National Preparedness Documents

National Preparedness Goal

The National Preparedness Goal, released in September 2011, defines what it means for the whole community to be prepared for all types of disasters and emergencies. The goal itself is succinct:

 

“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.”

 

These risks include events such as natural disasters, disease pandemics, chemical spills and other man made hazards, terrorist attacks and cyber attacks.

PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVES:

  • HSPD5  (Presidential Directive #5)
  • HSPD8  (Presidential Directive #8)

 

NATIONAL PLANNING FRAMEWORK: