The Nebraska Preparedness Partnership (NPP) is a coalition of the state's business and government leaders, who share a commitment to strengthen the capacity of the state to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters through public-private collaboration. Created as a 501(c)(3) in 2014 by Nebraska businesses and representatives from key state agencies, NPP empowers businesses to integrate business resources, expertise, and plans with those of government during all stages of disaster management. The government cannot and should not be the only participants in a disaster situation, as the private sector has a wealth of knowledge and assets that may be needed during an emergency.
Public-private partnerships help to establish relationships prior to incidents, when familiarity with each other's capabilities and response procedures are paramount. These partnerships enable the public and private sector to develop all-hazards based plans to pool resources and information, coordinate response and recovery efforts, and share training and exercise opportunities. NPP bridges the gaps between private industry and public entities. Businesses are given a voice in emergency operations centers with NPP's Emergency Operations Center Private-sector Liaison(s) positions.
ENGAGING NEBRASKA BUSINESSES
NPP is a 501 (c)(3) established in 2014 for the purpose of engaging Nebraska businesses, critical infrastructure, key resources, and citizens. NPP will build the readiness of private stakeholders in Nebraska to prepare, mitigate, respond, and recover from disasters through advocacy, training, and public partnerships.
"The successful interaction between public and private sectors is important for the whole community. Engaging these sectors during all phases of a community emergency or natural disaster is evidence that this success can be shared and achieved."
Paul W. Johnson
- Director Douglas County Emergency Management Agency
A BROAD SPECTRUM OF PARTNERS
Local businesses own and operate 85% of assets, which are critical to keeping our communities viable. The public and private sectors are collaborating to be better prepared and respond to the effects of a disaster. A broad spectrum of partners working together strengthens the resilience of all communities in Nebraska.
SUPPORT FROM EMERGENCY SERVICES
The Omaha Fire and Police Departments are already collaborating with NPP, County Emergency Management, the Health Department personnel, public utilities, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, so that communities are prepared when disasters strike.
"The safety and well-being of our citizens is what draws us together. Having established relationships before a disaster strikes will help us to provide a comprehensive, coordinated response."Colonel Bradley Rice - Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent
NPP is a coalition of the state’s business and government leaders who share a commitment to strengthen the capacity of the state to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters through public-private collaboration. Created in 2014 by Nebraska businesses and representatives from key state agencies, the Partnership empowers businesses to integrate business resources, expertise, and plans with those of government during all stages of disaster management.
Board of Directors