4 Phases of Emergency

Mitigation
The action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something.

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Preparedness:
A continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response. DHS/FEMA Definition

 

 

Preparedness:
Active Shooter
Campfire Safety
Drought
Emergency Alerts
Extreme Heat
Flood Information
Hazardous Materials
Landslides
Power Outages
Severe Weather

Snowstorms
Thunderstorms & Lightning
Tornados
Wildfires
Winter Weather

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Response:
Actions taken to save lives and prevent further property damages in an emergency situation. Response is putting your preparedness plans into action, such as seeking shelter, turning off gas valves, electricity. Response activities take place during an emergency.

 

Recovery:
Creating a NEW normal after an emergency. This action includes; informational assistance, counseling, financial assistance, clean up, etc.