"The Federal Government's model of Tiered Response for disasters assumes that National Guardsmen, when given a no-notice call to respond to an incident, will actually respond. This assumption may be true if the Guardsmen's area was unaffected, but might not be if it was affected. Surveys reveal a moderate level of disaster preparedness for civilians and a slightly higher level of preparedness for emergency responders. Unfortunately, there is no published data on emergency preparedness levels of households of National Guardsmen. This monograph helps fill that gap in the literature. Specifically, it asks and then answers the question: how prepared are National Guardsmen and do they meet, as a collective, FEMA's minimum criteria for preparedness levels? The collected data indicates National Guardsmen in the surveyed population of their respective states are more prepared for disaster than the general public, have comparable rates of preparedness as compared nationally to first responders, but do not meet FEMA's minimum preparedness goals."