As we learned after reading the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG201): “Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)”, evaluating a community’s capability to withstand a major event or incident can be estimated by completing the following four step process:
1. Identify the Threats and Hazards of Concern. Based on a combination of experience, forecasting, subject matter expertise, and other available resources, identify a list of the threats and hazards of primary concern to the community.
2. Give the Threats and Hazards Context. Describe the threats and hazards of concern, showing how they may affect the community.
3. Establish Capability Targets. Assess each threat and hazard in context to develop a specific capability target for each core capability identified in the National Preparedness Goal. The capability target defines success for the capability.
4. Apply the Results. For each core capability, estimate the resources required to achieve the capability targets through the use of community assets and mutual aid, while also considering preparedness activities, including mitigation opportunities.
Submission Instructions – You must use both of the below documents:
Using the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Form , identify and discuss five (5) hazards that would have a significant affect on your community; use the above Form to do so. Use your best estimate for all 4 steps based on the instructions located from Page 5 to 18 in the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG201): Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment . Submit the 5 hazards and four steps you completed for each one.