FEMA released the 2023 National Preparedness Report, highlighting the state of the nation’s preparedness at all levels of government while examining the risks the nation faces and the capabilities available to address them. With the cost and frequency of disasters increasing markedly over previous decades, emergency managers must continue to adapt, forge new partnerships, and anticipate challenges to help individuals and communities.
Climate change continues to increase the frequency and severity of weather, which compounds the challenges that emergency managers face in addressing an increasingly complex risk environment. The report highlights how to adapt and forge new partnerships to face those challenges and achieve a more prepared nation.
This year’s report provides a data-driven picture of national preparedness and emergency management trends with focused discussions on four core capabilities:
• Fire Management and Suppression.
• Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
• Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services.
• Long-Term Vulnerability Reduction.
This year’s report provides concrete recommendations that partners and stakeholders across the whole community can take to increase the nation’s resilience.
To read the full report, go to fema.gov/emergency-managers/national-preparedness#reports