National Preparedness Report

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FEMA and its partners are working on the National Preparedness Report, which tracks the progress toward achieving the National Preparedness Goal and will help inform the President’s budget for preparedness efforts.

Sharing General Views on Preparedness

  • Successful approaches that your community or organization has used to assess preparedness.
  • Successful ways that you have seen whole community partners — including non-governmental organizations, volunteers, citizens and the private sector — contribute to preparedness.
  • The most critical unmet preparedness needs in your community.

Collaborating to Prevent Incidents

  • Examples of how you, your business, professional organization, or community as a whole collaborates with local law enforcement officials and federal authorities to prevent terrorist attacks or other violent criminal acts.

Protecting Communities from Potential Threats

  • Examples of partnerships or programs within your community that help identify potential threats and raise awareness about community member roles in that process.

Mitigating Risks in Communities

  • Best practices as to how your community or professional organization assesses the risks of potential disasters.
  • Ways local/tribal communities or professional organizations can interact with government officials to reduce the impact of disasters.

Partnering in Disaster Response

  • Ways local/tribal government and private sector stakeholders interact in your community to support emergency response in disasters.

Recovering from Disasters Over the Long-Term

  • Successful examples of how whole community partners — including non-governmental organizations, volunteers, citizens and the private sector — contribute to recovery efforts after a disaster, including rebuilding the local infrastructure, economy and housing.

Please feel free to comment on, or discuss any or all of these topics between now and January 20, 2012. We look forward to hearing from you.


National Preparedness Report

Emergency Prepardness for First Responders & their Family

All First Responders should receive the 1 or 2 hour class taught by FEMA on how to be prepared at home by having a 72 hour kit ready and in place for their family members. When a large disaster occurs in their area, the first responders won't have to worry how their families are doing during the disaster, they will have that peace of mind they have a 72 hour kit for their family members ready to use. If you recall ...more »


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