Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time and any place. Even a small amount of planning and preparation can make a big difference.
Be Informed, Make A Plan, Build A Kit, and Get Involved.
Emergency Management Mission Areas:
Mission areas are groups of core capabilities, including Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. Each mission area is comprised of the capabilities required for achieving the function at any time (before, during, or after an incident) and across all threats and hazards.
- Prevention: The capabilities necessary to avoid, prevent, or stop a threatened or actual act of terrorism. As defined by PPD-8, the term “prevention” refers to preventing imminent threats
- Protection: The capabilities necessary to secure the homeland against acts of terrorism and manmade or natural disasters
- Response: The capabilities necessary to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs after an incident has occurred
- Recovery: The capabilities necessary to assist communities affected by an incident to recover effectively
- Mitigation: The capabilities necessary to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters