FEMA releases second edition of National Preparedness Goal
This release, the second edition of the NPG, incorporates edits brought forth by lessons that were learned through recent disaster and emergency events and those gained from the continued implementation of the National Preparedness System. With this edition, FEMA has updated its core capabilities, including adding fire management and suppression.
The aim for this document is to provide the necessary measures and capabilities to serve prevention, mitigation, response, protection and recovery operations taken on by FEMA and best serve against natural disasters and other kinds of emergencies.
The announcement states that changes made in this edition will be reflected in National Planning Framework and Federal Interagency Operational Plans for all mission areas.
There are 32 core capabilities that provide tools and common language for those who take part in emergency and preparedness activity. Among these are access control and identity verification; threats and hazards identification; fatality management services; housing; health and social services; and on-scene security, protection and law enforcement.