Navajo County Emergency Management
NCEM Structure / Roles
Navajo County’s Emergency Management’s (NCEM) team follows the federal National
Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) structures to
allow activities to be conducted in a seamless fashion.
ICS was initially developed in the 1970’s as a result of problems managing rapidly
moving wildfires. It was soon realized that disastrous/fatal errors did and/or could
have been avoided. From these lessons learned, Navajo County’s Emergency Management
team is trained to follow standardized reporting structures based on the size and
type of event.
NIMS came as a result of the 9/11 incident requiring all agencies, whether federal,
state, local or tribal to follow standard protocols inherent in the ICS structure.
Navajo County’s Emergency Management team’s is comprised of several key personnel
within the organization that have specialized knowledge or technical experience.
These team members are not always present in the Emergency Operations Center; however,
we are able to obtain necessary information from them when requested.
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