A partnership should be:
Publicly Accessible: Partnership includes the private sector;
Dedicated: Partnership is managed by a liaison
Resourced: Partnership has funding, facilities, and tools
Engaged: Members of partnership are actively participating
Sustainable: Partnership is supported by strategic plans, funds, and resources
Emergency management/response personnel include Federal, State, territorial, tribal, substate regional, and local governments, non-governmental organizations, private-sector organizations, critical infrastructure owners and operators, and all other organizations and individuals who assume an emergency management role. National preparedness is the shared responsibility of our whole community. Every member contributes, including individuals, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and Federal, State, and local governments. National preparedness is the shared responsibility of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens.