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RES3767CITY OF RENTON,WASlllNGTON RESOLUTION NO.3767 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON,ADOPTING THE FEDERAL NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ("NIMS")FOR THE CITY OF RENTON. WHEREAS,the President in Homeland Security Directive (HSPD)-5,directed the Secretary of the Department ofHomeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS),which would provide a consistent nationwide approach for federal,state,local,and tribal governments to work together more effectively and efficiently to prevent,prepare for,respond to and recover from domestic incidents,regardless of cause,size or complexity;and WHEREAS,the conective input and guidance from all federal,state,local,and tribal homeland security partners has been,and will continue to be,vital to the development, effective implementation and utilization of a comprehensive NIMS;and WHEREAS,.it is necessary and desirable that all federal,state~local and tribal emergency agencies and personnel coordinate their efforts to effectively and efficiently provide the highest levels ofincident management;and WHEREAS,to facilitate the most efficient and effective incident management it is critical that federal,state~local,and tribal organizations utilize standardized terminology, standardized organizational structures,interoperable communications,consolidated action plans, unified command structures,uniform personnel qualification standards,uniform standards for planning,training,and exercising,comprehensive resource management,and designated incident facilities during emergencies or disasters;and 1 RESOLUTION NO.3767 WHEREAS,NIMS establishes a federally recognized standard incident management processes,protocols,and procedures that all responders -federal,state,tribal,and local -will use to coordinate and conduct response actions;and WHEREAS,the NIMS standardized procedures for managing personnel, communications,facilities and resources will improve the State's ability to utilize federal .funding to enhance local and state agency readiness,maintain first responder safety, and streamline incident management processes;and WHEREAS,the Incident Command System components ofNIMS are already an integral part ofvarious incident management activities throughout the State,including current emergency management training programs;and WHEREAS,responders using the same standardized procedures will all share a common focus and will be able to place full emphasis on incident management when an incident occurs,whether it is terrorism or a natural disaster.In addition,national preparedness and readiness in responding to and recovering from an incident are enhanced since all ofthe nation's emergency teams and authorities are using a common language and set procedures;and WHEREAS,the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks (9-11 Commission) recommended adoption of a standardized Incident Command System;and WHEREAS,Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5 states that NIMS must be adopted by state and local organizations as a condition for federal preparedness assistance after October 1,2005; NOW,THEREFORE,THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON,DOES RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS: SECTION L The above findings are true and correct in all respects. 2 SECTIONll. RESOLUTION NO.3767 The City Council hereby adopts the National Incident Management System ("NIMS"),which shall be utilized for all incident management in the City. SECTIONm. Emergency Operations Plan. The City of Renton shall incorporate NIMS into the City ofRenton PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 15th day of_--=.:.Au.:;::.92-:u::..:S:.;t:.....-_----J,2005. Bonnie 1.Walton,City Clerk APPROVED BY THE MAYOR this 15th day Of_..:.:A=u9.;;l.:u=S:::...:t::...-~,2005. RES.I 126:8/5/05:ma 3