Recently, I worked with a group of government officials that indicated it plans to produce a report on emergency preparedness and emergency response. Permit me to offer the following advice to people involved with emergency preparedness and response (EP&R).
Permit me to recommend the following topics and questions for study, planning, and action.   Consider planning from Reuse toward Infrastructure, as well as planning in a more traditional sequence or in a ‘random’ sequence.
· What impact – beyond EP&R – should EP&R have?
· What impact should EP&R achieve regarding preventing, minimizing adverse consequences of, coping with, and benefiting from emergencies?
· Consider as many types of emergencies as appropriate.
· For each type of emergency or combination of emergencies, consider as broad a range of scope of crisis as appropriate.
· How should people work to achieve the above impacts of EP&R?
· Consider as much Reuse and as many Outcomes as appropriate.
· Consider as many scenarios as appropriate.
· Consider as many types of preparedness drills as appropriate.
· How should people plan so as to carry out such Implementations?
· Consider potential principles, goals, benefits, costs, and risks – regarding emergencies.
· Consider potential principles, goals, benefits, costs, and risks – regarding non-emergency aspects of society.
· What information is needed in order to achieve the Reuse, Outcomes, and Implementation?
· What information is needed in order to formulate, decide on, carry out, and benefit from the plans?
· How will people and systems find, synthesize, store, communicate, receive, qualify, understand, and use such Information?
· How will people and systems carry out transactions needed to achieve the Reuse, Outcomes, and Implementations and to develop the Insight?
· What infrastructure is likely to be impacted by emergencies and what infrastructure is needed to perform all of the above?
· Consider needs to achieve Reuse, Outcomes, and Implementations, develop Insight, and carry out Transactions.
· Consider individuals, teams and organizations, and skills – including people who need to be involved, people who may be involved, skills people need to have, and skills people have.
· Consider traditional infrastructure for the transportation of people, information, air and water, energy, food and other supplies, and so forth.
· Consider traditional infrastructure for sheltering people, using information, providing air and water, providing energy, using food and other supplies, and so forth.
· Consider other infrastructure, such as money and other fungible items.
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 The outline and terminology are based on the Direct Outcomes achievement tool known as Achieve Progress and described in the book Innovate Incisively. (http://thomasjbuckholtzcom.wordpress.com/)
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