March 23, 2012

Building Strategic Resilience in Emergency Management

For more than a year, FSG and its partner Hassett Willis & Company have been busy supporting a scenario-planning exercise sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as part of its Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI). Launched in 2010, the SFI is a community-wide effort to anticipate emerging challenges and opportunities in emergency management and disaster response. Last year, a scenario workshop facilitated by FSG and Hassett Willis brought together 50 practitioners and researchers from around the country to explore the strategic implications of five alternative scenario environments. The results of both the scenario workshop and foundational SFI research on critical drivers in emergency management are now available with the recent release of the report, Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience 2030