Creating a “culture of preparedness” within communities (or organizations) is a smart and worthwhile goal.

But achieving this means emergency management leaders must first create an internal culture that fosters best practices and is committed to strategic planning disciplines.

To improve departmental and community readiness, consider following the Preparedness Cycle Framework,TM a five-year cycle of integrated planning, exercising and technology implementation.

The model brings together major components of the strategic preparedness planning process, while outlining a schedule for ongoing training and regular exercises.

Find out more about creating a culture of preparedness by using the Preparedness Cycle Framework.

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