Organizations and communities are often faced with different emergencies that can be addressed at the local level or at times may require a collaborative effort from various agencies. The National Incident Management System (NIMS), is a particular framework for managing large-scale or various jurisdictional incidents. It works at the local, state and federal levels.
The demobilization process is designed to establish specific responsibilities and actions, gives priorities and procedures to return operations, resources and facilities to the pre-incident state. In NIMS, managers start to plan and prepare for the demobilization process when there is clarity that the situation needs a collaborative strategy that includes personnel from different organizations.