Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

DATE: October 16, 2019

TEACHER: MO Emergency Management

Course Description: The Jurisdictional Threat Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)
course prepares participants to conduct a jurisdictional THIRA. Participant
activities focus on the jurisdictional process for determining the ability to respond
to human-caused, natural, and technological disasters. Participants will identify
threats and hazards of concern, give the threats and hazards context, examine the
core capabilities, set capability targets, and apply the results. At the conclusion of
the course, participants will be able to: -Identify the major components of the
Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process.
-Conduct assessments to identify threats and hazards of concern. -Construct likely
risk-based scenarios based on the results of a vulnerability assessment. -Estimate
consequences for an assigned all-hazards scenario. -Conduct post-scenario surveys
to identify jurisdictional required capabilities, compare those capabilities with
current capabilities to determine shortfalls and gaps (Gap Analysis), and create a
jurisdictional strategy to reduce these shortfalls and gaps by completing a needs
assessment. Prerequisites: Completion of the online courses IS-700.a: National
Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction and AWR-160-W:
WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders is recommended, but not

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