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The Community, Vulnerability, Risk & Resiliency (CVR2) Model serves as a dynamic planning tool that utilizes research-based and proven methods to develop community-based Threat Hazard Identification & Risk Assessments (THIRA).

The CVR2 Model offers strategies and processes to build partner consensus, ensure uniformity, and provide results that are reliable, accurate, and operationally significant. The CVR2 Model operates by utilizing a number of data and assessment input parameters of potential community hazard vulnerabilities and impacts. These inputs are assessed and evaluated to determine the risk to the community from a specific or multiple hazard threat(s).

The output of the CVR2 Model is a prioritized indication of planning risk considerations that can be incorporated into the community’s comprehensive preparedness efforts, providing a foundation that will increase programmatic efficiency, operational effectiveness, and a unified common operational picture. The CVR2 Model is a culmination of over 100 years of emergency and disaster management knowledge, and incorporates over a decade of research of hazard risk assessment methodologies by several of the nation’s premier disaster researchers.

The THIRA CVR2 Model is a culmination of over 100 years of emergency and disaster management knowledge, and incorporates over a decade of research of hazard risk assessment methodologies by several of the nation’s premier disaster researchers.

Vulnerability & Capability Index Tools

The Odysseus™|CVR2 Model incorporates ISC’s Vulnerability & Capability Index Tool, providing the emergency management analyst with the ability to analyze community vulnerabilities and evaluate potential first-order and second-order impacts.  The Vulnerability & Capability Index Tool allows for the sophisticated analysis and the development of community considerations that address the unique needs of the community, and demonstrate the inter- and cross-dependency between the community’s vulnerabilities and hazard threats.

The Vulnerability & Capability Index Tool is a data-driven, assessment tool that evaluates community vulnerabilities, program achievements, operational capabilities and capacities, and hazard threats in a user-friendly, web-based [POINT AND CLICK] platform.  The Vulnerability & Capability Index Tool is designed to build consensus, control for the influence of user risk perception, and serve as a validation for resource needs, success, and improvement.  The Vulnerability & Capability Index Tool’s robust and user-friendly interface allows for easy and efficient update as the community changes and adapts to its hazard vulnerabilities

Odysseus™|CVR2 Social Vulnerability Index

Number of Indicators: 48 | Methods of Measurement:128

The community social vulnerability tool is a culmination of disaster research and methodology that evaluates the hazard risk exposure of special population types, socioeconomic conditions, and cultural conditions.  The Social Vulnerability Index uses almost 50 indicators and 130 measurements of open-source data to evaluate a community's social vulnerability and potential hazard impact.

Odysseus™|CVR2 Physical Vulnerability Index

Number of Indicators: 60 | Methods of Measurement:180

The Physical Vulnerability Index tool evaluates the community’s critical infrastructure, key resource assets, and building stock’s risk exposure to hazard using over 60 indicators and 180 measurements. The Physical Vulnerability Index Tool can incorporate the Odysseus™| CIKR Impact Analysis System, enhancing the reliability and accuracy of a community Threat-Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment.

Odysseus™|CVR2 Community Conditions Vulnerability Index

Number of Indicators: 43 | Methods of Measurement: 152

Community-level indicators are measures of conditions within a community that allow the County to better understand the interconnectedness of its components and how its vulnerabilities may be impacted during a hazard event. The Community Conditions Vulnerability Analysis focuses specifically on seven (7) broad categories which are comprised of over 40 indicators of community vulnerability and 150 measurements.

Odysseus™|CVR2 Capability & Capacity Analysis

Number of Indicators: 62 | Methods of Measurement:188

Even in communities where the potential risks from hazards are acknowledged, and support for disaster-related policies are high, a jurisdiction's preparedness, response, and recovery abilities may still be limited. The Capability & Capacity Analysis includes 62 indicators and 188 measurements of a community's organizational, operational and programmatic capacity and capability to manage a disaster.