Value Focused Metrics for Improved Emergency Preparedness Planning – Part 3: "Unified" Baseline Value Focused Metrics Model


  1. Maxwell, D.T.
  2. Davis, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ONT (CAN);KaDSci LLC, Springfield VA (USA)
This report is part three of a four part series describing how a decision analytic modeling approach called Value Focused Metrics (VFM) was applied to emergency preparedness planning processes in two cities on Vancouver Island using four scenarios. This volume describes how the research team used the subject matter expert input from across four sample scenarios to develop a single “Unified” model that could potentially serve as a baseline model for emergency preparedness planning and assessment. The research team’s analysis confirmed that there is significant commonality across scenarios, especially as it relates to objectives. The common objectives were used as input in the development of a proof of concept Value Focused Metrics model that demonstrates it is possible to construct a baseline model. These finding reinforce the belief that a Value Focused Metrics approach to supporting emergency preparedness planning and assessment is technically feasible and potentially could advance the state of the art in this domain.

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Emergency Management;Prevention;Mitigation;Preparedness;Response;Recovery;Emergency Planning;Value Focused Thinking;Value Focused Metrics;Mission to task analysis;Strategy to task analysis;Risk Management;Community planning;Models, Objectives;Metrics
Report Number
DRDC-CSS-CR-2013-022 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Nov 2013
Number of Pages
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