The Emergency Management office is responsible for coordinating activities that occur before, after and during a disaster; natural, man-made or technological events. The Emergency Management Office is responsible for implementing the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Phase One – Mitigation:

Mitigation includes any activities that prevent an emergency, reduce the chance of an emergency happening or reduce the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies.

Phase Two – Preparedness:

Preparedness includes plans or preparations made to save lives and to help response and rescue operations.

Phase Three – Response:

Response includes actions taken to save lives and prevent further property damage in a disaster or emergency situation.

Phase Four – Recovery:

Recovery includes actions taken to return to a normal or even safer situation following an emergency.