Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness (PPD-8) describes the Nation’s approach to preparing for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States. National preparedness is the shared responsibility of our whole community. Every member contributes, including individuals, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and Federal, state, and local1 governments. We describe our security and resilience posture through the core capabilities (see Table 1) that are necessary to deal with great risks, and we will use an integrated, layered, and all-of-Nation approach as our foundation.
This document describes key tenets and concepts for managing operations. It is an important foundational support element of the Agency's new overarching FEMA Publication 1. It also provides a renewed commitment to the National Response Framework, the principles of disaster recovery, the National Incident Management System, and will provide a foundation for our continued effort to empower the Regions and emergency managers in the field.
The FEMA Administrator’s Intent is a strategic document intended to inform program planning, budget development, and the identification of performance outcomes. The Administrator’s Intent outlines the Administrator’s policy and planning priorities for the agency’s FY 2015-2019 budgets, is a key part of the strategic planning process, and will inform future revisions to FEMA Strategic and Performance Plans. The FEMA Administrator’s Intent for FY 2015-2019 continues to support the DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) mission area five (Ensuring Resilience to Disasters) and advances initiatives in the FY 2011-2014 FEMA Strategic Plan. A new FEMA Strategic Plan will be developed by the end of CY 2013.
The National Response Framework (NRF) is a guide to how the Nation responds to all types of disasters and emergencies. It is built on scalable, flexible, and adaptable concepts identified in the National Incident Management System to align key roles and responsibilities across the Nation. This Framework describes specific authorities and best practices for managing incidents that range from the serious but purely local to large-scale terrorist attacks or catastrophic natural disasters. The National Response Framework describes the principles, roles and responsibilities, and coordinating structures for delivering the core capabilities required to respond to an incident and further describes how response efforts integrate with those of the other mission areas.
The purpose of this policy statement is to establish an Agency-wide directive to integrate climate change adaptation planning and actions into Agency programs, policies, and operations.
This directive applies to all Agency activities and is intended to guide FEMA personnel responsible for the oversight and implementation of organizational plans, policies, and procedures.