Managing resources before, during, and after a major emergency or disaster.

  • Taking inventory of personnel and material resources to include the private-sector sources that would be available in an emergency.
  • Identifying resource deficiencies and working with appropriate officials on measures to resolve them.
  • Developing and carrying out public awareness and education programs.

Conducting activities related to the key components of emergency management.

  • Coordinating the planning process and working cooperatively with organizations and government agencies.
  • Identifying and analyzing the potential impacts of hazards that threaten the jurisdiction.
  • Conducting threat/hazard and risk assessments.
  • Coordinating a review of all local emergency- and disaster-related authorities and recommending amendments, when necessary.

Coordinating with all partners in the emergency management process, to ensure they:

  • Are aware of potential threats to the community, including establishing a system to alert officials and the public in an emergency or disaster.
  • Participate in mitigation and prevention activities.
  • Plan for emergencies and disasters using an all-hazards approach, including establishing and maintaining networks of expert advisors and damage assessors for all hazards.
  • Operate effectively in emergency situations.
  • Conduct effective recovery operations after a disaster.
  • Are advised and informed about emergency management activities.
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