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National Response Framework

Definition/Scope: The National Response Framework is a guide that details how the Nation conducts all-hazards response– from the smallest incident to the largest catastrophe. This document establishes a comprehensive, national, all-hazards approach to domestic incident response. The Framework identifies the key response principles, as well as the roles and structures that organize national response. It describes how communities, States, the Federal Government and private-sector and nongovernmental partners apply these principles for a coordinated, effective national response. In addition, it describes special circumstances where the Federal Government exercises a larger role, including incidents where Federal interests are involved and catastrophic incidents where a State would require significant support. It lays the groundwork for first responders, decision-makers and supporting entities to provide a unified national response.



Acronym:

NRF

Broader Terms:

Department of Homeland Security
Homeland Security Presidential Directive - 5

Narrower Terms:

crisis management
domestic terrorist
emergency management
incident management
Jihad
National Search and Rescue Plan

Related Terms:

Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Grant Programs Directorate
information resources management
military support to civil authorities
National Incident Management System
National Preparedness Directorate
National Response Plan


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