Researchers at the NIMSAT Institute conducted a nation-wide survey of emergency managers and homeland security professionals, including information on Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) public-private-partnership (PPP) models collected through the Private Sector Division office. The report examines the common threads of successful models from communities of various sizes that have launched government-industry collaborations that help them better prepare for, respond to, and recover from all types of emergency events. This compendium hopes to assist emergency managers across the nation solve common issues and create solutions to challenges, while integrating the business community and other private sector stakeholders.
In 2011, Daniel Stoneking, Director of the FEMA Private Sector office, announced the development of the Publicly Accessible, Dedicated, Resourced, Engaged, and Sustainable (PADRES) framework as a tool to evaluate the important dimensions of an effective public-private-partnership at FEMA’s first national conference, “Building Resilience through Public-Private-Partnerships” in Washington DC. The report follows this matrix as a guideline to evaluate the partnerships. It is germane to know the PADRES framework, while appropriate for most PPPs, is not a one-size-fits-all solution for every situation