2) to minimize property loss and damage to the environment;
3)to protect the jurisdiction from all threats and hazards.
Progressive – Emergency managers anticipate future disasters and take protective, preventive, and preparatory measures to build disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient communities.
Risk-Driven – Emergency managers use sound risk management principles (threat/hazard identification, risk analysis, and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources.
Integrated – Emergency managers ensure unity of effort among all levels of government and all elements of a community.
Collaborative – Emergency managers create and sustain broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication.
Coordinated – Emergency managers synchronize the activities of all relevant stakeholders to achieve a common purpose.
Flexible – Emergency managers use creative and innovative approaches in solving disaster challenges.
Professional – Emergency managers value a science- and knowledge-based approach based on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship, and continuous improvement.
The Stafford Act
Provides primary authority for the Federal Government to respond to disasters and emergencies.
Gives FEMA responsibility for coordinating Government response efforts. The President’s authority is delegated to FEMA through separate mechanisms.
Describes the programs and processes by which the Federal Government provides disaster and emergency assistance to State and local governments, tribal nations, eligible private nonprofit organizations, and individuals affected by a declared major disaster or emergency.
Mitigate the effects of,
Respond to, and
Recover from those threats that pose the greatest risk.
2)Public Information and Warning
Communications and Information Management
Command and Management
Ongoing Management and Maintenance
State or tribal emergency management laws.
Standards such as NIMS and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1600.
Laws of general application (Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), civil rights, contract law, personnel law, government ethics law, etc.).
Effective response and recovery
Contribute to a positive public image
cost-effective programs, securing of grants, and ethical practices
Direction, control, and coordination
External affairs/Emergency public information
Mass care, emergency assistance, housing, and human services
Public health and medical services
Logistics management and resource support
Plan for emergencies that may arise and keep the emergency operations plan (EOP) up to date.
Provide support and advice to elected officials in establishing and carrying out policy.
Educate the public.
Plan, develop, conduct, and evaluate training and exercises.
Identify resource needs and sources of resources.
Coordinate with other agencies, jurisdictions, and levels of government on resource allocation, communications and information management, and public information.
Advise elected and appointed officials on policy.
Provide off-site support to the Incident Command (typically a small part of the emergency manager’s role).
Coordinate with agencies providing food and shelter.
Coordinate with agencies to restore essential services (power, roads, etc.).
Conduct the after-action evaluation and develop an improvement plan.
Determine how emergency management and response can be better integrated.
Fully document incident activities and related costs.
Ensure that all bills are paid.
Initiate long-term recovery plans.
Implement mitigation plans.
Oversee long-term recovery efforts.