February 11, 2014: Resource Typing Library Tool and Incident Resource Inventory System 5.0 Released
FEMA has released the Resource Typing Library Tool (RTLT) and the Incident Resource Inventory System (IRIS) 5.0. Both tools are no cost, user-friendly, and designed to assist communities in inventorying resources.
August 23, 2013: Updated Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 201: Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Released
FEMA has released Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201, Second Edition, which provides communities additional guidance for conducting a Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). The First Edition of this Guide, released in April 2012, presented the basic steps of the THIRA process. We encourage you to read CPG 201, Second Edition to see how you can identify capability targets and resource requirements necessary to address anticipated and unanticipated risks.
May 30, 2013: 2013 National Preparedness Report Released
The federal government and its partners released the 2013 National Preparedness Report (NPR). The NPR is an annual status report on the nation's progress toward reaching the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation.
May 6, 2013: National Prevention, Mitigation and Response Frameworks Released
The federal government and its partners released three of five National Planning Frameworks, which outline how the whole community can work together to achieve national preparedness. The three Frameworks released today are for the Prevention, Mitigation and Response preparedness mission areas. We encourage you to read each of the Frameworks to see how you can apply the concepts to your own preparedness activities.
- National Prevention Framework (PDF)
- National Mitigation Framework (PDF)
- National Response Framework (PDF)
December 6, 2011: National Preparedness System Description
The National Preparedness System Description is the second deliverable required under Presidential Policy Directive / PPD-8: National Preparedness. The National Preparedness System Description concisely describes current efforts and how we will build on those efforts, many of which are established in the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act and other statutes, to build, sustain and deliver the core capabilities needed to achieve the National Preparedness Goal.
Specifically, it identifies six components to improve national preparedness for a wide range of threats and hazards, such as acts of terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics and catastrophic natural disasters. The system description explains how as a nation we will build on current efforts, many of which are already established in the law and have been in use for many years. These six components include:
- Identifying and assessing risks;
- Estimating capability requirements;
- Building or sustaining capabilities;
- Developing and implementing plans to deliver those capabilities;
- Validating and monitoring progress made towards achieving the National Preparedness Goal; and
- Reviewing and updating efforts to promote continuous improvement.
September 30, 2011: National Preparedness Goal, First Edition
The National Preparedness Goal is the first deliverable required under PPD-8. The National Preparedness Goal sets the vision for preparedness nationwide and identifies the core capabilities and capability targets necessary to achieve that vision across the five mission areas: prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery.
The first edition of the National Preparedness Goal builds extensively on prior work of various stakeholder groups from around the nation, draws upon lessons learned from past large-scale and catastrophic events and represents input from preparedness partners from all levels of government, non-profit organizations, the private sector and individuals.
- National Preparedness Goal (PDF)
- Unclassified Strategic National Risk Assessment (PDF)
- Crosswalk of the Core Capabilities andTarget Capabilities List (PDF)
September 23, 2011: Final Disaster Recovery Framework Released
Today, the White House announced the final National Disaster Recovery Framework on its blog. The National Disaster Reovery Framework is the first framework published under the PPD-8, summarizing the way ahead for disaster recovery.