Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
The Threat and Hazard
Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process helps communities identify
capability targets and resource requirements necessary to address anticipated
and unanticipated risks.
is a three-step risk assessment completed every three years. It helps answer
the following questions:
threats and hazards can affect our community?
they occurred, what impacts would those threats and hazards have on our
on those impacts, what capabilities should our community have?
helps communities understand their risks and determine the level of capability
they need in order to address those risks. By
understanding its risks, a community can make smart decisions about how to
manage risk, including developing needed capabilities. Risk is the potential
for an unwanted outcome resulting from an incident, event, or occurrence, as
determined by its likelihood and the associated consequences.