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.