May 6, 2013: National Planning 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.
October 26, 2012: New Website Features More Content to Help Users
We've updated and upgraded our website to offer more content and more frequent updates about the PPD-8 effort. If you have questions or suggestions, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 10, 2012: Share Your Insight on the Federal Interagency Operational Plans
Building on the work from the National Planning Frameworks, FEMA and its Federal partners are working on a series of plans that describe Federal operations (including roles, responsibilities, activities and coordination) related to national preparedness and the capabilities we need to achieve the National Preparedness Goal. These Federal Interagency Operational Plans (FIOPs) will each cover one preparedness mission area: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery.
Though the FIOPs are Federal government plans, many of the resources related to preparedness activities come from the whole community, such as families and individuals (including those with access and functional needs), businesses, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community groups, academia, and government jurisdictions at the state, local, tribal and territorial levels. As such, FEMA and its partners want to hear the whole community's thoughts and ideas related to things the Federal teams should consider as they develop the FIOPs.
Share your ideas with us through our online collaboration site or via e-mail.
- Visit our online collaboration site, http://fema.ideascale.com, and click on Presidential Policy Directive 8 in the left column to see the list of discussion topics.
- Send e-mail to email@example.com.
We've still got work to do before the Federal Interagency Operational Plans are submitted to the White House on September 25, 2012. In the meantime, we appreciate your help in all of our PPD-8 efforts.
July 9, 2012: Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Frequently Asked Questions
FEMA has developed a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pertaining to the Comprehensive Preparedness Guidance (CPG) 201: Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). Topics covered in the FAQ include the identification of supporting THIRA tools, templates and technical assistance, submission procedures, and information on the relationship between THIRA and the State Preparedness Report as well as other reporting requirements.
As part of Presidential Policy Directive / PPD-8, the THIRA provides a common, consistent approach for identifying and assessing risks and their associated impacts. It expands on existing state, local, tribal and territorial hazard identification and risk assessment processes. The THIRA process helps jurisdictions understand likely risks and the core capabilities needed to address them.
To read CPG 201, visit http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=5823.
May 3rd, 2012: National Preparedness Report
FEMA and its partners released the 2012 National Preparedness Report identifying significant progress the nation has made in areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery. Overall the Report found that the nation has increased its collective preparedness, not only from external threats but also for natural and technological hazards.
February 3, 2012: Share Your Ideas on the Mitigation Guiding Principles
We are seeking your input as we write a set of principles that will guide the National Mitigation Framework. These principles capture basic mitigation values, and will help shape framework development and implementation.
To share your ideas and input, visit FEMA.Ideascale. Click Presidential Policy Directive 8 and look for the "Mitigation" topic. There, you will find a link to the draft principles and space to provide your comments and ideas. We appreciate your help!
December 22, 2011: Share Your Ideas to Help Strengthen the Nation
We are launching an ongoing dialogue and are asking for your input as we develop the next documents to meet the milestones required by the policy directive. This forum provides an opportunity to provide input into the development of several activities over the coming months. This can include your general views on preparedness, such as a successful approaches that your community or organization has used to assess preparedness; examples of how you, your business, or community as a whole collaborates with local law enforcement officials and federal authorities to help identify potential threats or prevent incidents; and stories of how local government and private sector stakeholders interact in your community to support emergency response needs during disasters. These are just a few of the many topics we will be discussing.
Visit FEMA.Ideascale and click on the link for 'Presidential Policy Directive 8' to provide your ideas. You also may view, comment and vote on other people's ideas.
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.
National Preparedness System Description (PDF 239KB)
September 30, 2011: National Preparedness Goal, First Edition
The National Preparedness Goal is the first deliverable required under Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 8: National Preparedness. 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 607KB)
- Unclassified Strategic National Risk Assessment
- Crosswalk of the Target Capabilities List against the core capabilities (PDF 205KB)
September 23, 2011: Final Disaster Recovery Framework Released
Today, the White House announced the final National Disaster Framework on its blog. The National Disaster Reovery Framework is the first framework published under the Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 8: on National Preparedness, summarizing the way ahead for disaster recovery.