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From our Week 8 readings, we see that the field of emergency management including the Incident Command System and NIMS have changed drastically over the years.  The NIC has been developed in order to make sure that our incident management systems are as efficient and effective as possible.  Going forward, there will inevitably be changes that will positively impact our emergency response and disaster planning organizations.  In the past 50 years, we have seen significant changes in the field of emergency management in our country.  Some of the notable turning points in the field of emergency management include the following: