Guide to Incident Management System Implementation

GUIDE TO INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION

Sample Statement of Endorsement of the Ontario Incident Management System

[Organization letterhead]

[date]

This statement is made in recognition that [insert organization/jurisdiction name] officially endorses the Ontario Incident Management System (IMS) as the established system for incident management in [insert organization/jurisdiction].

This endorsement is made in recognition that:

The Ontario Incident Management System provides standardized organizational structures, functions, processes and terminology for use at all levels of emergency response in Ontario, and that this system was developed with input from more than 30 Ontario-based emergency response organizations and stakeholders, who form the IMS Steering Committee.

The goal of the incident management system is to provide an efficacious, flexible, and consistent structure and process that is scalable to manage incidents by all levels of government, emergency response organizations, communities, ministries, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

The collective input and guidance from emergency management partners has been, and will continue to be, vital to the development, effective implementation and utilization of the Incident Management System in Ontario.

Approved/adopted this _____ day of ______________, year_______ by [name, title, organization] (as appropriate).

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Signature (as appropriate