About Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
The Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process standardizes the risk analysis process that emergency managers and homeland security professionals use every day through the normal course of their work. The THIRA process builds on existing local, state, tribal, territorial Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRAs) by:
- Broadening the threats and hazards considered to include human-caused threats and technological hazards.
- Incorporating the whole community into the planning process, including: individuals, families, businesses, faith-based and community organizations, nonprofit groups, schools and academia, media outlets and all levels of government, including local, state, tribal, territorial and federal partners.
- Providing increased flexibility to account for community-specific factors.
The THIRA process helps communities identify capability targets and resource requirements necessary to address anticipated and unanticipated risks.
Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 201, Second Edition
Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201, Second Edition provides communities additional guidance for conducting a THIRA. The first edition of this guide, released in April 2012, presented the basic steps of the THIRA process. Specifically, the first edition described a standard process for identifying community-specific threats and hazards and setting capability targets for each core capability identified in the National Preparedness Goal as required in Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 8: National Preparedness.
CPG 201, Second Edition expands the THIRA process to include estimation of resources needed to meet the capability targets. The second edition also reflects other changes to the THIRA process based on stakeholder feedback and supersedes the first edition of CPG 201.