From the Introduction: "The National Preparedness System outlines an organized process for the whole community to achieve the National Preparedness Goal. The National Preparedness System integrates efforts across the five preparedness mission areas - Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery - in order to achieve the goal of a secure and resilient Nation. One component of the National Preparedness System is a Federal Interagency Operational Plan (FIOP) for each mission area that provides a detailed description of roles and responsibilities, specifies the critical tasks, and identifies Federal resourcing requirements for delivering national preparedness core capabilities. The FIOPs are designed to provide state, local, tribal, territorial, and insular area planners an understanding of how the Federal Government functions in its response, so that they may develop or modify plans to bolster an integrated and whole community effort to make the collective response stronger and more effective. This document is comprised primarily of excerpts from the FIOPs and presents a high-level introduction to each."
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