FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Silver Jackets: Bringing Agencies Together for the Benefit of Communities   [open pdf - 36KB]

This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. The Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of true stories about people and communities who have experienced disasters, and what mitigation they used to survive, rebuild, and prepare for disasters. In this Best Practice Story "many natural disasters of recent times have highlighted the need for government agencies to work together not only in the response and recovery phase of the disaster cycle, but also in the pre-disaster mitigation phase. The Silver Jackets Program aims to accomplish that through providing a more formal and consistent strategy for implementing an interagency approach to planning and applying measures to reduce the risks associated with natural hazards. Essentially, this program proposes establishing an interagency team for each state, comprised of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the State National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) coordinator, and the State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO) as standing members and lead facilitators." This and other individual FEMA Best Practices documents are also combined in "Mitigation Best Practices: Public and Private Sector Best Practice Stories for All Activity/Project Types in All States and Territories Relating to All Hazards [August 10, 2011]," which can be accessed at the following link: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132]

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