Presidential Policy Directive 8

Everyone can contribute to safeguarding the nation from harm.” This sentiment, expressed by President Obama, is the foundation of Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8). PPD-8, signed by President Obama in March 2011, calls on all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens to play a more active and well-defined role in strengthening the nation’s security and resiliency. PPD-8 sets a vision for an America that is prepared for our greatest risks, such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters, or pandemics. The directive calls for a number of actions to be taken in the near term to improve our security and resilience.

With help from across the whole community, FEMA and its partners have created a National Preparedness Goal, which sets the vision for building a more resilient and secure nation, and a National Preparedness System, which identifies the programs, processes and tools for achieving that vision.You also helped inform the contents of the first annual National Preparedness Report. The Report documents the significant progress the nation has made in the areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery.

FEMA and its partners are now focusing on the next set of activities. This forum provides an opportunity to provide input into the development of these activities over the coming months. Your ideas and votes help us understand what works in the real world — in your community, school, or business. Together, we can make the nation more resilient and secure.

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we have solutions if we share efficentcy..

this is what we would like to share for all to come together + simplyfy as we pool our resources, create a global entity so we can restore ecological sound working communites that harmonize;

 

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Good Communication. Deaf Ears?

Once again our nations ability (or rather the lack there of) to communicate with survivors of catastrophe was crystal clear in the wake of Sandy. Efforts to communicate better integrated systems, hardened structure caches, deployable assets, and such with REAL promise for REAL emergency PREPAREDNESS continue to fall on deaf ears. Response is NOT enough; never has been and never will be - we must be prepared. Why ...more »

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Electrical Power Grid to be Practically Enhanced for A/C

We need to put our brains together and create a volunteer task force who is going to look into how we can enhance the US Electrical Power Grid, practically, to provide air conditioning in areas experiencing extreme heat, in order to avoid deaths. I would be willing to volunteer to assist in this project. Thank you for listening. Miss June R Massoud, Computer Engineer

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Hydration a Primary Action Needed in Extreme Heat Wave

In this extreme heat, we need to supply all people in affected areas with sufficient water hydration, be it in the form of cool showers or, as well, water to drink in order to combat the heat. We need to get the civil engineers who deal in water systems to come up with ideas for how we can hydrate entire local populations which are experiencing this very serious problem.

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Create Task Force on Effects of Climate Change at FEMA

The extreme heat we are all experiencing both in Canada and in the US is cause for serious concern. I think we need a volunteer task force at FEMA to look into the year-round problem of the effects of global climate change on the North American climate. I am volunteering to assist in this effort and to help out FEMA, should you wish to make my idea into a reality. Thank you. Miss June R Massoud, Computer Engineer

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Don't overstaff the NDRP

Too many reservists will lead to too much down time and too much time between deployments. The little bit of training between deployments will not replace actual on the job experience. Increasing staffing to 12,000 reservists may look good on paper but I believe it will be detrimental to the purpose of the program which is to help disaster survivors. Keep staffing at current levels and use the "Fema Corps" as a surge ...more »

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Planning for an Emergency Water Supplu

Planning for an Emergency Water Supply http://www.awwa.org/files/GovtPublicAffairs/PDF/PlanningSupply.pdf is a report was commissioned by the USEPA in response to requirements in the 2002 Bioterrorism Act. The guide outline basic building blocks and options, and include several findings/recommendations for next steps. The latter are in alignment with the objectives of PDD-8. The finding have also helped to focus the DHS ...more »

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Infragard FBI EMP SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

In order to complete a comprehensive list of natural disasters and possible terrorist attacks ,FEMA needs to add on (S)pace weather and (H)ightaltitude Electro-magetic Pluse to its current list of all hazards as follows :CBNREHS. Along with this addition will come all accompaning documents similar to those shown in PPD-8. as outlined under other hazards (England and Germany have already included the above new terms ...more »

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Memeber of Infragards(FBI) EMP SIG

With the many policies world wide (US.ENGLAND,GERMANY etc) devoted to mitigating the effects of an HEMP or Solar Flares be an add on to other CBNRE terrorist or natural disasters entities I am suggesting that a Space Weather (distubances )and either HEMP be added to the above abbreviations possibly shown as an S and H;Thus shown as CBNRESH.

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Arson Bobby trap manage

All hazardous material crime scene monitoring, analysis and interpretation collective data US Visit and record data statistic evidence time line of the inceidence Using joint force operation and management agency communication sharing and buildup standard response base knowledge for first responder Challeges facing the Homeland security is improving the man power base knowledge encourage the response team community and ...more »

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FEMA should embrace the tiered approach, as described in the NRF

In keeping with the tiered approach that is described in the National Response Framework, as well as the concept of "whole community," FEMA/DHS should not bypass county governments when dealing with preparedness and recovery grants. Citizen Corps grants are given to states and then given directly to municipalities, bypassing the county government and therefore reducing the amount of coordination that a county is able ...more »

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THIRA Step 5 - Apply the Results (Corrective Action Management)

The fifth step in the THIRA process (application of results) requires establishment of a model "corrective action plan template" to be used in the management of corrective steps that ensure effective coordination between agency partnerships, and that allow for review and update of identified objectives/gaps to capability targets. Management of efforts taken to correct gaps is critical to ensuring that standards and expected ...more »

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