HAZARD MITIGATION PLANNING
Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. It is most effective when implemented under a comprehensive, long-term mitigation plan. State, tribal, and local governments engage in hazard mitigation planning to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters, and develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazard events. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.
Developing hazard mitigation plans enables state, tribal, and local governments to:
- Increase education and awareness around threats, hazards, and vulnerabilities;
- Build partnerships for risk reduction involving government, organizations, businesses, and the public;
- Identify long-term, broadly-supported strategies for risk reduction;
- Align risk reduction with other state, tribal, or community objectives;
- Identify implementation approaches that focus resources on the greatest risks and vulnerabilities; and
- Communicate priorities to potential sources of funding.
Moreover, a FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan is a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for mitigation projects. Ultimately, hazard mitigation planning enables action to reduce loss of life and property, lessening the impact of disasters.
Because of our long term experience with the progressive changes in FEMA’s policies and programs related to HM planning, coupled with our expertise in helping local communities and states develop and/or update their plans, NEPTA has a turn key system which provides for maximum effectiveness in plan development on through to submission approval.
The Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is an essential part of any organization’s response planning. It sets out how the business will operate following an incident and how it expects to return to ‘business as usual’ in the quickest possible time afterwards. HOWEVER, If families don’t have a response or recovery plan, then truly a business cannot be fully functional after an incident; because essentially it is the employees/families who make the business run. This is why NEPTA has developed the most comprehensive family continuity plan ever created, which provides for near absolute preparedness, response, and recovery protocols and services. (READ THE STORY HERE)
NEPTA experts work hand in hand with our clients to develop:
- Emergency Activation Plans
- Continuity of Ministry Plans
- Business Continuity Plans
- Continuity of Operations Plans
- Rural Hospital Continuity Plans
- Emergency Operations Plans
- Extended Living Centers/Nursing Home Continuity Plans
TYPICAL BCP FLOW CHART
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