This tool will help you assess your community’s disaster resilience in order to provide information on areas of resilience that can be enhanced. There are two sections to this tool:
Community Resources: The strengths of the residents as individuals as a whole, such as the degree of self-sufficiency and mutual support, the style and quality of local governance, and the availability of resources or assets that that can be mobilized to strengthen and protect the community and respond and adapt to threats when they occur.
Disaster Management: How well prepared the community is able to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster. Factors include community members’ involvement in disaster preparedness planning, the quality of existing emergency preparedness plans, and the capabilities of local fire-fighting, medical, and community safety personnel.