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 to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or reduce the effects of natural, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters. The primary goal of emergency management is to prevent injuries, save lives, and reduce property damage in your community.
Phases of Emergency Management
Foundation of emergency management. Activities designed to reduce or eliminate long-term risk
Ensure that when disaster strikes, emergency personnel are able to provide the best response
Includes actions taken immediately after a disaster occurs
Long-term – return community to “normal”
Learn how to put together an emergency kit
Learn how to plan for an emergency
Get information on different types of hazards and how they could affect you