Comprehensive Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA)

The guide/report produced by this project will:

Identify, categorize and subdivide the variety of hazards which influence the comprehensive emergency planning process. The local program will be built on actual threats and capabilities rather than speculation. Capabilities, shortfalls, and recommendations are indicated.

The report/study produced by this project will:

Identify, categorize, and subdivide the variety of hazards which influence the comprehensive emergency planning process.

Outline the step-by-step process (using easily filled out forms) used to develop the comprehensive hazard / vulnerability analysis.

Indicate capabilities, shortfalls, and recommendations.
Provide a single, easy to follow consolidated hazard assessment guide and workbook for local or state officials.

Report Content:

Part One, The Community At Risk: Jurisdictional data; Hazards identification (natural, technological, civil / political); Geographic / demographic features; Risk map / risk calendar; Primary and secondary effects.

Part Two, Community Analysis: Impact (people, property, economy, and environment); Resources required (human and equipment); Agencies impacted (emergency, non-emergency, volunteer).

Part Three, Community Capabilities: Shortfalls; Proposed remedies; Benefit / cost.

Key Benefits

  • Can be, in part, the basis for developing strategic work plans.
  • Local and state emergency response, recovery activities are driven by the same assessment format and data categories.
  • Local and state preparedness activities are more clearly defined.
  • Training and exercising efforts are maximized through accurate local and/or state HVA data analysis.
  • Capabilities, shortfalls, and recommendations are summarized.