Step 1: Getting Started – what steps to take in preparing for disaster resilience planning.In order to get started, your community needs to determine who will work through the planning process, and what geographic area makes up the community for planning purposes.
In this first activity, you will identify members for and set up the Community Planning Team. The team will be responsible for gathering the information necessary to assess the community’s disaster resilience, and who will draft a plan for enhancing resilience.
One of the first tasks for the planning team will be to review the risk and resilience assessment toolset for this guide: HRA, ARI and HRI.
Once you are familiar with the hazard categories and characteristics, your team will begin defining its boundaries through mapping exercises to get a clear picture of your community.
A key component of Step One is to start communication in order to gain support from your community and to engage the various stakeholders.