EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2005.09 State of Maryland Adoption of the National Incident Management System

A. The National Incident Management System, as developed and administered under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5, shall be the State standard for incident management.

B. All State governmental agencies will adopt this system as a basis for command and control of emergency incidents in cooperation with the local jurisdictional response partners.

C. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency, in concurrence with the Governor's Office for Homeland Security, will coordinate and facilitate an aggressive Incident Command System/National Incident Management System training program utilizing a multi-disciplinary, all-hazards approach.

Effective date: March 4, 2005 (32:6 Md. R. 605)