Risk assessment is basically the identification of potential hazards and the likely risks they pose within a particular community. I is part of the process of prioritizing risks needing to be addresses in a given community. It is the critical initial step in emergency preparedness, which enables organizations to eventually mitigate (if possible), plan, prepare and deploy appropriate resources to attain a desired outcome.
Maine Incident Data (Dashboards)
American Red Cross Home Risk Fire Map (Zoom into your county and locality for your home fire risk score)
Maine Demographic Data
Every community must prepare for and respond to hazardous events, whether a natural disaster like a tornado or a disease outbreak, wildland fire, or a human caused event such as a fire, explosion or harmful chemical spill. The degree to which a community exhibits certain social conditions, including high poverty, unemployment, age of citizens, percentage disable, or crowded households, may affect that community’s ability to prevent human suffering and financial loss in the event of disaster. These factors describe a community’s social vulnerability.
Census Community Explorer (see training Demo Video in upper right corner to learn how to use the tool)
Other Data and Sources