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Core Capability Development Sheets

FEMA’s Core Capability Development Sheets provide tools that organizations can use to build or sustain their capabilities and close identified gaps. The National Preparedness Goal establishes 32 Core Capabilities to address the greatest risks to the nation.

Each sheet provides the following information, tailored to the Core Capability:

  • Training courses
  • Standardized capability targets
  • Nationally-typed resources
  • Planning partners
  • Validation support

The set of Core Capability icons are also available for jurisdictions to use. 

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Core Capability Icons

There are 32 core capability icons; a unique icon for each core capability. These are included on the Core Capability Development Sheets and are available as PNG files for state, local, tribal and territorial partners to use in promoting their core capability actions and activities.

Response Mission Area Sheets

Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident.

Recovery Mission Area Sheets

Recover through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening and revitalization of infrastructure, housing and a sustainable economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic and environmental fabric of communities affected by a catastrophic incident.

Protection Mission Area Sheets

Protect our citizens, residents, visitors and assets against the greatest threats and hazards in a manner that allows our interests, aspirations and way of life to thrive.

Prevention Mission Area Sheets

Prevent, avoid or stop an imminent, threatened or actual act of terrorism.

Mitigation Mission Area Sheets

Reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future disasters.

All Mission Areas Sheets

Core capability development sheets for all mission areas: prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery.

Last updated March 30, 2021