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The National Planning Frameworks for Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, and Response are available for review and comment The frameworks are a deliverable called for in Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8) and set the foundation for the implementation of the mission areas. As part of this effort, the frameworks lay out key roles and responsibilities among all partners, including local, state, tribal, territorial and federal governments, the private sector, voluntary, faith-based and community organizations, and the public. The National Disaster Recovery Framework was released in September and can be found in this PDF

FEMA and its partners want to discuss the Response Framework with you. When we talk about “response,” we are referring to the things we can do to save lives, protect property and the environment and meet basic human needs (food, water, shelter) after an emergency or disaster occurs. This includes making sure that we can respond to any emergency or disaster, quickly restore a safe and secure environment and re-establish services such as telephone, electricity and water. Everyone in the community plays a role. For more information, visit

We welcome your thoughts and ideas on each of the following topics:

  • Examples of how you have responded to a disaster/emergency.
  • Examples of how you have prepared before a disaster and how it helped you bounce back afterward.
  • Examples of having a plan in place and the supplies you’d need until help arrived.
  • The roles that individuals, businesses, community organizations and others play related to response.

Please feel free to comment on or discuss any or all of these topics. We look forward to hearing from you!

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