisis Standards of Care for public health activation
  • Emphasizes the importance of supporting development of mission ready-packages for mutual aid and understanding the Emergency Management Assistance Compact

Public Health in Action: Impact Statement: East and Upper Cumberland Regions Prepare for Governor's Inauguration


Deployable Resources

Crisis Standard of Care Plan


Ongoing Emergencies and Outbreaks

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Tennessee Hepatitis A Outbreak

Zika Virus