||In summary, Fink’s Matrix provides a visual
assessment of risk as defined by impact times probability, a commonly used
definition of risk in emergency management. The ability to combine a number
of events on one display provides planners a tool to communicate effectively
with decision makers and with the public. In addition, the matrix provides
all users a map of the relative threat provided by each hazard, and the
overall threat situation of a jurisdiction during its current time horizon.
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