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Fwd: [iaem-list] Target Capabilities List (TCL)

From: Gavin Treadgold <gt@kestrel.co.nz>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 16:32:04 +1300
To: Sahana <humanitarian-ict@yahoogroups.com>
Cc: W3C Ontology List Disaster Management <public-disaster-management-ont@w3.org>
Message-id: <96D31A88-FBF9-4346-87C7-FD1C0C248D9F@kestrel.co.nz>

This may be of interest to a number here in terms of not only  
language and vocabulary, but also capabilities of emergency  
management information systems. I haven't had a chance yet to look at  
these in detail as I've been away for a week.

Cheers Gavin


Begin forwarded message:

> Date: 11 December 2007 06:31:59 GMT+13:00
> Subject: [iaem-list] Target Capabilities List (TCL)
>
> IAEM Discussion Group:
> My apologies, many of you asked what TCL stands for; it is the Target
> Capabilities List (TCL) to which I have been referring. To put it in
> context, please refer to the National Preparedness Guidelines (NPG)  
> which
> has four major components that provide a "framework for  
> understanding what
> it means for the nation to be prepared for all hazards". The critical
> elements to the National Preparedness Guidelines are:
>
> The national preparedness vision, which provides a concise  
> statement of the
> core preparedness goal for the nation.
>
> The 15 National Planning Scenarios, which collectively depict the  
> broad
> range of natural and man-made threats facing our nation and guide  
> overall
> homeland security planning efforts at all levels of government and  
> with the
> private sector. They form the basis for national planning, training,
> investments and exercises needed to prepare for emergencies of all  
> types.
>
> Universal Task List (UTL), which is a menu of some 1,600 unique  
> tasks that
> can facilitate efforts to prevent, protect against, respond to and  
> recover
> from the major events that are represented by the National Planning
> Scenarios. Although no single entity will perform every task, the UTL
> presents a common language and vocabulary that supports all efforts to
> coordinate national preparedness activities.
>
> Target Capabilities List (TCL), which defines 37 specific  
> capabilities that
> states and communities and the private sector should collectively  
> develop in
> order to respond effectively to disasters. .
>
> Some resources for those of you that want to know more:
>
> NPG Press Release:
> http://www.dhs.gov/xnews/releases/pr_1189720458491.shtm
>
> The National Response Framework (NRF) Resource Center:
> http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nrf/
>
> And a great critique of the system:
>
> http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/edu/docs/Robeson,%20Dan%20-% 
> 20Concerns%20wit
> h%20the%20National%20Preparedness%20Goal%20.pdf
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