5 Preparedness Missions

Five Preparedness Missions Graphic

These five mission areas are defined by the National Preparedness Goal, and are used to organize the elements needed to achieve the 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 manmade hazards, terrorist attacks and cyber attacks.
 
 

Prevention 

 
 

Mitigation

 

 

Protection

 

Response

 
 

Recovery