The world is full of dangerous things: chemicals, organisms, materials, diseases, and more. Some are natural and others are man-made. Regardless of the source, undergoing a Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process identifies the hazards and risks in your community and develops a path to effectively mitigate them.
THIRA is federally mandated by Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness for grantees who receive Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) and Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) awards. During the process, likely hazards are identified, analyzed, and prioritized. This helps jurisdictions better understand the probability, vulnerability, and impacts of various natural, technological, and man-made threats and dangers. It also helps jurisdictions make better operational decisions to keep those they serve safe.
Hagerty Can Help
Hagerty professionals working on hazard assessment assignments typically include a THIRA coupled with a response-based gap assessment and incorporate both in a Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR). The SPR lays out in detail a client’s competencies within the 31 Core Capabilities from the National Preparedness Goal and supports the collaborative process of identifying how to address gaps while maintaining capability levels. Our professionals offer customized tools and expert facilitation across the THIRA and SPR process, with capability built from our support to the nation’s largest jurisdictions as they engage in the annual THIRA process.