The Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 5 was develop with an intention of enhancing the capacity of the United States to respond to and tackle homeland emergencies through a unitary, all-inclusive body called the National incident management system (NIMS). President Bush issued the directive in February 2003. The directive affects several stakeholders and entities. It affects all government departments and agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sectors. The requirements for the use of NIMs includes existence of seamless coordination and partnerships to respond to, prevent, mitigate and handle any form of incident irrespective of its location, nature and magnitude and help in recovery. I affirm that NIMS is viable and offers the best framework for management of the incident. The system is multi-sectorial, well-coordinated, and resourceful and has detailed guidelines on prevention, response, management and recovery from an incident without regard to its complexity or simplicity.THE FIRST RESPONSEThe author covered major aspects of the questions and paper requirements. The author clearly described Homeland Security Presidential Document 5 and NIMS. However, the author did not exhaust the list of the stakeholders that are affected by NIMS. The list given just focused on the government agencies and department without mentioning the non-governmental entities that are affected by the directive. The response given why NIMS is useful are well articulated and detailed. However, the author does not clearly state whether he believes NIMS is viable or not.THE SECOND RESPONSEThe second author effectively described the requirements for the use of NIMS and the reasons to support the framework as the best tool for incident management. The author clearly identified the stakeholders affected by NIMS. The specific entities, governmental and nongovernmental are clearly outlined. The author also affirmatively states his approval of NIMS. However, the origin of the directive is not given i.e. the presidential directive.
Reference Evans, B. & Dyar, J. (2010). Management of EMS. NJ: Brady/Pearson Publishers. Print.