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17 - Emergency preparedness

Goal 2 - Desired Condition 17 - The community is prepared to respond to emergencies, natural disasters, catastrophic acts and other events that threaten the health and safety of the public.

INDICATORS

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"The community is prepared to respond to emergencies, natural disasters, catastrophic acts and other events that threaten the health and safety of the public"

Our Conclusion:


PICTURE NEEDS FOCUS

Based on the Following criteria:



Local Trend is NEGATIVE
Albuquerque, compared to others, is WORSE
Citizen perception compared to data MATCHES

Local Trend LOCAL TREND:

The City of Albuquerque commissions a survey of Citizens' Perceptions of Community Conditions every other year. During the last two surveys, the same question was posed regarding concern over natural and human-caused disasters, and respondents’ level of preparedness, if any. Albuquerque residents are less concerned about natural disaster than human-caused disaster. Overall, they were less concerned in 2007 than in 2005. The majority of residents have taken no steps towards emergency preparedness, and even fewer were ready for any disaster in 2007 than were ready in 2005. The Tactical Interoperable Communications Scorecard was conducted only once, in 2007; therefore there is no local trend for this indicator.

National Comparison NATIONAL/REGIONAL COMPARISON:

Comparable survey data for peer Southwest cities disaster preparedness could not be found, as other communities are not asking their citizens these same questions, therefore the survey data cannot be compared with others. The Albuquerque region's Tactical Interoperable Communications Scorecard indicates that the Albuquerque region lags slightly behind others in the areas of emergency communication governance and standard operating procedures.

Citizen Perception CITIZEN PERCEPTION:

In 2011, Albuquerque citizens rated this desired condition 36th in importance and 45th in progress.

 

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