Disasters can hit anytime, anywhere.
Disasters come in all sizes in any jurisdiction. A disaster may be a small tornado, a wildfire or a major snowstorm. Or it could be a terrorist incident or a major earthquake.
Some agencies have failed to prepare for disaster because of the attitude, “It can’t happen here.” This type of thinking is dangerous and only prepares you to fail.
You may believe that disaster preparation is the responsibility of senior leadership in your agency, and you are right. However, the responsibility is also that of every person in this room.