A Parallel Study between the Resource Typing as outlined in the American NIMS document and the Levels of Service required of the Police Forces of Quebec

Parallèle entre les Ressources Typées du document Américain Nims et les Niveaux de Service Exigés des Corps Policiers au Québec


  1. Beaudry, R.
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Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security Agency and it created a document called NIMS (National Incident Management System). The NIMS management system includes a proactive and systemic approach to guide government departments and agencies at all levels, nongovernmental organizations (NGO) and the private sector in order to prevent, protect, respond to, restore, mitigate the effects of a variety of incidents no matter the cause, the scope, the location or the complexity of these incidents, and in doing so, preserve life, protect property and the environment. In Canada, studies are being undertaken to see whether it is possible to implement a Canadian NIMS (C-NIMS) which will take into account our National needs. A part of NIMS consists of the classification of resources into types called Resource Typing. The Resource Types are categorized in order to the target response capabilities of law enforcement services during a variety of incidents. Measurable standards, which identify the target capabilities of the resources and the performance levels, serve as the basis for creating the categories. Resource users at all levels use these standards to identify and take stock of the resources. At present, we will look into the Resource Typing identified for law enforcement and security. Within the framework of Resource Typing, the authors of this document have determined the possibility of four different types, that is, Typ

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Capability Based Planning, Operational Resource Typing, Incident Management
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DRDC-CSS-TN-2009-09 — Technical Note
Date of publication
01 Jan 2010
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