The structure for managing an emergency incident, which may require a response of many different agencies; designed to provide efficient and effective management from initial response through recovery.
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Toxic substances that attack the central nervous system.
Substances that produce respiratory distress or illness.
The electromagnetic energy that is released from a radioactive material or a dirty bomb
A system of casualty sorting using Simple Triage And Rapid Treatment.
A systematic use of violence to intimidate or to achieve a goal.
The sorting of patients into groups according to the severity of their injuries; used to determine priorities for treatment and transport.
The control area where personnel and equipment decontamination and hot zone support take place.
Any agent designed to bring about mass death, casualties, and/or massive damage to property and infrastructure (bridges, tunnels, airports, electrical power plants, and seaports).