Bridging the Gap: Developing a Tool to Support Local Civilian and Military Disaster Preparedness
Apr 12, 2010
RAND researchers developed an initial prototype tool that focuses on risk-informed, capabilities-based planning to determine (and address gaps in) capabilities and resources a locality will likely require in the event of a disaster, with the prototype focusing on earthquakes, hurricanes, and pandemic influenza. The report also describes two social networking tools for local coordination of disaster preparedness and sharing of resources.
Prototype Tools to Support Local Disaster Preparedness Planning and Collaboration
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Against a backdrop of terrorist threats, natural disasters, and heightened concern about pandemic influenza, national security policy is now based on an all-hazards approach to disaster preparedness planning. Effective local planning is critical to disaster preparedness. Military installations and their civilian counterparts — local government and local health-care providers — can strengthen local-level disaster preparedness planning. This is the second report of a larger study aiming to develop planning support tools for local military and civilian planners. It describes a prototype tool that focuses on risk-informed, capabilities-based planning to determine (and address gaps in) the capabilities and resources a locality will likely require in the event of a disaster, with the prototype demonstration focusing on earthquakes, hurricanes, and pandemic influenza. The report also describes two social networking tools for local coordination of disaster preparedness and sharing of resources.
Community Preparedness Planning Tool
Conclusions and Next Steps
List and Description of Source Documents Used in Developing the Community Preparedness Planning Tool
List of Required Capabilities for the Community Preparedness Planning Tool
Lists of Data Elements Used in the Community Preparedness Planning Tool
Function Definitions and Planning Factors Used in the Community Preparedness Planning Tool
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