What Is the Basic Premise of the National Response Framework?


According to the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, the basic premise of the National Response Framework is that emergencies should be handled at the most local level possible. Typically local and state resources are sufficient for immediate emergency response as well as incident management, often through states’ emergency management agencies.

As the Trumbull County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management points out, the National Response Framework works in conjunction with the National Incident Management System, which is designed to coordinate emergency response at all levels of government. The National Incident Management System helps local government agencies and private sector organizations work together, especially when local resources are overwhelmed in the face of an emergency.