National Preparedness Goal

building with supports“A secure and resilient Nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.” FEMA has released the Second Edition of the National Preparedness Goal. The Goal “sets the vision for preparedness nationwide and identifies the core capabilities necessary to achieve that vision across the five mission areas: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery. The 2015 National Preparedness Goal represents a refresh from the 2011 version and incorporates critical updates identified through real world events, lessons learned, and continuing implementation of the National Preparedness System. In working towards development of the refreshed National Preparedness Goal, FEMA and its whole community partners focused on assessing the existing content, to include the core capabilities. Resulting updates to the core capabilities include changes to select titles and definitions and the addition of one new core capability – Fire Management and Suppression.

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