Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters and public safety issues.

Four Phases of Emergency Management

Mitigation 
  • What activities can help avoid a disaster or minimize its impact?
Preparedness 
  • What activities can enhance the abilities of individual, communities, and businesses to respond to a disaster?
Response 
  • What actions can be taken during and immediately after a disaster to prevent loss of life and property?
Recovery 
  • What efforts can help to return the community back to normal following a disaster?