Effective planning depends on a consistent analysis and comparison of the physical threats and hazards a particular organization faces. This analysis is typically performed through the vulnerability / threat assessment process wherein the identified risks are assigned values and prioritized for the purpose of deciding which threats or hazards a plan should subsequently address.
Typically these assessments incorporate any known hazards within the surrounding community, local crime data, and any institutionally specific security, or safety concerns. Information is obtained from open source data, State and local public safety organizations, the county emergency management office, public utilities, as well as community and other business groups that can provide helpful information.
Vulnerability / Threat Assessments