More National Planning Frameworks from FEMA

FEMA just issues some new National Planning Frameworks. But I find the release rather confusing in that it is hard to tell what is new and what is reworked.

Update: It has taken me a while to figure it out, but now I know that the National Mitigation Framework and the National Preparedness Framework are new.  The National Response Plan is revised and now showing as the second edition,; it is dated May 2013. I am not sure yet how much different it is from the first edition.


National Planning Frameworks: How We Work Together to Build, Sustain, and Deliver Capabilities to Ensure a Secure and Resilient Nation

Today, the Federal Government and its partners released three of the five National Planning Frameworks directed in Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness. These National Planning Frameworks document the roles and responsibilities of the whole community in all facets of national preparedness and illustrate how we work together to support one another before, during, and after an emergency. The benefit of this unified effort is a more informed, shared understanding of risks, needs, and capabilities across the whole community; and, in the end, a more secure and resilient nation.

There is one Framework for each of the five mission areas: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery. The National Disaster Recovery Framework was the first to be released (September 2011), and the National Protection Framework is currently under development to ensure it aligns with emerging national protection policy. The National Response Framework is based on the familiar 2008 version.

You can download the National Planning Frameworks and view the tutorial at

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