Performance Measure
Agency
Measure Name
Statewide average score of the Local Capability Assessment of Readiness (LCAR) self assessments by localities annually.
Measure Last Modified
Feb 04 2015 12:42
Measure Last Published
Feb 05 2015 12:15
Measure Status
Active
Data Source and Calculation
Data source for this measure is an annual question survey across ten categories. Each final score for the jurisdiction is based on an average of all category scores. The final scores for each jurisdiction are averaged to provide an average statewide measure of emergency preparedness.
Enterprise Priorities and Strategies
Enterprise InitiativeEnterprise PriorityEnterprise Strategy
Public Safety and Homeland SecurityHomeland Security and Emergency PreparednessEnsure Virginia is prepared to address threats to the safety and security of the Commonwealth and to respond rapidly and efficiently to emergencies.
Associated Service Areas
SA CodeSA Name
77501Financial Assistance for Emergency Management and Response
77502Emergency Training and Exercises
77601Emergency Response and Recovery Services
77602Financial Assistance for Emergency Response and Recovery
77801Emergency Communications and Warning Point
79901General Management and Direction
Measure ID12777501.001.001
Measure ClassOther Agency
Measure TypeOutcome
Year TypeState FY
Preferred TrendIncrease
FrequencyAnnually
Statistical UnitPercent
Baseline and Targets
Target NameDateResultNote
Baseline
Short Target 2018
Long Target 2020
Measure Results
YearResultExplanatory Note
201075.60The FY 2011 average is based on the reports of 139 jurisdictions, which is 100+ of the jurisdictions that are required to report LCARs. This was the first year ever since the implementation of LCAR where all localities required to report did report. The average LCAR score for 2011 is 72+, which was also the average score for 2010. There are several factors that could explain that the score remained constant over these 2 years. With the extraordinary number of natural disasters in the Commonwealth during this 2 year period, many small local governments spent a significant amount of time responding to and recovering from disasters. This situation didn’t allow some of the local emergency managers the ability to direct time and resources to improving their programs.
201172.00The fiscal year 2011 average is based on the reports of 139 jurisdictions, which is 100 percent of the jurisdictions that are required to report LCARs. This was the first year ever since the implementation of LCAR where all localities required to report did report. The average LCAR score for 2011 is 72 percent, which was also the average score for 2010. There are several factors that could explain that the score remained constant over these two years. With the extraordinary number of natural disasters in the Commonwealth during this two year period, many small local governments spent a significant amount of time responding to and recovering from disasters. This situation didn’t allow some of the local emergency managers the ability to direct time and resources to improving their programs.
201275.00The fiscal year 2012 average LCAR score is approximately 75percent, which is an improvement of three percent over the fiscal year 2011 score of 72 percent. While all categories have improved, planning improved by 5 percent. This score reflects VDEM’s effort to reach out to the local jurisdictions and deploy a variety of resources to improve local emergency operations plans (EOPs) for content and currency. The fiscal year 2012 average is based on reports of 139 jurisdictions, which is 100 percent of the jurisdictions that are required to report.
201377.00The FY 2013 average is based on the reports of 139 jurisdictions, which is 100+ of the jurisdictions that are required to report LCARs. This year all localities reported their results by 7/15/13. The average LCAR score for 2013 is 77+, which is a 4+ improvement over the 2012 score. For fiscal year 2014 the goal is 80+ with 100+ of the jurisdictions reporting.
201478.00This reporting period is based on 137 of the 138 jurisdictions which are required by the Code of Virginia to report an annual preparedness assessment (Code of Virginia § 44-146.19F). In previous years there were 139 jurisdictions with independent emergency management programs that were required to submit the annual assessment. In July 2013, the City of Bedford, changed its status to “Town” and is part of the County’s emergency management program. There were some significant changes made to the 2014 LCAR report. The previous versions (2010-2013) included 80 scored questions (total of 83) on a 100 point scale. The version introduced in FY 2014 includes 88 scored questions (total of 90) on a 100 point scale. The main purpose of this revision was to introduce new questions that address the National Incident Management System (NIMS). With the inclusion of these questions, the jurisdictions were able to meet their NIMS reporting requirements while reporting LCAR. Considering the revisions, the overall average score improved from 77+ to 78+. The decision by VDEM management to revise LCAR for the 2014 reporting period was made following the goal to improve the 2014 LCAR score to 80+.
201577.80This reporting period is based on 137 of the 138 jurisdictions which are required by the Code of Virginia to report an annual preparedness assessment (Code of Virginia § 44-146.19F). In previous years there were 139 jurisdictions with independent emergency management programs that were required to submit the annual assessment. Brunswick County did not report self assessment scores.
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- Run Date: 04/29/2017 11:20:09