Emergency Management is a coordinated effort involving local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as volunteer organizations and businesses. These various entities assist citizens and their communities in preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and eliminating or reducing the effects of natural, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters. The primary goal of emergency management is to prevent injuries, save lives, and minimize property damage in your community.
Phases of Emergency Management
- Mitigation - Foundation of emergency management. Activities designed to reduce or eliminate long-term risk
- Preparedness - Ensure that when disaster strikes, emergency personnel can provide the best response
- Response - Includes actions taken immediately after a disaster occurs
- Recovery - Long-term – return community to “normal”
|National Threat Advisory
(Community Emergency Response Teams)