•Mitigation - Includes any activities that prevent a disaster, or reduce
of a disaster happening, or reduce the damaging effects of unavoidable disasters. .
•Preparedness - Includes plans or preparations made to save
lives or property
and help the response and rescue service operations.
•Response - Includes actions taken to save lives and prevent property damage and to preserve the environment during emergencies or disasters. The response phase is implementing your action plans.
•Recovery - Includes actions that assist a community to return to
a sense of
normalcy after a disaster.
•These four phases overlap.
Preparing for Emergencies
The Mission of Emergency Management Is the
Judicious Planning, Assignment and Coordination of All
Available Resources in an Integrated Program of Prevention,
Mitigation, Response, and Recovery for Emergencies of Any
Kind. The Emergency Management Program Represents
Insurance to Protect the County and Its Citizens
When Disaster Strikes and Reduces the County’s Liability
for Hazards That May Strike. In 2005, 209 reportable incidents were noted
by the EMA Duty Officer. EMA took part in eight counter terrorism
Task Force training exercises and The Emergency Operations
Center was partially activated for a flood event and a
Search and Rescue Effort