Discussion: National Incident Management System, Triage, and Public-Private Partnerships

Emergencies pose many challenges for communities.  It is important for organizations to work together during a disaster or mass casualty.
Please answer the following questions:

Why are public-private partnerships important in the National Incident Management System? 
During medical triage, which organizations or partnerships are involved in START triage?
What are some strategies to improve inter-agency communications and coordination between local, state, and federal governments

Initial responses should have substance where students explore, explain, and expand upon issues being discussed, and apply relevant course materials. 
Students should analyze course concepts, theories or materials correctly, using examples or supporting evidence. 
Initial responses should be supported by at least two references (APA referencing format is not required for discussions)