Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)
Donald M. Lumpkins, Esq.
May 9, 2012
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Related Web Resources:
Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Guide (CPG) 201
Use of THIRA for Preparedness Grants, April 2012
THIRA Guide Toolkit
Strategic National Risk Assessment
FEMA PPD-8 Website
FEMA PPD-8 IdeaScale Website
National Preparedness Report Fact Sheet
National Preparedness Report
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"I thought it was an interesting session and well worth my time. The meeting began and ended on time. The material was comprehensive and informative."
Beginning June 2011, Doc Lumpkins has been responsible for establishing the Program Executive Office charged with coordinating the implementation of Presidential Policy Directive / PPD-8 on National Preparedness, and currently serves as its Executive Director.
He also serves as Branch Chief for National Planning Coordination and Assistance, National Preparedness Directorate (NPD), FEMA. In this position he oversees the development of national planning doctrine, catastrophic preparedness planning initiatives and tailored technical assistance programs to support prevention, protection, response, and recovery missions. Mr. Lumpkins responsibilities include supporting state, local, tribal, and territory planning activities, establishing catastrophic priorities and programs, and managing and developing technical assistance programs to support a variety of preparedness initiatives. Mr. Lumpkins is the lead author/editor for Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101, which provides planning guidance for the development and maintenance of emergency operations plans.
Prior to joining the Federal government, Mr. Lumpkins served as Assistant Director for Domestic Preparedness at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency where he led the development and implementation of the State's consequence management policy for weapons of mass destruction and cyber-terrorism incidents. Mr. Lumpkins served as a liaison with law enforcement during the 9/11 terrorist attacks and has provided operational and ESF #5 leadership during a number of natural disasters and HAZMAT events, as well as the 2001 Anthrax attacks. As Assistant Director, Mr. Lumpkins also worked closely with the Maryland General Assembly to address homeland security and emergency management priorities, as well as supported and participated in media interviews and public outreach during major events and disasters.
Mr. Lumpkins earned his Bachelor of Science in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland.