November 24, 2014

National Preparedness System Description Announced by FEMA

Photo courtesy of FEMA

Craig Fugate, Administrator, FEMA recently announced the next step to be taken regarding the Presidential Policy Directive on National Preparedness.

That next step in FEMA’s ongoing efforts to improve levels of preparedness against a wide range of threats and hazards, such as acts of terrorism, cyber-attacks, pandemics and catastrophic natural disasters, was to release a description of the National Preparedness System.

FEMA recognizes that the nation will be most prepared for threats and hazards when we work together, and to that point the National Preparedness System has now outlined in this next step, its approach, resources and tools to be used to achieve all of the National Preparedness System’s goals and objectives.

Mr. Fugate also states, “…Over the next few months, we will continue to work with the entire community to determine roles and responsibilities as well as develop frameworks to support the coordination needed to effectively deliver the core capabilities outlined in the goal. Those coordination points will be detailed in a series of national frameworks and interagency operational plans. In addition to the recently released National Disaster Recovery Framework, frameworks will be developed for prevention, protection and mitigation as well as updates made to the National Response Framework. Federal interagency operational plans will also be developed for all five frameworks. As with the previous steps in this process, we look forward to incorporating input from the whole community as we work to strengthen our nation’s resilience to all hazards.”

To read the system description or learn more about Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness (PPD-8), click here.

To read the full blog posting of Craig Fugate’s announcement, click here.

If applicable, please pass this information along to those PS-Prep strategy and business continuity planning teams in your organization.

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