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The “Whole Community” Disaster Resiliency Prototype

Prototype Summary: Rather than more traditional disaster preparedness classes and exercise programs, The “Whole Community” Disaster Resilient Prototype should be a FEMA funded highly competitive grant requiring a complete set of operational processes and procedures. This will serve as a “how to” guide for aligning all Public Sector agencies and departments with Private Sector organizations (hospitals, group practices, nursing homes, community Service Organizations, NGOs and religious relief agencies) toward a “Whole Community” organic preparedness, response and recovery system.

What will it take for a community to qualify for becoming the FEMA Prototype? An unshakable determination on the part of all Public and Private Sector leaders that the value of living in the candidate community and the health and safety of all residents is worth the considerable time and very hard work involved in becoming the FEMA Prototype Community.

The Deliverables: A complete set of processes and procedures which can be used by jurisdictional Emergency Managers to replicate (to the maximum extent possible), the steps taken by the Prototype Community to integrate the many Private and Public Sector Stakeholders into an organic Emergency Management System. While jurisdictions HVAs uncover different vulnerabilities and thus, Planning Scenarios, the effort and steps involved in bringing all Community Stakeholders together toward a common purpose will be largely the same. Thus, the very hard work along with real lessons learned along the way, may be transferred to communities across America.

Submitted by 1 year ago

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  1. I actually agree but pushed the wrong button

    1 year ago
  2. What will it take for a community to qualify for becoming the FEMA Prototype? The question should be if you took a look at the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG).

    Objective One: Approved Emergency Plans.,[The Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101 v.2 September 2010, helps planners at all levels of government in their efforts to develop and maintain viable all-hazards, all-threats Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) by engaging the whole community in thinking through the life cycle of a potential crisis, determining required capabilities that support the NPG, and establishing a framework for roles and responsibilities. All EMPG Program grantees shall maintain, or revise as necessary, jurisdiction wide all hazard emergency operations plans consistent with the CPG 101 v.2 September 2010 which serves as the foundation for State, local, tribal, and territory emergency planning.], Objective Two: Completion of Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)., [THIRA processes at all levels of government establish a foundation to justify and guide preparedness activities and investments. A common approach to that process will enable the whole community to maintain a baseline understanding of the risks that they face, facilitating efforts to identify capability and resource gaps, focus capability improvements, and inform the community of actions they can take to manage their risks. In order to qualify for full FY 2012 funding, all grantees shall develop and maintain a THIRA.],

    Objective Three: Develop and Maintain Multi-Year TEPs.[The Multi-Year TEP provides a roadmap to accomplish the priorities described in the Homeland Security Strategy. Engaging the whole community in training and exercises allows all partners to evaluate and improve upon their level of preparedness. States and Urban Areas are required to conduct an annual Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (TEPW). All grantees and sub-grantees are required to develop a Multi-Year TEP that incorporate linkages to the NPG core capabilities and update it annually.], Objective Four: Target Training and Verify Capability of Personnel.[Training activities supported with EMPG Program funds should strategically align to the NPG core capabilities identified in the Multi-Year TEP. To ensure the development of a professional emergency management workforce all EMPG Program funded personnel shall complete the following training requirements and record proof of completion.NIMS Training: IS 100; IS 200; IS 700; and IS 800; FEMA Professional Development Series: IS 120; IS 230; IS 235; IS 240; IS 241; IS 242; and IS 244. Previous versions of the IS courses meet the NIMS training requirement.]. Whole Community Approach to Security and Emergency Management Priority Objectives and Performance Measures

    To address this priority, four objectives have been identified and each is given a performance measure and associated reporting requirement to determine how effective grantees are in utilizing EMPG Program funding to prepare for all hazards and advance a whole community approach. With these measures, grantees must evaluate their progress toward achieving the stated objective in the Quarterly Performance Progress Report and in compliance with the below reporting requirements. Exercise Evaluation and Improvement. Exercises implemented with grant funds should evaluate performance of the capabilities required to respond to the exercise scenario. Guidance related to exercise evaluation and the implementation of improvements is defined in the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program. Monitoring. Grant recipients will be monitored periodically by FEMA staff, both programmatically and financially, to ensure that the project goals, objectives, performance requirements, timelines, milestone completion, budgets, and other related program criteria are being met.

    1 year ago
  3. victor, sooner or later many of us have done this.

    1 year ago
  4. om

    Great Idea.. spend more money to integrate and refactor already bloated bureaucratic messes into a community of able bodied citizens. How about cutting the paperwork and junk down to size ? Remove restrictions on remediative support and require sustainable rebuilding to include composting toilets and power generation means. Disasters might be the best thing that happens to us, if worked out right. There should be no excuse to perpetuate outmoded means of existence.

    1 year ago
  5. Sorry, the posting offers a vague, uncertain, and unspecific 'Cookie-Cutter' approach to A Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management:Principles, Themes, and Pathways for Action.

    Rather than more traditional disaster preparedness classes and exercise programs, The “Whole Community” Disaster Resilient Prototype should be a FEMA funded highly competitive grant requiring a complete set of operational processes and procedures?

    DISAGREEMENT: Posting assumes there is no standard method, process or procedure. FALSE:Let us attempt to use;Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101,Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 502,Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201,A Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management:Principles, Themes, and Pathways for Action FDOC 104-008-1 / December 2011,National Preparedness Goal First Edition September 2011,National Preparedness System November 2011,Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). Also rolls and responsibilities are covered in National Incident Management System 2008 and National Response Framework 2008.

    This will serve as a “how to” guide for aligning all Public Sector agencies and departments with Private Sector organizations (hospitals, group practices, nursing homes, community Service Organizations, NGOs and religious relief agencies) toward a “Whole Community” organic preparedness, response and recovery system ?

    I like Mutual Aid Agreements and Assistance Agreements that provide a mechanism to quickly obtain emergency assistance in the form of personnel, equipment, materials, and other associated services. The primary objective is to facilitate rapid, short-term deployment of emergency support prior to, during, and after an incident.

    http://bigmedicine.ca/wordpress/2010/02/rush-is-it-time-for-the-united-states-to-unify-emergency-management-%E2%80%9Cthe-community-rapid-recovery-program%E2%80%9D/

    http://nemrc.net/2008/06/surge-capacity-and-the-american-healthcare-systems-inability-to-respond-to-the-next-catastrophe/

    JVR Health Readiness Inc.?

    Isn't this all about a 'SALES-PITCH' job to put $4.2-$5.0 Billion into National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)and for a few in the medical community to make a little pocket change?

    It does appear that FEMA may have experienced nearly a $1 Billion budget reduction from 2012 to 2013. Further, it appears that DOD experienced a severe reduction this year. Now are we to believe that Congress can reasonably appropriate $4.2-$5.0 Billion for this medical community pilot program?

    1 year ago
  6. Amazing that with all this money,resources and personnel that it takes so long to be up and running to provide assistance following a declared disaster.

    1 year ago
  7. info: Amazing that with all this money,resources and personnel that it takes so long to be up and running to provide assistance following a declared disaster.

    COMMENT: Be specific. What specific declared disaster?

    In general, prior prepardness activities have a relationship to the performance outcome during an incident. NIMS defines the preparedness cycle as “planning, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking action to correct and mitigate.”

    COMMENT: This may be only an individual's perspective and not a reality since responsive actions are required to a declaration of a disaster.

    1 year ago

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