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RESOLUTION NO. 2006. 21 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH ADOPTING THE NATIONAL <br />INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM <br />WHEREAS, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland security is required by <br />Federal Homeland Security Directive 5 to develop and administer a National Incident <br />Management System (NIMS), which would provide a consistent nationwide approach <br />for Federal, State, local and tribal governments to work together more effectively and <br />efficiently to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, <br />regardless of cause, size or complexity; and <br />WHEREAS, It is necessary and desirable that all Federal, State, local, and tribal <br />emergency agencies and personnel coordinate their efforts, including standardization of <br />terminology, planning and training, communications and other such functions to <br />effectively and efficiently provide the highest levels of incident management and <br />readiness; and <br />WHEREAS, The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks (9 -11 Commission) <br />recommended adoption of a standardized incident command system; and <br />WHEREAS, The Incident Command System (ICS) components of NIMS are <br />already an integral part of various incident management activities in the City, including <br />current emergency management training and exercise programs; and <br />WHEREAS, Pursuant Newport Beach Municipal Code Chapter 2.20, the Director <br />of Emergency Services, will ensure that City personnel who are part of the emergency <br />organization, and who are designated as California Disaster Service Workers <br />(according to California Government Code 3100- 3109), are trained and prepared to <br />respond;and <br />