FEMA releases development sheets to assist jurisdictions’ improvement of their core capabilities

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on July 6 released 48 Core Capability Development Sheets to provide state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions with suggestions on improving core capabilities and closing capability gaps identified through the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), the State Preparedness Report (SPR), or other capability analysis. By working with local jurisdictions and using the resources identified in the Core Capability Development Sheets, states may be able to improve their self-assessed proficiency ratings, which are reported annually in the SPR. The core capabilities are identified in the National Preparedness Goal as those needed by all jurisdictions to be fully prepared and to implement the National Preparedness System. The development sheets provide the core capability definition and tasks, relevant training, example capability targets, typed resources, critical planning partners, validation techniques, and additional organizations that support the development of the specific core capability. The FEMA Core Capability Development Sheets are posted on the FEMA Technical Assistance Program website. To provide comments and feedback, email FEMA-TARequest@fema.dhs.gov.

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