21. National Response Framework1

  1. Martin J. Alperen

Published Online: 28 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470925805.ch21

Foundations of Homeland Security: Law and Policy

Foundations of Homeland Security: Law and Policy

How to Cite

Alperen, M. J. (2011) National Response Framework1, in Foundations of Homeland Security: Law and Policy, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470925805.ch21

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Homeland Defense and Security

Book Series Editors:

  1. Ted Lewis

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470596982

Online ISBN: 9780470925805



  • National Response Framework, NRF describes itself as a guide to “how the Nation conducts all-hazards response” - directed towards professional emergency managers and builds on NIMS;
  • Framework Unpacked - The Framework, key response principles, participants, roles and structures that guide the Nation's response operations;
  • The National Response Framework, always in effect - and elements can be implemented at any level at any time, the Framework being capabilities based


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Intended Audience

  • Framework Unpacked

  • How the Framework is Organized

  • Response: The Who

  • Response: The What and The How

  • Scope

  • Response Doctrine

  • Engaged Partnership

  • Tiered Response

  • Scalable, Flexible, and Adaptable Operational Capabilities

  • Unity of Effort Through Unified Command

  • Readiness to Act

  • Part of a Broader Strategy

  • Endnote